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Susanna Tamaro was born in Trieste in 1957 and is the author of Follow Your Heart.
Sami Tamimi (Author) Sami Tamimi was born and raised in Jerusalem and was immersed in food from childhood. He started his career as commis-chef in a Jerusalem hotel and worked his way up, through many restaurants and ethnic traditions, to become head chef of Lilith, one of the top restaurants in Tel Aviv in the 1990’s. Sami moved to London in 1997 and worked at Baker and Spice as head chef, where he set up a traiteur section with a rich Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean spread. In 2002 he partnered with Noam Bar and Yotam Ottolenghi to set up Ottolenghi in Notting Hill. The company now has four stores and two restaurants, NOPI and ROVI, all in central London. In his position as the executive head chef, Sami is involved in developing and nurturing young kitchen talents and creating new dishes and innovative menus. Alongside Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi is co-author of two bestselling cookbooks: Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and Jerusalem: A Cookbook. Tara Wigley (Author) Tara Wigley spent a decade working in publishing – at the Abner Stein Literary Agency in London and then Simon & Schuster – before going to cookery school in Ireland when her twins were 18 months old. She met Yotam Ottolenghi in 2011 and has been writing in collaboration with him ever since. She began by developing, testing and writing recipes for Yotam’s weekly column in the Guardian magazine and his longer monthly column, in 2017, for the New York Times. Plenty More. NOPI: The Cookbook, SWEET and Ottolenghi SIMPLE were all written with Tara.
Amy Tan was born in the US to immigrant parents from China. Her novels include The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter and Saving Fish from Drowning, all New York Times bestsellers and the recipient of various awards. She is also the author of a memoir, The Opposite of Fate, two children's books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, and numberous articles for magazines. Her work has been translated into 35 languages and has been adapted for film, television and opera. Amy Tan also serves as the Literary Editor for the Los Angeles Times magazine.
Ruby Tandoh entered Great British Bake Off aged just twenty and in the first year of a Philosophy and Art History degree at UCL. She quickly impressed with her creative approach to ingredients and flavour taking precedence over decoration. Ruby is now a weekly food columnist in the Guardian and a monthly columnist at British ELLE. Raised in Southend, Essex, she lives – and bakes – in north London. She blogs at rubyandthekitchen.co.uk and tweets at @rubytandoh.
Sir David Tang is founder of the China Club, Shanghai Tang and China Exchange. Prior to his career in business he taught philosophy at Peking University. He writes a weekly column for the Financial Times, in which he answers readers' questions about property, interiors, architecture and gardens - although he often strays beyond his remit to debate concerns about everything from etiquette to grammar.
Junichiro Tanizaki was one of Japan's greatest twentienth century novelists. Born in 1886 in Tokyo, his first published work - a one-act play - appeared in 1910 in a literary magazine he helped to found. Tanizaki lived in the cosmopolitan Tokyo area until the earthquake of 1923, when he moved to the Kyoto-Osaka region and became absorbed in Japan's past. All his most important works were written after 1923, among them Some Prefer Nettles (1929), The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi (1935), several modern versions of The Tale of Genji (1941, 1954 and 1965), The Makioka Sisters, The Key (1956) and Diary of a Mad Old Man (1961). He was awarded an Imperial Award for Cultural Merit in 1949 and in 1965 he was elected an honorary member of the American Academy and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the first Japanese writer to receive this honour. Tanizaki died later that same year.
Haley Tanner was born in 1982 in New York. She holds an MFA from The New School and a BA from Clark University. She lives in Brooklyn. This is her first novel.
Ahmed Hamdi Tanpinar was a beloved Turkish novelist and essayist and a member of Turkish parliament. Born in Istanbul in 1901, Tanpinar came to be educated in several Turkish cities and and travelled widely throughout Europe. The Time Regulation Institute is his most celebrated novel, followed by A Mind at Peace. He thrived at writing about cultural duality and and the divided self. MAUREEN FREELY (translator) is the principal translator of Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel Prize-winning Turkish novelist. She lives in England. ALEXANDER DAWE (translator) is an American translator of French and Turkish. He lives in Istanbul. PANKAJ MISHRA (introducer) is an award-winning novelist and essayist whose writing appears frequently in the New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and the London Review of Books. He lives in London and India.
Jo Tantum is an extremely successful and 'in-demand' maternity nurse. Her approach to babycare is warm, empowering and reassuring, and makes for very happy babies, mums, dads, brothers and sisters. Barbara Want is a writer and TV producer who employed Jo when she had twins and felt she couldn't cope. Jo was a miracle for Barbara, and together they share the techniques that will help any new parent with all aspects of caring for your baby.
Bilal Tanweer was born and raised in Karachi. His fiction, poetry and translations have appeared in various international journals including Granta, Vallum, The Caravan and Words Without Borders. He was selected as a Granta new voice in 2011 and was named an Honorary Fellow of the International Writing Progarm at the University of Iowa. He lives in Lahore.
Deepak Chopra MD is a trained endocrinologist and founder of the Chopra Center of Well Being in California. His many books have been translated into over 85 languages, and include numerous New York Times bestsellers. Prof Rudolph E. Tanzi is a highly respected neurologist at the Harvard Medical School and is one of the ten most cited researchers for Alzheimer's disease.
Daniel Tapper is an award-winning editor and full-time food writer. As staff writer for Waitrose Kitchen, Daniel wrote the popular feature, The Intrepid Foodie, which examined the provenance, social significance and modes of manufacture of individual ingredients and food products. In 2010, Daniel founded and edited an award-winning magazine, Bread and Butter, dedicated to artisanal British food and drink. He is the co-founder of Something About Food. Daniel has contributed to the Guardian and other publications on issues associated with food, farming, brewing and dining.
Alex Tapscott is a Chartered Financial Analyst, working in New York and Toronto as Vice President of Institutional Equities, at the investment bank Canaccord Genuity. He is the author of Towards the Breaking Point: The Law and Political Emergency.
Don Tapscott is one of the most influential living theorists about business and society. He is the author or co-author of 15 widely read books about new technologies and new media in business and society.
Robin Stevens (Author) Robin was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. She has been making up stories all her life. When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and she realised that she wanted to be either Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie when she grew up. She spent her teenage years at Cheltenham Ladies' College, reading a lot of murder mysteries and hoping that she'd get the chance to do some detecting herself (she didn't). She went to university, where she studied crime fiction, and then she worked at a children's publisher. Robin is now a full-time author, and her books are both award-winning and bestselling. She lives in Oxford.
Liza Tarbuck has been knocking about for years. She is an actress, presenter and broadcaster working extensively across all our TV channels and BBC radio. What she really wanted to be was an artist. She is hogging creativity, and you're encouraging it. I An Distracted By Everything is her first book.
Richard Tarnas, Ph.D., is Distinguished Rockefeller Faculty, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and is director of its programme in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. A graduate of Harvard University and Saybrook Institute, he was formerly director of programmes and education at Esalen Institute.
Terry Tarnoff is a screenwriter. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Christopher Tarrant OBE is an English radio broadcaster and television presenter, best known for hosting the ITV quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College. She is the author of the novels The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages, and The Goldfinch.
Aatish Taseer was born in Delhi in 1980. He has worked as reporter for Time Magazine and has written for the Sunday Times, Prospect and India Today. He has also written a travel memoir, Stranger to History: a Son's Journey through Islamic Lands (2009) and a highly acclaimed translation Manto: Selected Stories (2008). He lives in Delhi and London.
Nige Tassell writes about sport and music, and his work has appeared in the pages of FourFourTwo, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, Esquire, New Statesman, Q and The Word. He is also the author of The Bottom Corner: Hope, Glory and Non-League Football. He lives in the hill country of Somerset with his wife and two prospective future non-league players.
VALERIE TASSO was born in France and lives in Spain. She has worked at a senior level in corporate PR, and is now an actress and journalist. Her story first appeared in Isabel Pisano's European bestseller about the hidden lives of prosititutes (YO, PUTA).
Tasty and Proper Tasty, Buzzfeed's massively popular global food channels, launched in 2015. With 90 million fans around the world, they share mouth-watering recipes and videos of ridiculously delicious food you'll want to make at home. Follow them @buzzfeedtasty, @buzzfeedpropertasty
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