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Todd Pruzan is a senior editor at the business magazine Condé Nast Portfolio and has been an editor and writer at several other magazines. He was born in Washington, D.C., and lives in New York with his wife and daughter.
Torn between the career paths of two illustrious relatives, Max Born, the Nobel Prize Winner in Physics and his granddaughter, Olivia Newton-John, Lois Pryce abandoned her interest in Quantum Theory at the age of 16, left school and spent the next couple of years as a carrot picker, painter and decorator and failing an audition as a kiss-o-gram before bowing to the inevitable and going into rock 'n roll. After various underpaid jobs in record shops and as a product manager in the Beeb, she decided to jack it all in and ride her trail bike from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Her on-line diary of her journey became a cult hit and led to her first book, Lois on the Loose. She is currently writing her second, about her trip from Tangiers to the Cape of Good Hope. When not on her bike she is at home on her houseboat with husband Austin.
Former president of the Council for British Archaeology, Dr Francis Pryor has spent over thirty years studying our prehistory. He has excavated sites as diverse as Bronze Age farms, field systems and entire Iron Age villages. He appeared frequently on TV's Time Team and is the author of The Making of the British Landscape, Seahenge, as well as Britain BC and Britain AD, both of which he adapted and presented as Channel 4 series.
Glyn Prysor was educated at Oxford University, where he completed a doctorate and taught modern history. He lives in Sussex. This is his first book.
George Psychoundakis was born in Crete in 1920. After a brief period of schooling he lived as a shepherd until the beginning of the German occupation in 1941, when he joined the Cretan resistance as a runner. He was later awarded the BEM.
Claire Ptak is a California pastry chef who moved to London in 2005 after working at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. She owns Violet, a baking company in East London which supplies her popular Broadway Market stall and is best known for its American-style cupcakes with buttercream frostings that change with the seasons. Violet now is also a café and cake shop where whoopie pies have become a much-loved fixture. www.violetcakes.com.
Deana Puccio (Author) Deana Puccio is a former Senior Assistant District Attorney, working in the sex crimes unit in Brooklyn, New York. Now based in London, she co-founded The RAP Project in 2012. She regularly appears as an expert commentator in the media. Allison Havey (Author) Allison Havey is a journalist and television producer. Originally from New York, she now lives in London. Allison has worked for NBC News, Associated Press, ABC News and Fox Business News. She has two teenagers of her own and co-founded The RAP Project in 2012.
Madeline Puckette is a sommelier and visual designer whose infographics have garnered an enthusiastic following from wine beginner to wine expert. Her work has been applied in organizations, including The Court of Master Sommeliers and the Guild of Sommeliers to help wine professionals learn.
Azmina Govindji is a consultant nutritionist and registered dietitian, broadcaster, author of 10 books (including Healthy Eating for Diabetes with Antony Worrall Thompson) and Master NLP Practitioner. Previously Chief Dietitian to Diabetes UK, she now works for the British Heart Foundation, the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation and the British Dietetic Association. She appears on TV and radio regularly and writes for a number of consumer magazines. Nina Puddefoot is a Master Practitioner and Certified NLP Trainer and development life coach, and regularly contributes to radio, newspapers and magazines.
ROMAIN PUÉRTOLAS was born 39 years ago in Montpellier. He wrote The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe on his mobile phone whilst working as a French border guard. Romain has previously worked as a cleaner at the Brighton Palace Pier, where he learnt how to say ‘Don’t lean on the slot machine’ without a French accent. This is his first novel.
Michael Puett is Professor of Chinese History at Harvard and has lectured widely at the world's leading universities. His course in Chinese philosophy is among the most popular at Harvard and in 2013 he was awarded a Harvard College Professorship for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
David Hickson and Derek Pugh are two of Britain's most distinguished management theorists. Their prevous books for Penguin include the famous Writers on Organizations.
Jonathan Pugh first studied law, which presented him with hours of doodling practice. In 1995 he started drawing for The Times and has remained their daily pocket cartoonist ever since. He was voted the Cartoon Art Trust Pocket Cartoonist of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2001 and was the British Press Awards Cartoonist of the Year in 2001.
Martin Pugh was Professor of British History at Newcastle University and Research Professor in History at Liverpool John Moores University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the advisory panel of the BBC History Magazine, and the author of over twelve books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century history. He lives in Northumberland.
Manuel Puig was born in 1932 in a small town in the Argentine pampas. He studied philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires, and in 1956 won a scholarship from the Italian Institute in Buenos Aires and chose to pursue studies in film direction at the Cinecitta in Rome. There he worked in films until 1962, when he began to write his first novel. Exiled from Argentina, he settled in New York City in 1963. Puig's novels - Betrayed by Rita Hayworth, Heartbreak Tango, The Buenos Aires Affair, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages - have been translated into fourteen languages and secured his international reputation. He died in July 1990.
Born in 1970, Glenn Puit is an award-winning journalist and investigative reporter. He has spent his entire career writing about the criminal justice system. He was the district court beat reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which is Nevada’s largest newspaper. Previously, Puit worked at the Florence, South Carolina, Morning News, where he was the first reporter in the nation to document the federal government’s theory regarding the identity of John Doe #2 in the Oklahoma City bombing. Puit also worked at the Leader-Herald in Gloversville, New York, and has a degree in journalism from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. A native of Lansing, New York, Puit lives in Michigan and is a father of three.
Lilla Bek is an internationally acclaimed teacher, counsellor and healer who has carried out research and given talks and lectures throughout America and Europe. She has written books on self-healing, meditation, colour therapy and yoga. The late Philippa Pullar was a healer and author whose works include Consuming Passions, Frank Harris and The Shortest Journey.
The Pullein-Thompson sisters have written hundreds of books about ponies and horses, both collectively and individually.
William Pullen is the founder of Dynamic Running Therapy and a psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He practices Integrative therapy and specialises in the treatment of depression, anxiety, problems of self-esteem and confidence, and substance abuse. He has featured in publications such as Vogue, The Independent and GQ.
Sarah Pullen is a full-time, often-harassed mother of a bundle of boys who lives on the top of the windy North Downs in Kent. She worked as a features writer for a national newspaper and in the City of London, then disappeared into the countryside to raise her family. A Mighty Boy is a book she wishes she hadn’t had to write but which she felt compelled to. It is her first book.
Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years, and has won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS.
Philip Pullman is one of the most highly respected children's authors writing today. Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie of Carnegies and the Whitbread Award, Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials has been acclaimed as a modern classic. It has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages. In 2005 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives in Oxford.
Stephen Punt (born 15 September 1962) is a British writer, comedian and actor. Along with Hugh Dennis, he is part of comedy double act Punt and Dennis and presenter of BBC Radio 4 satirical news programme The Now Show.
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