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Ellie Wharton (Author) Ellie Wharton's career in children's books began in the rights department of a small London-based publisher, taking her to book fairs all over the world. Ellie went on to work at Egmont, publishing children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Giles Andreae. She is the author of many children's books including Michael Recycle, following the trials and tribulations of a green superhero, which has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. Dylan's Amazing Dinosaur series is one of many bestselling series and books created with writing partner Tamara Macfarlane. Tamara Macfarlane (Author) Tamara Macfarlane is the owner of the award winning Tales on Moon Lane Children's Bookshop, Moon Lane Education and Moon Lane Ink CIC. She has over 15 years' experience working with children and schools, and combines running the two bookshops with writing children's books. She currently has series with Hodder, Simon and Schuster, Troika Books and Puffin. Tamara has judged many high profile book awards (Costa, British Book Award, Muslim Young Writers Award) and has given talks at Bath, Oxford, Sharjah, Chengdu and Hay literary festivals. Whilst setting up Moon Lane Ink CIC in 2017, Tamara was mentored by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School's Social Ventures. She is part of a diversity steering group for Booktrust, and has contributed to the Booksellers Association's new diversity guide. Moon Lane Ink CIC is dedicated to raising equality in children's Books: equality of access, representation and roles in the publishing industry.
Irène Némirovksy was born in Kiev in 1903, the daughter of a successful Jewish banker. In 1918 her family fled the Russian Revolution for France where she became a bestselling novelist, author of David Golder, Le Bal, The Courilof Affair, All Our Worldly Goods and other works published in her lifetime or soon after, as well as the posthumously published Suite Française and Fire in the Blood. The Wine of Solitude (Le Vin de Solitude) was first published in France in 1935. Némirovksy died in Auschwitz in 1942. Sandra Smith is a fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, and has translated all the novels of Irène Némirovksy available in English. 'Sandra Smith's translations are of the highest quality.' J.M. Coetzee, New York Review of Books
Arne Naess was born in Slemdal, Norway, in 1912. After earning his Ph.D. at the age of 27, he became the University of Oslo's youngest professor, and Norway's only Professor of Philosophy. Naess was a keen mountaineer, environmentalist and social activist. In 1938, he finished building an isolated wooden hut high in the Hallingskarvet mountains, where he would spend a quarter of his life. It was here that he developed his concept of 'deep ecology,' and his lifelong commitment to the environmental movement. His activity within the movement ranged from grassroots protest, to candidacy for political office with the Green Party, to a post as the first chairman of Greenpeace Norway in 1988. His achievements as a philosopher, ecologist and activist were widely recognised during his lifetime. In 2005 he was knighted and made a Commander with Star of the Royal Norwegian order of St. Olav First Class. He died in Oslo in 2009.
Peter Nádas was born in Budapest in 1942. Among his works translated into English are the novels A Book of Memories, The End of a Family Story, and Love; a collection of stories and essays, Fire and Knowledge and two pieces of short fiction, A Lovely Tale of Photography and Péter Nádas: Own Death. He lives with his wife in Gombosszeg, Hungary.
Lupita Nyong'o is a Kenyan actress and producer. Her first feature film role was in the film 12 Years a Slave, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as multiple accolades, including the Screen Actors Guild® Award, the Critics' Choice Award, the Independent Spirit Award, and the NAACP Award. She has since starred in Mira Nair's Queen of Katwe, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ryan Coogler's record-breaking box office hit Black Panther, and most recently in Jordan's Peele's critically acclaimed horror film, Us. Nyong'o earned a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Danai Gurira's play Eclipsed. She lives in Brooklyn.
Miklós Nyiszli (1901-1956) was a Jewish prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Nyiszli, his wife and young daughter were transported to Auschwitz in May 1944. After he had worked for a short while as a labourer at the I. G. Farben factory at Auschwitz-Monowitz, his medical qualifications were discovered by the SS and he was sent to the extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where he worked as a pathologist under the supervision of the notorious camp doctor Joseph Mengele. Nyiszli survived the camp along with his daughter and returned to his home, now part of Romania, where he died in 1956.
David Nwokedi was born in Nigeria in 1965 to a Nigerian father and a British mother. He grew up in Newhaven and Brighton and worked as a social worker in London for ten years. Married with two children, he now lives in Brighton and is a Senior Social Worker. He is currently working on a second novel.
John Browne (Lord Browne of Madingley) was CEO of BP from 1995–2007, transforming it into one of the world’s largest companies. He was knighted in 1998, and made a life peer in 2001. He is Chairman of L1 Energy, Huawei UK, the Tate Galleries and Donmar Warehouse and has authored the memoir Beyond Business, popular science book Seven Elements that Have Changed the World and The Glass Closet, a commentary on the acceptance and inclusion of LGBT people in business. Robin Nuttall is a Partner in McKinsey’s London office. He leads the Firm’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Practice, serving regulators and regulated corporations on strategy and organisational issues across a range of sectors and territories. Tommy Stadlen is the Co-Founder of Swing Technologies, which exited to Microsoft in 2017. Swing, chaired by Twitter founder Biz Stone, created the #1 app on Apple's App Store. A best-selling author, Tommy is a frequent speaker and media commentator, including as a contributor to the New York Times and Financial Times, and guest on CNBC, Bloomberg and BBC. Tommy is a former McKinsey consultant and previously worked for President Obama. He graduated with First Class honours from Oxford and holds an MSc (Distinction) from the LSE. He is an advisor to NYU Stern Business School and a Venture Partner at firstminute capital, a $100m technology venture capital firm. Tommy has been recognised by the FT as a top 50 Global Ally Executive and by Entrepreneur Magazine's ‘Best Companies in America’ award.
Jay Nussbaum walked away from a lucrative career as a real estate attorney to become a teacher and a novelist. A lifelong martial arts practitioner, he has trained and taught all over the world, most recently teaching a course at Cornell University that explored the connection between martial arts and the soul. He lives with his wife and children in New York.
William Fotheringham (Author) William Fotheringham is the bestselling author of Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike, Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi, Roule Britannia, The Badger: Bernard Hinault and the Fall and Rise of French Cycling, and Put Me Back on My Bike, which Vélo magazine called `the best cycling biography ever written’. He writes for the Guardian and Observer on cycling and has reported on over twenty Tours de France. James Nunn (Illustrator) James Nunn is an artist, book designer and illustrator whose recent work includes The Corbyn Colouring Book. He lives and works in Bath.
Paul Nunes is the Global Managing Director of Research at the Accenture Institute for High Performance. His research findings have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal,USA Today, BusinessWeek.com, Forbes.com, Los Angeles Times, andChicago Tribune among other publications and media, and he is the Senior Contributing Editor at Outlook, Accenture's journal of thought leadership.
Sherwin Nuland was a well-known surgeon in the US - at the top of his profession. He was the author of The Doctors, which explores the ethics of the medical world, How We Die, a bestseller in America and Britain and The Wisdom of the Body. Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland drew on more than 35 years in medicine and a childhood buffeted by illness in writing How We Die, an award-winning book that sought to dispel the notion of death with dignity and fuelled a national conversation about end-of-life decisions. He died in March 2014 at his home in Hamden, CT.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Liz Nugent worked in Irish film, theatre and television. Her three novels - Unravelling Oliver, Lying in Wait and Skin Deep have each been Number One bestsellers in Ireland and she has won four Irish Book Awards (two for Skin Deep). She lives in Dublin with her husband.
Adele Nozedar has enjoyed a varied career, spanning TV presentation, being in a cult indie band, running highly-successful record labels (both independent and major) and a PR company, exhibiting her photography and writing soundtracks. She is trained in massage and colour therapy and is now the owner of a remote residential recording studio in Wales, and two shops in Hay on Wye. She is also a photographer and the author of several books including: The Element Encyclopaedia of Secret Signs And Symbols, 2006; The Secret Language of Birds, HarperCollins 2006 and Freaky Dreams HarperCollins 2011.
B. J. Novak is well known for his work on NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office as an actor, writer, director and executive producer. He is also acclaimed for his stand-up comedy, his performances in motion picturesand his New York Times bestselling book of short stories, One More Thing. A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature, B. J. Novak lives in Los Angeles, California.
David Novak is Chairman and CEO of the world's largest restaurant group Yum! Brands, which operates in 112 countries and employs 1.4 million people across Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell and Long John Silver's. Prior to leading Yum!, Novak was president of both KFC and Pizza Hut; he also held senior positions at Pepsi-Cola. He is the recipient of the 2008 Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship.He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
Eva Nour is a journalist writing under a pseudonym. She was inspired to write The Stray Cats of Homs, her debut novel, by meeting and falling in love with the real 'Sami'. Today the couple share a life together in Paris.
Jane Nottage (Author) Jane Nottage is a writer and sports journalist who contributes regularly to several national newspapers. Fluent in Italian, she has followed the fortunes of the Ferrari team for many years and worked with Luca di Montezemolo before he became Chairman of Ferrari in 1992. For three seasons Jane has been given unprecedented access to Formula One's most famous team. She has written five books. Eddie Irvine (Author) Eddie Irvine was born born 10 November 1965 in Northern Ireland. He was a Formula One driver between 1993 and 2002, and runner-up in the 1999 World Drivers' Championship, driving for Scuderia Ferrari.
John Nott was born before the invention of the pill, television, dishwashers, disposable nappies and New Labour. A 'chip' was a fried potato. We had 'crumpet' for tea. 'Grass' was mown. 'Coke' was put on the fire. A 'joint' was a piece of meat you ate for Sunday lunch. Sir John Nott is perhaps best known for his years as Defence Secretary during the Falklands war. He served with the Gurkhas in Malaya, worked for Warburg's in the city, became an MP in 1983 and then returned to the city as a chairman of Lazards.
EINHARD was born of noble parents in the Main valley around A.D. 770. He became a friend of Charlemagne and his family, and was chosen to invite Charlemagne to crown his son as his successor in 813. After Charlemagne’s death he was a loyal servant of Louis the Pious, and he died in 840. NOTKER BALBULUS ( The Stammerer) was born near the monastery of St Gall, in Switzerland, around 840, and entered the monastery as a boy. He wrote his account of Charlemagne for the Emperor Charles the Fat between 884 and 887. He also composed a book of sequences with music, a Martyrology (897), and poems, letters and charters. He taught at the monastic school until his death in 912. David Gantz is Professor of English at Kings College, London.
Anita Notaro is a TV producer, journalist and director and worked for RTE, Ireland's national broadcasting organization, for eighteen years. She has directed the Eurovision Song Contest and the Irish General Election, as well as programmes for the BBC and Channel 4. She is the author of Back After the Break, Behind the Scenes and The WWW Club.
Christine Nostlinger is an Austrian writer and one of the most popular writers in Europe today. Her books have been translated into many languages and a number of her books have been turned into films in Germany. She has won numerous awards including the the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1984 and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2003. She is married and has two daughters.
Robin Norwood is a licensed marriage, family and child therapist in private practice. She specialises in treating unhealthy patterns of relating in love relationships, as well as addiction, co-addiction, compulsive eating, and depression, and is the author of several bestselling self-help books. She lives with her husband in Santa Barbara, California.
John Julius Norwich is the author of histories of Norman Sicily, the Republic of Venice, the Byzantine Empire and, most recently, The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean. He has also written on architecture, music and the history plays of Shakespeare, and has presented some thirty historical documentaries on BBC Television.
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