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C. M. Palov graduated from George Mason University with a degree in art history. The author's résumé includes working as a museum guide, teaching English in Seoul, Korea and managing a bookshop. Twin interests in art and arcana inspired the author to write esoteric thrillers. C. M. Palov lives in West Virginia.
Orhan Pamuk, one of the world's major living novelists, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996. My Name is Red, which met with rave reviews, is the novel that first made his international reputation.
Jessica Pan is a journalist whose work has appeared in the likes of the Guardian's Weekend magazine, Stylist, The Cut, Lenny Letter and Vice. She has a BA in Psychology from Brown University. Jessica is also the co-author of the book Graduates in Wonderland, an epistolary memoir about living in Beijing and Paris. She previously worked as a TV reporter and magazine editor in Beijing and now lives in London.
Dr Nick Panay is a Consultant Gynaecologist with a special interest in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Menopause and Menstrual Disorders. He is the Director of the West London Menopause and PMS Centre at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals. His research is focused on the management of premature menopause, PMS, HRT and complementary therapies.
Breece D’J Pancake was born in in Charleston, West Virginia in 1952. His unusual middle name ‘D'J’ originated from a misprint of Pancake's middle initials by The Atlantic Monthly (D.J. for Dexter John) when Pancake's first published story, ‘Trilobites’ was published in 1977. Pancake decided not to correct it. In 1979, when he was just twenty-six, Pancake died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. He was buried in Milton, Virginia.
Clare Panchoo has thirteen years' experience working as a consultant nutritionist. She has regularly contributed to the Telegraph, Elle, Top Sante and Now magazines.
Dr Panda is the leading expert in the field of circadian rhythm research. He is Associate Professor in the Regulatory Lab at the SalkInstitute, a Pew Scholar and a recipient of the Dana Foundation Award in Brain and Immune System Imaging.
Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and the author of several bestselling books, which have sold more than a million copies. The film based on her life received seven Emmy Awards. Richard Panek is the co-writer of this book. He's the prize-winning author of The 4 Percent Universe and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in science writing. His books have been translated into sixteen languages.
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is the founder of the Restful Company, a consulting company in SIlicon Valley, and a visiting academic at Stanford University. He is the author of The Distraction Addiction and has written for Slate, Wired, Atlantic Monthly and Scientific American. He lives in Silicon Valley, California
Neela Paniz grew up in Bombay, India. After moving to the US, Paniz opened Chutney's Indian take-out and the hugely successful Bombay Cafe in Los Angeles, and a contemporary Indian restaurant, Neela's, in Napa. She is also the author of The Bombay Cafe, which put her on the map as one of the leading voices of contemporary Indian cuisine. Since selling her restaurants, Paniz has taught cooking classes, provided recipes for many magazine articles, and been a presenter at The Culinary Institute of America.
Emmeline Pankhurst was born in 1858 in Manchester, into a politically active family. She became interested in politics at a young age and a supporter of women’s suffrage by the age of fourteen. As a teenager she attended school in Paris and on her return to Manchester she met and married Richard Pankhurst, a barrister twenty-four years her senior. Over the next ten years they had five children. Emmeline’s interest in politics and involvement in the suffrage movement continued to develop and she was a member of the Women’s Franchise League and later the Independent Labour Party. In 1903, frustrated by the lack of progress on securing votes for women, Pankhurst and several colleagues founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), a militant organisation devoted to securing votes for women by direct action. For the following twenty years, members of the WSPU, led by Pankhurst, endured prison and hunger strikes in their struggle to win the right to vote. Their activities were called to a halt by the start of the First World War but in 1918, the government gave voting rights to women over thirty. Emmeline died on 14 June 1928, shortly after women were granted equal voting rights with men.
Phra Peter Pannadipo became a Buddhist monk at the age of forty-five but now administers SET - the Students' Education Trust he set up for novices who wished to continue their education but cannot afford to do so. As monks cannot earn money or fundraise themselves, he elected to disrobe temporarily.
Air Commodore Alastair Panton served in the Royal Air Force for thirty-five years. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for Gallantry in 1940 and also received an OBE in 1950 and a CB in 1969. He ended his military service as Provost Marshal and Head of RAF Security. After his retirement, he became Steward of Penrhyn Castle in Wales and then ran a second-hand bookshop in North Yorkshire. Panton died in December 2002.
Ali Pantony is a freelance writer and editor. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Grazia, BBC Three, Refinery29, Vice, Red and Evening Standard. Almost Adults is her debut novel. Ali was born in Maidstone, Kent, and lives in North London. You can follow Ali on Twitter and Instagram @alipantony
Pan Pantziarka is an established and popular author who has received literary awards for his writing.
Christopher Paolini was educated at home by his parents. His abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen. He became a New York Times bestselling author at nineteen. Christopher lives in Montana, USA, where the dramatic landscape fed his vision of Alagaesia.
Christopher Paolini's love of fantasy and the natural beauty that surrounds his home in Montana inspired him to begin writing the Inheritance Cycle at fifteen. He became a number one bestselling author at nineteen and spent the next decade immersed in the world of Alagaësia. Also an accomplished artist, Christopher drew the interior art for the books. In his spare time he enjoys sharpening knives, playing video games, lifting heavy things and searching for the perfect leather-bound notebook.
Dr Linda Papadopoulos is widely published in both the academic and popular arena. She has published over 40 research articles and co-authored five academic books. Her expert advise is much sought after and she provides commentary for national newspapers and news channels. She is a contributing editor for Cosmopolitan magazine and appears regularly on TV and radio both in the UK and in America. She has a private practice in London where she lives with her daughter and husband.
Rich McCor, or better known by his Instagram profile of Paperboyo, is an artist who takes inspiration from his surroundings to transform iconic landmarks into works of art. When not travelling around the world creating his images, Rich lives in London.
Intan Paramaditha is an Indonesian writer now based in Sydney. She is the acclaimed author of two short story collections, Sihir Perempuan (2005) and Kumpulan Budak Setan (2010, with Eka Kurniawan and Ugoran Prasad), from which the stories of Apple and Knife are drawn, as well as the novel The Wandering (2017). Her fiction writings have received awards in Indonesia, including the Kompas Best Short Story Award, Tempo Best Literary Fiction of the Year, and Khatulistiwa Literary Awards shortlist. She holds a PhD from New York University and teaches Media and Film Studies at Macquarie University.
Sara Paretsky is the internationally bestselling author of the 'V.I. Warshawski' series of mysteries. The first book, Indemnity Only, was published in 1982 and contributed to revolutionising the perception of women in crime novels. Along with other pioneering detective writers such as Sue Grafton, Paretsky blazed a trail for a host of later crime novelists and their strong female protagonists. Paretsky's books have been translated into almost 30 languages and sold over 10 million copies. She has won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement in 2002 and a Gold Dagger for Best Novel in 2004 (for Blacklist), and in 2011 she received an Edgar Grand Master Award for exceptional achievements in the mystery field - the highest honour awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.
Shane Williams broke the record for most tries scored for Wales during the 2008 Six Nations tournament and is the current IRB World Player of the Year. Delme Parfitt is head of sport content at the South Wales Echo and is the co-author of autobiographies by Gareth Thomas and Mark Ring.
Will Parfitt is a registered psychotherapist and an experienced teacher and author. He is the director of PS Avalon which runs courses on the Kabbalah with many active students world-wide. Will travels internationally doing courses as well as offering individual or group coaching, and professional mentoring here in the UK.
Lev Parikian is a writer, conductor and hopeless birdwatcher. His first book, Waving, Not Drowning, was published in 2013. His numerous conducting credits include the re-recording of the theme tune for Hancock’s Half Hour for Radio 4. As a birdwatcher, his most prized sightings are a golden oriole in the Alpujarras and a black redstart at Dungeness Power Station.
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