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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.
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.
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.
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.
Sir David Tang (1954 - 2017) was the founder of the China Club, Shanghai Tang and China Exchange, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, confidant to plutocrats, founder of fashion label Shanghai Tang and the Financial Times' agony uncle columnist. Prior to his career in business he taught philosophy at Peking University. Sir David was a great ambassador for his native Hong Kong and was awarded a knighthood in 2007 for his services to charity. In his much-loved weekly column for the Financial Times, he answered readers' questions about property, interiors, architecture and gardens - although he often strayed beyond his remit to debate concerns about everything from etiquette to grammar. He died of cancer, aged 63, and was survived by his wife Lady Lucy Tang and his two children Edward and Victoria.
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.
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.
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.
Susanna Tamaro was born in Trieste in 1957 and is the author of eight adult books and four children's books. She established the Tamaro Foundation, dedicated to humanitarian causes, with the royalties from her literary work. Susanna Tamaro lives in Umbria.
Stephan Talty is the award-winning author of Agent Garbo, Empire of Blue Water, and other best-selling works of narrative nonfiction. His books have been made into two films, the Oscar-winning Captain Phillips and Granite Mountain. He’s also the author of two psychological thrillers, including the New York Times best-seller Black Irish, set in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.
Frank Tallis is a writer and clinical psychologist. In 1999 he received a Writers' Award from the Arts Council and in 2000 he won the New London Writers' Award. Mortal Mischief was shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award in 2005 and for the prestigious Quais du Polar award in France, 2007. Vienna Blood was published in 2006, Fatal Lies in 2008 and Darkness Rising in 2009, all to great acclaim. Titles in the Liebermann series have been translated into fourteen languages.
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
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.
Binny is an award-winning, Sydney-based illustrator. Her most recent books are "Hark its me Ruby Lee and "Origami Heart", published by Hachette.
Nigma Talib is a world-renowned naturopathic practitioner, 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.
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.
Gay Talese (born February 7, 1932) is an American author. He wrote for The New York Times in the early 1960s and helped to define literary journalism or 'new nonfiction reportage', also known as New Journalism. His most famous articles are about Joe DiMaggio, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. He lives in New York with his wife, Nan Talese.
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.
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 (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. 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.
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.
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.
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