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Lensey Namioka was born in Beijing and moved to the USA when she was a child. She is a full-time writer, living in Seattle with her family.
Born in Gloucester in 1988, Tom Nancollas is a writer and building conservationist based in London. After university, he joined English Heritage to work on church repair grants before moving on to the City of London and its historic townscape. Of Cornish ancestry, Tom maintained a love of seascapes during his work in the capital and became fascinated with offshore rock lighthouses, finding in them a new way of looking at buildings, heritage and, unexpectedly, family.
Ted L Nancy is a citizen of Thousand Oaks, California. He is currently travelling with his electronic belching machine and considering a number of business opportunities. Jerry Seinfeld (who wrote the introduction) is a multi Emmy Award-winning US comedian and star of Seinfeld. 'I fully admit that I bear a certain responsibility for the success and popularity of Ted Nancy. I discovered him, I promoted him, I allowed his name to be associated with mine. So I do accept the responsibility, but not the blame' Jerry Seinfeld.
Professor Azim Nanji is director of the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in London. Nanji has taught in academic instutions in the US and Canada and was formerly professor and chair of the Department of Religion at the University of Florida. He has published numerous articles and co-authored and edited several books including Mapping Islamic Studies and The Muslim Almanac. He sits on the editorial board for The Encyclopaedia of Religion.
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) is where all officers in the British Army are trained to take on the responsibility of leading their soldiers. During training, all officer cadets learn to live by the academy’s motto: ‘Serve to Lead’. Officers who have graduated from Sandhurst include: Prince William, Prince Harry, Sir Winston Churchill and astronaut Tim Peake. Other Nations choose to send their personnel to Sandhurst for Officer training because it is recognised as a world-leading military training academy. Major General Paul Nanson CBE is a British Army officer who serves as Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and General Officer Commanding Recruiting and Initial Training Command. During his thirty year career in the British army, he has served in The Troubles, the Gulf War, the Bosnian War, the Iraq War, and the war in Afghanistan, which saw him appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for distinguished services. In his tenure at Sandhurst he has established the Centre for Army Leadership, the world's premier centre for army leadership.
William Naphy is Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Divinity, History & Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of several books, including Born to be Gay: a History of Homosexuality; Sex Crimes: From Renaissance to Enlightenment; and Plagues, Poisons and Potions. He lives in Aberdeen. Tristram Hunt is a lecturer in modern British history at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of The English Civil War: At First Hand and the critically acclaimed Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City. A leading British history broadcaster, he has authored numerous radio and television series for the BBC and Channel 4.
Will Napier has split his adult life between Scotland and America. He now resides in Atlantic Beach, Florida with his wife and four children. His second novel, Without Warning, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. He is writing his third novel and completing a collection of short fiction.
In the 1960s Simon Napier-Bell managed the Yardbirds and co-wrote Dusty Springfield's huge hit 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me' (also the title of his first book - 'The classic hidden history of Sixties pop' Jon Savage). He subsequently managed Marc Bolan, Japan, and Wham! as well as many other laughably less successful groups. www.simonnapierbell.com
Ann Napolitano is the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arm's Reach. She is also the Assistant Editor of One Story literary magazine. She received an MFA from New York University; she has taught fiction writing for Brooklyn College's MFA program, New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and for Gotham Writers' Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
H.M. Naqvi has worked in the financial services industry, run a slam venue, and taught creative writing at Boston University. He has received the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Phelam Prize for poetry. Ensconced in Karachi, H.M. Naqvi is working on his second novel.
Nadia Narain is one of the UK’s top yoga teachers, known for her range of bestselling DVDs. She began her career teaching yoga on tour with bands, and then became one of the original teachers at London’s celebrated Triyoga centre. She is a regular in magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, and also has her own range of chemical-free candles and perfume. Katia Narain Phillips has worked in wellness, food and massage for more than twenty years. Hailed as a ‘health-food pioneer’ by Red Magazine, she opened a raw food café over ten years ago, and now runs the innovative Nectar Café in London. She lives in London with her husband and her two sons. Self-Care for the Real World is their first book.
R.K. Narayan was born in Madras, South India, in 1906, and educated there and at Maharaja's College in Mysore. His first novel, Swami and Friends and its successor, The Bachelor of Arts, are both set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi and are only two out of the twelve novels he based there. In 1958 Narayan's work The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honor. In addition to his novels, Narayan has authored five collections of short stories, including A Horse and Two Goats, Malguidi Days, and Under the Banyan Tree, two travel books, two volumes of essays, a volume of memoirs, and the re-told legends Gods, Demons and Others, The Ramayana, and the Mahabharata. In 1980 he was awarded the A.C. Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in 1982 he was made an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Narayan died in 2001.
R K Narayan's writing spans the greatest period of change in modern Indian history, from the days of the Raj - Swami and Friends (1935), The Bachelor of Arts (1937) and The English Teacher (1945) - to recent years of political unrest - The Painter of Signs (1976), A Tiger for Malgudi (1983), and Talkative Man (1987). He has published numerous collections of short stories, including Malgudi Days (1982), and Under the Banyan Tree (1985), and several works of non-fiction.
R. K. Narayan was born in Madras, South India, in 1906. His novel The Guide (1958) won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, India's highest literary honour. In 1980 he was awarded the A. C. Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in 1982 he was made Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
SHOBA NARAYAN is a food and travel writer and has written for a variety of press including Travel & Leisure, Newsweek, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Shoba won the James Beard Foundation's MFK Fisher Award for her story 'The God of Small Feasts', widely considered the most prestigious food writing award in the United States. She also comments for NPR's Weekend All things Considered. Shoba currently lives in Singapore with her husband and two children.
Little is known of Narayana beynd his name. This masterpiece was composed between 800 and 950 AD. Aditya Narayan Dhairyasheel Haksar was born in Gwailor and educated at the universities of Allahabad and Oxford. He has translated various classics from the Sanskrit, including the stories of the Pancatantra and the plays of Bhasa.
Hailing from Brixton, South London, Big Narstie is a grime artist, TV presenter and internet personality. He is the host of his own Channel 4 show, The Big Narstie Show, which was nominated for a BAFTA, a National Television Award and also won the RTS award for Best Entertainment Performance in 2019. He is one of the grime scene’s greatest talents, with over 60 million streams, a top-10 single, he has been awarded Best Grime Act at the Urban Music Awards five times. He has millions of YouTube views for his content, has appeared on various national TV panel shows, has read the weather on Good Morning Britain and debated Shakespeare at the Oxford Union.
David Nasaw is a Distinguished Prefessor of History at the Greduate Center of the City University of New York.
Laura Naser is a Senior Associate Solicitor in the family law department at Penningtons Manches LLP. She has been named as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 2017 lawyer guide and has written many published articles for Lexology, Jordons Family Law, Lexis Nexis and the New Law Journal. She is also a member of Resolution, an organisation which believes in constructive approaches to family law matters. She lives with her husband and their two young children in Surrey.
Graham Nash was born in Blackpool in 1942 and brought up in Salford. He was cofounder with his schoolfriend Allan Clarke of the Hollies - one of the most successful British pop groups of the 1960s for whom he was lead-singer and one of the principal songwriters. In 1968 he left the UK to live in California, where he became part of the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash (later, after Neil Young joined, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young). Unusually he has been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for the Hollies and for CSNY, and in 2010 he received the OBE. He is noted for his political and charity work (he played Occupy Wall Street in 2011), is a serious photographer, and has homes in California and Hawaii.
Ruby Nash is a primary school teacher who also has a magical second identity as a writer. She lives in a big, creaky house in Bath with her eccentric husband and a menagerie of pets. Sparky at Magic School, the first book in the Mrs Mothwick's Magic Academy series, is her first published book.
Sarah Nash is a speech therapist and primary school teacher who works in Haringey with children with communication difficulties. Pamela Venus lives in a long stone cottage on the North Yorkshire coast, illustrating children's books - her childhood ambition. She trained in Reigate and later in Birmingham. Her four grandchildren live very close at hand and have been her best reference and truest critics, and their toys the supporting cast in her pictures.
Thomas Nashe (1567-?1601). Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller and Other Works is available in Penguin Classics.
Raduan Nassar was born in 1935, in Pindorama, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. He was raised mainly in small rural towns, then went on to study Law at the University of São Paulo. Like his Lebanese immigrant family, the author's life has been bound in agriculture and writing. Ancient Tillage (1975) and A Cup of Rage (1978), a novella, are his two major literary works. He also worked as a journalist and editor for the newspaper Jornal do Bairro, jointly founded with his brothers. Although an acclaimed literary author, since 1985 Raduan Nassar has led a private existence dedicated to farming and livestock production. He retired to a smaller farm in 2011, having donated his entire commercial property to the agricultural departments of the Federal University of São Carlos for the creation of a new campus.
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