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Kate Tym is a former commissioning editor, a performance poet and also appears as part of a comedy-song singing double act called the St Leonard Twins. She has written a range of books including pre-school board books, young fiction, teenage and adult titles.
Kathleen Tynan, novelist, journalist and screenwriter, was the author of The Summer Aeroplane and Agatha. Her biography of her husband, The Life of Kenneth Tynan, was published to great acclaim in 1987. Kathleen Tynan died in 1995.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1960, Ronan Tynan is one of the world-renowned Irish Tenors. Able to walk only with the aid of prosthetic limbs, he is a horseman, an athlete, a doctor, a singer, and now a writer. He lives in Ireland.
William Tyndale (c1495-1536) produced the first translation of the New Testament from the original Greek rather than the church's Latin version. It was denounced by the English bishops and Tyndale settled in Antwerp. Arrested for heresy and imprisoned in 1535, he was then strangled and burnt at the stake. David Daniell is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of London, author of the authoritative biography of Tyndale (Yale, 1994) and editor of Tyndale's Biblical translations.
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in New York City the same week NASA was founded. After a BA in Physics from Harvard, a PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia, and a Postdoctoral research fellowship at Princeton, Tyson become the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, where he has served since 1996. Neil is the host of the award-winning Cosmos TV series, and StarTalk, the first ever science-based talk show and podcast. He has over 13 million Twitter followers, among the top 200 people in the world.
Sun Tzu (Author) Sun Tzu was a Chinese general and military strategist who lived in the 6th century BC. David H. Petraeus (Author) General David H. Petraeus has had wide experience of combat in many theatres of war in the course of a distinguished 37-year military career, though he is probably best known for his leadership in both Iraq and Afghanistan and his role in the production of the Counter-Insurgency Manual (2006). On retirement he served for a year as Director of the CIA. He holds several professorships and is a regular commentator in the US press on security and economic issues.
The Taoist author named Chuang-tzu is estimated to have lived in the fourth century BCE, between 399 and 255 BCE. Martin Palmer is Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture. Currently he is working with the China Taoist Association on a project to protect the main Taoist sacred Mountains of China.
Lao Tzu, whose name means 'Old Master', was a contemporary of Confucius in the sixth century BCE and the founder of the philosophical tradition of Taoism.
Tien Tzuo is the CEO of Zuora, a comprehensive subscription management platform and Silicon Valley unicorn with more than 800 employees and 800 customers worldwide. Zuora, which caters to the needs of the growing subscription economy, was born out of Tzuo's experiences at Salesforce, a pioneer of the subscription model, where he was formerly CMO and Chief Strategy Officer. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Zuora also operates offices in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, San Francisco, London, Paris, Beijing, Sydney and Tokyo.
Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy in 1955. He is the author of nine novels including The Master, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary and Nora Webster. His work has been shortlisted for the Booker three times, has won the Costa Novel Award and the Impac Award. His most recent novel is House of Names. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. He lives in Dublin.
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