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PIERRE PÉJU, writer, philosopher and director of studies at the International College of Philosophy, has written four books. The Girl from the Chartreuse, his latest one, met with an exceptional critical and commercial success in France.
Bobbie Pyron has a degree in Psychology and Anthropology and a Master's Degree in Library Science. Bobbie is the author of THE RING and A DOG'S WAY HOME. Active in the librarian community both on the Utah State and national levels, she is a lifelong proponent of children's books across all genres. She lives in Park City, Utah, with her husband.
Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland, Mason and Dixon and, most recently, Against the Day. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.
Tasha Pym (Author) Tasha Pym is the author of Blot and Og's Monster Party, illustrated by Charles Fuge (Gullane's Children's Books) and Harry Fly, Colour Bears and Super Sculptures (Collins Education). Joel Stewart (Illustrator) Joel Stewart was brought up in a commune in the wilds of Yorkshire. From an early age he was knocked sideways by stories, and invariably lay on the floor drawing pictures to recover. Later, in the year 2000, he graduated with a first class degree in Illustration from Falmouth College of Art. Ever since graduating (and slightly before) he has been writing and drawing for a living, and has recently moved into animation design and directing for television (while not forgetting books!). He also plays a variety of musical instruments and lives with them and some fish in London.
Michael Pye has written eleven previous books, translated into eleven languages, including two British bestsellers and two New York Times 'Notable Books of the Year'. He took a First and various prizes in Modern History at Oxford, and was then for many years a highly successful journalist, columnist and broadcaster in London and New York. He now lives between London and rural Portugal.
Mario Puzo was born in New York. He is the author of the bestselling novel The Godfather and many other acclaimed novels. Puzo also wrote many screenplays, including those for the three Godfather movies, for which he won two academy awards. He died at his home in Long Island, New York, at the age of seventy-eight.
Simon Puttock is a buyer for Waterstones in Newcastle. He is the author of Coral Goes Swimming, illustrated by Stephen Lambert (Hodder), "Here I Am!" said Smedley (Blue Bananas, Mammoth), and Squeaky Clean, illustrated by Mary McQuillan. He is very lively and active in the book trade. Emily Bolam thought that she would like to be an artist from the age of five. She studied illustration at Brighton College of Art and has illustrated many popular books for children. Emily shares a converted warehouse studia with other artists in the centre of Brighton.
Aleksandr Sergeyevitch Pushkin was born in 1799 in Moscow. He began writing poetry at a young age and was expelled from St Petersburg in 1820 for composing revolutionary epigrams. He also lost his job in the civil service in 1824 because of his writing,. He married Natalia Goncharova in 1832 and died in a duel defending her honour in 1837. He is considered Russia's greatest poet but in the last part of his career focussed his attention on writing his prose tales.
Alexander Pushkin was born in Moscow in 1799. He was exiled for his liberal views on serfdom and autocracy, but this allowed him the freedom to write some of his greatest works, including the novel in verse Eugene Onegin. He died in 1837 after being fatally wounded in a duel.
Christine Purkis has written many books including Paddlefeet, Sea Change and The Shuttered Room. She is a member of the society of literature. She lives in Bristol.
Roz Purcell is a bestselling cookery author, and superstar of the wellness scene. A country girl from Tipperary, Roz first came to prominence when she won Miss Universe Ireland, but it wasn't until she quit modelling and launched her hugely popular food blog, Natural Born Feeder, that her career in recipe creation took off. She gained a deeper understanding of what she should be eating pre- and post-workout, and began posting her recipes and workout tips on her website, quickly realising that there was huge demand for the kind of knowledge and inspiration she could offer. Her childhood on her parents' farm - surrounded by nature and forever in the kitchen with her grandmother, cooking with local ingredients - still underpins her approach to her health: balancing cooking and exercising has never been a chore, it's just a way of life. Roz has previously published two books, Natural Born Feederand Half Hour Hero.
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.
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.
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.
The Pullein-Thompson sisters have written hundreds of books about ponies and horses, both collectively and individually.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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