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Anne B Ragde made her debut in 1986 with a children's book and her first novel was published in 1990. She has since written over thirty books. Berlin Poplars was awarded the Riksmål Prize in 2004.
Srinath Raghavan was a former infantry officer in the Indian Army and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He has studied and taught at King's College, London, and is the author of two highly praised books, War and Peace in Modern India: A Strategic History of the Nehru Years (2010) and 1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh (2013). He is a recipient of the 2015 Infosys Prize (Social Sciences).
Rag Raghunathan is Associate Professor at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, and one of the most popular bloggers for Psychology Today. He studies theories from psychology, behavioural sciences, decision theory and marketing to explain consumer behaviour. His work has been published in most of the top marketing journals in his field and he is cited in the New York Times and many other popular media.
Born in Afghanistan in 1962, Atiq Rahimi fled to France in 1984. There he has made a name as a writer, film and documentary maker of exceptional note. The film of his first novel, Earth and Ashes, was in the Official Selection at Cannes, 2004. He is adapting his second novel, A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, for the screen. Since 2001, he has returned to Afghanistan many times to set up a Writers' House in Kabul and offer support and training to young writers and film-makers. He lives in Paris.
Bali Rai's first novel for young adults (Un)Arranged Marriage, created a huge amount of interest and won many awards, including the Angus Book Award and the Leicester Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the prestigious Branford Boase first novel award. Rani and Sukh and The Whisper were both shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize. Bali is also the author of the hugely popular Soccer Squad series for younger readers. Bali was born in Leicester where he still lives, writing full-time and visiting schools to talk about his books. You can visit him at www.balirai.co.uk
Linda Main (Author) Linda Main is a registered dietitian and nutritionist with over 30 years of experience. She provides diet advice to HEART UK and has also worked within the NHS. Baldeesh Rai (Author) Baldeesh Rai is a lead cardiac dietitian within the NHS and an advisor at HEART UK. She regularly speaks to the media on the subject of heart health.
Adrian Raine is the Richard Perry University Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. For the past 35 years, his research has focused on the neurobiological and biosocial bases of antisocial and violent behavior, and ways to both prevent and treat it in both children and adults.
Kimberley Raines is the author of Slave to Success, available from Black Lace.
Sarah Rainey has been baking, cooking, eating, writing and thinking about food for as long as she can remember. Originally from Belfast, she studied Law at Cambridge, lived for a period in Madrid and has been a national newspaper feature writer, based in London, for the past seven years. Sarah edited How to Jug a Hare: The Telegraph Book of the Kitchen in 2015. In her day job, she writes on a range of diverse subjects, from new-fangled kitchen gadgets to people who keep pet goats. Her dream is to one day open a tea shop selling freshly baked cakes, scones and biscuits. Sarah's culinary achievements to date include baking a sticky ginger sponge for Mary Berry, cooking in the Masterchef kitchen and making 339 tray-bakes in a single weekend (and surviving to tell the tale).
SUE RAINSFORD studied History of Art at Trinity College, Dublin, and works as an arts writer. While studying Visual Arts she read Simone de Beauvoir and became fascinated by the poetic, metaphorical language around the female experience. From here emerged the book's hints of magic realism and other unique imagery. Sue Rainsford lives in Dublin. Follow Me to Ground is her first novel. Her second, Redder Days, is due to be published by Doubleday in 2020.
Trisha Rainsford is a writer and former classical studies teacher. She lives in Limerick with her husband and three sons. Her first novel was The Knack of Life.
Ross Raisin was born in 1979 in West Yorkshire. His first novel, God's Own Country, was published in 2008 and was shortlisted for nine literary awards, including the Guardian First Book Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 2009 Ross Raisin was named the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. In 2013 he was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British writers. He lives in London.
Ross Raisin was born in Yorkshire and lives in London. He is twenty-seven years old.
Susi Rajah was an award-winning art director and copywriter for several major advertising agencies. She is the co-author of How to Spot a Bastard by His Star Sign. Soul Soap is her first novel.
The authors of this book have been using astrology to pre-judge and persecute men for years. Both being fire signs, they are always right and never wrong. Adele Lang is the author of four other books and is the astrologer for J17, Marie Claire and Heat. Susi Rajah works as a writer and designer, and is also an award-winning advertising art director and copywriter.
Amol Rajan is Comment Editor at the Independent, having previously been a news reporter and Sports News Correspondent for the newspaper. He is also a columnist for the Independent and Evening Standard, and a restaurant critic for the Independent on Sunday. He grew up in Tooting, south London, and from the age of 11 played for Sinjuns Cricket Club (now Sinjuns & Grammarians) in Wandsworth, becoming the youngest captain of a men's team when leading the Sunday First XI in 2002, aged eighteen. www.twitter.com/amolrajan
Rak-Su is made up of childhood friends, Ashley Fongho (Rapper, Songwriter, Poet), Jamaal Shurland (Singer, Songwriter), Mustafa Rahimtulla (DJ, Dancer, Beatboxer) and Myles Stephenson (Rapper, Producer). Originally from Watford, the boys rose to fame in 2017 as winners of the fourteenth series of X-Factor. They are the first male group ever to win the show and offered the fans new-found credibility by writing and composing their Winner's Song, Dimelo. Our Journey is their first and official autobiography.
Jack Rakove is Professor of History and American Studies at Stanford University and one of the most distinguished historians of the early American republic. He is the author of, among other books, Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution, which won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1997. He frequently writes op-ed articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major newspapers.
Anna Ralph was born in Thornaby-on-tees in 1974. She worked as a bookseller, in public relations, and in journalism before writing full-time. The Floating Island is her first novel. She lives in Durham.
Vincent Ralph has been writing in one form or another since his teens and always dreamed of being a novelist. He owes his love of books to his mother, who encouraged his imagination from an early age and made sure there were new stories to read. Vincent has lived in London, Cornwall and Chester but he now lives in his home county of Kent with his wife, son and two cats.
John Ralston Saul is Canada's leading public intellectual. Declared a 'prophet' by Time magazine, Saul has received many awards and prizes, including Chile's Pablo Neruda Medal. He is president of PEN International, and his thirteen works have been translated into twenty-two languages in thirty countries. Dark Diversions is his sixth novel.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran is widely held to be the most exciting neuroscientist alive. Director of the Centre for the Brain at the University of California, San Diego, he has received many honours and awards. His previous book, the critically acclaimed Phantoms in the Brain, was the basis for a Channel Four TV series.
Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at St Antony's College, Oxford University, and also teaches at the Oxford Faculty of Theology. He is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies and Director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (both in Qatar), and Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University in Japan.
Madhvi grew up in London where she studied English and then Creative Writing at University. Like her character Nina, she enjoys having adventures in other countries. She lives in Berlin with her husband and imaginary cat.
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