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Adrian J Walker was born in the bush suburbs of Sydney, Australia in the mid '70s. After his father found a camper van in a ditch, he renovated it and moved his family back to the UK, where Adrian was raised. Ever since he can remember, Adrian has been interested in three things: words, music and technology, and when he graduated from the University of Leeds, he found a career in software. His novel The End of the World Running Club, a post-apocalyptic running fable about hope, love and endurance, was a Simon Mayo Radio 2 book club choice. He lives in Aberdeen with his wife and two children. To find out more visit: http://www.adrianjwalker.com/
Alice Walker is the author of seven novels, including Pulitzer Prize winnner The Color Purple, The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Now is the Time to Open Your Heart; three collections of short stories, In Love & Trouble, You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down and The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart; as well as eight volumes of poetry. Alice Walker lives in Northern California.
Martin Walker is the Senior Director of the Global Business Policy Council and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of United Press International. For 25 years he worked for the Guardian, holding the position of bureau chief in Moscow and Washington DC, and appeared as a regular commentator for CNN-TV. His pioneering work on Gorbachev and perestroika, The Walking Giant, was translated into ten languages. Educated as a historian in Oxford and Harvard, he was born into the Cold War and had a ringside seat at its close. He interviewed Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher and George Bush, attended the great summits of the 1980s, and researched this book in Moscow, Prague, Tokyo, London and Washington. A published novelist and poet, Martin Walker has also written books on the world's press and on right-wing politics in Britain.
Nico Walker is originally from Cleveland. He served as a medic on more than 250 missions in Iraq. Currently he has two more years to serve of an eleven-year sentence for bank robbery. Cherry is his debut novel.
Rob Walker is a journalist who writes about design, technology, business and the arts, among other subjects. He writes The Workologist for the Sunday Business section of The New York Times and contributes to a wide range of publications, including The Atlantic, NewYorker.com, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe and Bloomberg Businessweek. His previous books include Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things (co-authored with Joshua Glenn) and Buying In. He is on the faculty of the Products of Design MFA program at the School of Visual Arts. He lives in New Orleans, USA.
Susannah Walker studied English Literature at Cambridge followed by Design History at the Royal College of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum. After starting out as a writer and curator, she then worked in television on programmes ranging from The Late Show to Changing Rooms. She has published three non-fiction books about various aspects of design, and runs a vintage poster blog and website about post-war graphic design and history, as well as lecturing on posters and designers at places as diverse as the National Army Museum, the Art Workers' Guild and Marks & Spencer Archive.
Kev Walker is a talented illustrator and comic artist who has worked on books such as Charlie Higson's Young Bond graphic novel series.
Murray Walker, OBE is the indisputable 'Voice of Formula One'. He has been broadcasting for over 50 years, becoming in the process a much-loved household name. Simon Taylor has been a racing journalist for more than 40 years. BBC Radio's motor racing correspondent and an ITV commentator on modern and historic motor racing.
Wendy Walker is a former commercial litigator and investment banker who now works at home raising her children and writing (most of which is done between the school runs in the back of her minivan, where she has blankets, a coffee reheating device and laptop batteries to keep her going!). She lives in Connecticut, USA, and is currently working on her second novel (still in the back of her minivan). For further information visit Wendy's website: www.wendywalkerbooks.com Wendy is also the editor and contributing author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.
Mike Walker is an award-winning dramatist, as well the author of several books for adults. He travelled extensively abroad, particularly in the region around the eastern Indian Ocean, although he is now living in the UK. This is his first children's book.
Peter Walker is news correspondent for the Guardian. In 2009 he set up the Guardian Bike Blog which has published dozens of writers and has quickly become a primary destination for cycling debate. In 2014 he was named by BikeBiz magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in UK cycling, and in 2016 he was shortlisted in the Specialist Writer category at the Cycling Media Awards.
Donald Walker was a Victorian author of several books, including Walker's Manly Exercises and Exercises for Ladies. He helped to introduce British society to an unfamiliar topic in the early nineteenth century: physical education.
Paula Wall is the author of the international bestseller The Rock Orchard and two collections of short pieces, My Love Is Free...but the Rest of Me Don't Come Cheap and If I Were a Man, I'd Marry Me. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ronald Melzack is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at McGill University. After receiving his Ph.D. from McGill, he carried out research at the University of Oregon Medical School, the University of Pisa and University College London. Patrick D. Wall (1925 - 2001) was Professor Emeritus at the University of London. After receiving his medical degree from Oxford, he worked at the Universities of Yale, Chicago and Harvard, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Award-winning journalist and producer Danny writes for many publications, including The Independent and The Guardian. Part of the original team behind the British Comedy Award-winning Dead Ringers, also produced the acclaimed cult hit The Boosh, for Radio 4. BBC America recently and bizarrely dubbed him 'one of Britain's most respected journalists', but they were clearly mistaken. He's 26, and lives in an old match factory in Bow
Marjorie Wallace is an award-winning journalist, author, playwright and broadcaster, and has won nine major awards for her journalism, books and plays. She is currently Chief Executive of SANE, the mental health charity, which she helped to found. Marjorie Wallace (Countess Skarbeck) is married and lives in London with her three sons, Sacha, Stefan and Justin, and daughter, Sophia Augusta.
Ian Wallace is a qualified psychologist who specialises in dreams and the dreaming process. He is a regular guest on the Steve Wright show, frequently appears in the press and on television and is the author of the bestselling Top 100 Dreams. For more information about Ian and his work visit ianwallacedreams.com or follow him on Twitter @ ianwallace.
Caroline Wallace worked as a lecturer for several years before turning her hand to fiction. She lives in Liverpool with her husband and their many children.
Melanie Wallace was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, and now lives with her husband in Myloi, an agrarian village below the Ohi mountain range in Greece, and in Athens.
Robert Wallace is the former director of the CIA's Office of Technical Services. H Keith Melton is an internationally recognized authority of spy technology, and the author of seven books including Ultimate Spy. Henry Schlesinger is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine.
Jason Wallace was born in Cheltenham in 1969. At the age of twelve his life was turned upside down when his family emigrated to Zimbabwe. His experience there formed the foundation of Out of Shadows. Jason currently lives in South West London. www.jwallace.co.uk www.outofshadows.co.uk
David Wallace-Wells is deputy editor of New York magazine, where he also writes frequently about climate change and the near future of science and technology. In July 2017 he published a cover story surveying the landscape of worst-case scenarios for global warming that became an immediate sensation, reaching millions of readers on its first day and, in less than a week, becoming the most-read story the magazine had ever published -and sparking an unprecedented debate, ongoing still today among scientists and journalists, about just how we should be thinking, and talking, about the planetary threat from climate change.
Robert James Waller was born in 1939 in Rockford, Iowa. As well as an internationally bestselling author he is known for his work as a photographer and musician. Until 1989 Waller was Dean of the School of Business at the University of Northern Iowa. The Bridges of Madison County ahs been translated into 25 lanugauges and has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Waller died in 2017.
Matt Lucas began his career as a stand-up at the tender age of 18 and went on to find fame as on Shooting Stars. He met comedy writing partner David Walliams at the National Youth Theatre, and together they went on to create the cult TV series, Rock Profiles, and latterly the phenomenally successful Little Britain
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