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Shaun T is the creator of revolutionary workout programs Hip Hop Abs, Rockin’ Body, INSANITY, T25, INSANITY Max: 30, and CIZE. All told, these workout programs have rolled up a mind-blowing billion dollars in sales, and transformed the lives of millions of people worldwide. Through his wildly successful infomercials, workout programs, personal appearances, and Trust and Believe with Shaun T podcast, he challenges people mentally, physically, and emotionally, so that they can clear obstacles and become their best selves. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and travels the world and the internet to connect with his legions of fans and followers.
Russell T Davies is one of the UK's foremost writers of television drama, creating groundbreaking shows such as Queer As Folk, Bob & Rose, and The Second Coming. He has been Head Writer and Executive Producer of Doctor Who since it returned to the BBC in 2005 and has written many of the new series' most memorable episodes. He was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to drama. He divides his time between Cardiff and Manchester. Benjamin Cook is a journalist and regular contributor to Radio Times and Doctor Who Magazine. He has also been published in TV Zone, Cult Times and The Stage and is the author of Doctor Who: The New Audio Adventures - The Inside Story. He lives in London.
TBC (Author) TBC Peter Crouch (Reader) First things first: yes I am very tall, no the weather isn’t different up here, and no I don’t play basketball. Glad that’s out the way. I’ve been a professional footballer for 20 years, have 42 England caps, have scored over 100 Premier League goals and hold the record for the most headed goals in Premier League history. In my time I’ve been promoted, relegated, won trophies, gone months without scoring, been bought, sold, loaned and abused - and I've loved almost every moment of it.
Tacitus studied rhetoric in Rome and rose to eminence as a pleader at the Roman Bar. In 77 he married the daughter of Agricola, conqueror of Britain, of whom he later wrote a biography.
Caroline Taggart worked in publishing as an editor of popular non-fiction for 30 years before being asked to write I Used to Know That, which became a Sunday Times bestseller. Her later books include My Grammar and I (or should that be 'Me'?) and Her Ladyship's Guide to the Queen's English. As a result, she has appeared frequently on BBC Breakfast and on national and regional radio, talking about language, grammar and Pythagoras' theorem. With her editorial hat on, she also visits writers' conferences around the country, advising would-be authors on how to get published and learning what their place names mean.
Sarah Brown, wife of Gordon Brown, is President of the charity PiggyBankKids, which she founded in 2002. PiggyBankKids has launched the Jennifer Brown Research Fund to seek solutions to pregnancy difficulties and help save newborn lives, and supports a wide range of charitable projects which create opportunities for children and young people. Sarah and Gordon live in Fife and London with their sons. Gil McNeil is Publishing Director for PiggyBankKids and has worked in advertising, the film business and publishing. She is the bestselling author of The Only Boy for Me, Stand by your Man, In the Wee Small Hours and Divas Don't Knit. She lives in Canterbury with her son. Hugo Tagholm is Programme Director for PiggyBankKids. Hugo has worked in public relations and events management with a wide range of organisations, including the National Gallery, the Art Fund and the BBC. He lives in Camden Town and spends most of his spare time wakeboarding or chasing waves along the north Devon coast.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a Bengali poet, philosopher, visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer whose works reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A cultural icon of Bengal and India, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.
MATT TAIBBI, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Divide, Griftopia, and The Great Derangement, is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and winner of the 2007 National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary.
Laura and Jimmy became mates while studying journalism at Sheffield University, so sitting in pubs talking about life and love is something they've been doing for the last ten years. Now they’re writing books together they just take their laptops and write it all down, but little else has changed. Jimmy still tells Laura off for always being late, and Laura can still drink Jimmy under the table. Their friendship survives because Laura makes tea exactly how Jimmy likes it (he once took a picture of his perfect brew on Laura’s phone so she can colour match it for strength) and because Jimmy noted Laura’s weakness for custard creams and stocks up accordingly. Laura Tait is a writer for Shortlist and Stylist magazines and Jimmy Rice is a freelance journalist. Both live in London. Follow them on Twitter at @LauraAndJimmy.
Alistair Tait has been writing about golf since 1989. He is European Bureau Chief for Golfweek magazine and regularly contributes to The Guardian, Observer, Sunday Herald, Financial Times, Links Magazine, Golf News and other publications. He is also author of four other books on golf.
Smita Talati is a freelance financial journalist. She wrote the popular 'Money Makeover' column for the Sunday Times for five years and regularly contributes to the money pages of other newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday and Cosmopolitan. Her two previous books are How to be a Financial Goddess and How to be a Property Goddess.
Catherine Talbot lives in Dublin with Dara and their two young children. Catherine is a recent graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where she completed an MPhil in Creative Writing. She has had several short stories published, in Banshee Literary Journal and the anthology Still Worlds Turning. A Good Father is her first novel.
Michael Talbot (1953-1992) was a writer whose other books include Beyond the Quantum and The Holographic Universe.
Bryan Talbot was born in 1952. He has worked on underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories such as Judge Dredd and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. His books include Alice in Sunderland, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes (with Mary Talbot), the first graphic novel to win the Costa biography award, and the Grandville series.
Bryan and Mary Talbot are the authors of Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, which won the Costa Biography Award in 2012, Sally Heathcote: Suffragette (with Kate Charlesworth) and The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia. Bryan Talbot is one of Britain’s leading graphic novelists, most recently of the Grandville series. Mary Talbot is the author of several academic books about language and gender.
Mary Talbot (Author) Mary Talbot is an internationally acclaimed scholar who has published widely on language, gender and power, particularly in relation to media and consumer culture. She is the co-author of the graphic novels Dotter of her Father's Eyes and Sally Heathcote: Suffragette. Kate Charlesworth (Author) Kate Charlesworth was born in Yorkshire and studied at the Manchester College of Art and Design. Her illustrations have appeared in the Guardian, the Independent and she has worked on many books, comics and magazines. She lives in Edinburgh. Bryan Talbot (Author) Bryan Talbot was born in 1952. He has worked on underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories such as Judge Dredd and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. His books include Alice in Sunderland, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes (with Mary Talbot), the first graphic novel to win the Costa biography award, and the Grandville series.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent twenty-one years as a risk taker before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical, and (mostly) practical problems with probability. Although he spends most of his time as a flâneur, meditating in cafes across the planet, he is currently Distinguished Professor at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering but self-funds his own research. His books, Antifragile, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes and Fooled by Randomness (part of a multi-volume collection called Incerto, Latin for uncertainty), have been translated into thirty-seven languages. Taleb has authored more than fifty scholarly papers as backup to Incerto, ranging from international affairs and risk management to statistical physics. He refuses all awards and honours as they debase knowledge by turning it into competitive sports.
Gay Talese joined the staff of The New York Times in 1955, and remained there for a decade. During the 1960s and 1970s he contributed many articles to magazines, principally Esquire. He is the author of seven previous books, and has been at work on UNTO THE SONS since the spring of 1981, when he travelled to Italy to begin his research. He was born in Ocean City, New Jersey, in 1932, and now lives in New York City and Ocean City with his wife and their daughters.
Itay Talgam, a protégé and disciple of the great Leonard Bernstein, has conducted many prominent orchestras and ensembles worldwide, including the Orchestre de Paris, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Leipzig Opera House. He also teaches leadership to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and universities, and at conferences around the world, including TED, Google's Zeitgeist and the World Economic Forum at Davos.
Binny is an award-winning, Sydney-based illustrator. Her most recent books are "Hark its me Ruby Lee and "Origami Heart", published by Hachette.
Dr Nigma Talib is a world-renowned naturopathic doctor, esthetician and leading authority on holistic health. She has opened clinics in the UK, US and Canada and is currently clinical director of holistic medicine at Body Works West, London and Center for Balanced Health in New York. Her unique approach combines natural and complimentary therapies such as acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and homeopathy with innovative laboratory testing, nutritional biochemistry, internal support and innovative facial treatments. With this holistic and bespoke approach to each client she works to identify, address and heal underlying causes of disease rather than simply suppressing symptoms. Her areas of expertise range from ageing skin, digestive complaints, infertility, hormonal disorders, chronic skin problems and sleep disorders. Nigma regularly appears in the national press as a leading authority on skincare issues and holistic health. She is recognised by the prestigious who’s who publication Princeton Global, is listed on Vanity Fair’s Who To Know list and W Magazine named her the Beauty Guru.
Becky Tallentire is a freelance journalist, sports writer and lifelong Evertonian based in Southport - the Las Vegas of the North. She is the author of the bestselling Talking Blue and co-author of Holy Trinity: Kendall Harvey and Ball in aid of Blueblood - the Everton Former Players Association.
Paul Talling first became interested in derelict buildings in 2003, after witnessing the demolition of an old candle factory in Battersea. Later that year, he set up derelictlondon.com, a website that collects photos and stories of the capital’s abandoned spots. Since then, the website has received 2 million views, won numerous awards, and been described by the Daily Telegraph as Britain’s ‘shabby Pevsner’. In 2008, Paul published the bestselling first edition of DERELICT LONDON to widespread acclaim. derelictlondon.com
Frank Tallis is a writer and pracitising clinical psychologist. He has published seven non-fiction books (including Changing Minds: The History of Psychotherapy as an Answer to Human Suffering and Hidden Minds: A History of the Unconscious). He has also written two novels; Killing Time and Sensing Others, both published by Penguin. In 1999 he received a Writers' Award from the Arts Council of Great Britain and in 2000 he won the New London Writers' Award (London Arts Board). Mortal Mischief was published by Century in 2005. He lives and works in London.
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