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Takashi Yoshikawa (1924–2006) was the world’s leading exponent of ki-ology. After leaving Japan for America in the 1960s, he established a highly successful clinic in New York, where he taught and studied ki-ology and macrobiotics, advising high-profile clients such as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Barry Manilow, and many others.
Liz Young started writing after a variety of jobs that included being part of an airline cabin crew, modelling for TV commercials in Cyprus and working for the Sultan's Armed Forces in Oman. She is the author of Asking for Trouble, Fair Game, A Girl's Best Friend and, most recently, Making Mischief. She lives in Surrey.
Lucy Young has a Cordon Bleu training and has worked with Mary Berry for 16 years, helping to produce Mary's recipe books and teaching at her very popular Aga workshops. She was the home economist on Mary Berry's two most recent television series. She is the author of Secrets from a Country Kitchen and Secrets of Aga Cakes.
Murray Lachlan Young’s poetry career began in the underground poetry/cabaret nights of mid-nineties London. Word of his unique style of writing and performing soon spread and he was signed by record company Almo Sounds and given a series on MTV USA. Murray then toured with various bands, including Julian Cope and the Pretenders, and performed on the main stage at T in the Park and Glastonbury festivals. In 1996 he was signed by EMI in a recording deal that saw him dubbed, for a while, the ‘Million Pound Poet’. He is now best known as an ‘across network’ performer on BBC radio. He has appeared regularly on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Radio 5 Live and Test Match Special. Since 2011 Murray has been resident poet at BBC Radio 6 Music. Murray has two sons and now lives in London.
Tony Mitton is an award-winning poet, whose gently mesmerising, often humorous poetry is irresistible to both children and adults alike. He is an extremely versatile author, writing story poems and shorter verse with skill and wit. Tony does lots of author events, school visits and poetry readings and always leaves his audience entranced. Selina Young was a talented illustrator and her books have been published all round the world. Selina grew up in Surrey and moved to New Zealand in 1993, where she lived with her son Alfred by the seaside. Selina died in 2006, but her illustrations will continue to delight parents and children alike for many years to come.
Sophie Young was the eldest of three, born into a dysfunctional family that she fought for years to escape. Now forty years old, she lives in England with her husband and children, and works as a volunteer for a national children's charity.
Damon Young is a philosopher and writer who is affiliated with the School of Life. He has written for the BBC, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and ABC, and is an Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. A frequent radio guest, Damon is part of an up-and-coming generation of philosophers. He regularly tweets (@damonayoung) and blogs www.damonyoung.com.au
Hester Young holds a Master’s degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a teacher in Arizona and New Hampshire. She lives with her husband and two children in New Jersey.
Ian Young was educated in London and Paris. He qualified as a doctor in London and apart from a few interruptions has worked there ever since.
James Young was born in Oldham. He has tried his hand at a number of careers, including working in a cotton mill and as a car park attendant. In the early 80s he abandoned a promising academic future at Oxford to become Nico's piano player, after which he wrote his first book - a biographical account of the eight years he spent with the doomed Warhol chanteuse. Moscow Mule is his second book.
Lucien Young is the author of Alice in Brexitland and Trump’s Christmas Carol, both published by Ebury Press, and has written for TV programmes such as BBC Three's Siblings and Murder in Successville. He was born in Newcastle in 1988 and read English at the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of Footlights.
Samantha Young is a 27-year-old Scottish book addict who graduated from the University of Edinburgh. She currently lives in Scotland. Discover more about Samantha online: ondublinstreet.com; samanthayoungbooks.com; twitter.com/SYoungSFAuthor; facebook.com/OnDublinStreet.
Michael Young is Director of the Institute of Community Studies, President of the Consumer's Association and of the National Extension College and Chairman of both the International Extension College and the Open College of the Arts. His publications include The Rise of the Meritocracy, Innovation and Research in Education, and The Metronomic Society: Natural Rhythms and Human Timetables. Peter Willmott is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute. Chairman of the Institute of Community Studies and Visiting Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics. The authors were founder memebers of the Institute of Community Studies and have also written jointly Family and Class in a London Suburb and The Symmetrical Family.
Katina Young is the author of Virginia's Quest and A Chamber of Delights, both available from Nexus.
A major hit in every decade since the Sixties, Neil Young's music and songwriting span forty years, and his 38 studio albums are among the most enduring and popular in modern times. Born and raised in Canada, long resident in California, he has, uniquely, been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also well-known as a political activist, environmentalist and philanthropist, co-founding Farm Aid and The Bridge School for educationally impaired children.
Hugo Young was for over three decades the deputy editor of the Sunday Times and political editor of the Guardian. Ion Trewin is the editor of the Alan Clark Diaries and is currently writing Alan Clark’s biography for publication in 2009. After a decade as literary editor of The Times, he became a publisher, retiring recently as editor-in-chief of a London publishing house.
Toby Young is the outspoken columnist who wrote the international bestseller How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. A high-profile and passionate education reformer, he co-founded and set up two primary schools and wrote How to Set Up a Free School (2011), and is Director of the New Schools Network. Toby has 4 children.
Dr Sean Young is a psychologist and founder and Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior. His research involves the study of cutting-edge ways of using social media and mobile technologies to change and predict human behaviour. Dr Young's work has been featured in media outlets including The New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Mashable and CBS News.
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl is a writer and pschoanalyst. Her biography Anna Freud was hailed as a 'stunning achievement' in Britain and the USA. After obtaining a doctorate, she wrote an award-winning biography of Hannah Arendt. She has published widely in philosophy and psychoanalysis and her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation. She is is based in Toronto, where she is a member of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society and co-director of Caversham Productions (Psychoanalytic Educational Resources).
Gary Younge is a Guardian columnist and feature writer based in the US. His books include Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States and No Place Like Home, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. He lives with his family in New York City.
Bella Younger is a Hackney based comedian who started her viral Instagram hit, Deliciously Stella, as a reaction to the endless shots of people doing yoga on the beach and baking vegetables masquerading as cakes. She was named by Glamour magazine as one of the top eight comedians to see at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and the Evening Standard named her one of the most influential people in London. @deliciouslystella
Jim Younger is well known as a musician, playing mainly fiddle and mandolin. He plays and records with his wife, Gail Williams. He has worked as a teacher, but is now a government official. He lives in London.
ANNE YOUNGSON lives in Oxfordshire and is married and has two children and two grandchildren to date. MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM, her debut novel, was shortlisted for the Costa Best First Novel Award and won the inaugural Paul Torday prize for debut fiction by writers over sixty. Her exquisite new novel is also about women finding new experiences and friendships when they least expect it. Her work is published around the world.
Ziauddin Yousafzai (Author) Ziauddin Yousafzai is the father of Malala, the global activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. In his own right, Ziauddin is an education activist, human rights campaigner and teacher. He hails from Pakistan's Swat Valley where, at great personal risk among grave political violence, he peacefully resisted the Taliban's efforts to shut down schools and limit their personal freedom. Ziauddin is co-founder of Malala Fund and is building a global movement for girls' education. Louise Carpenter (Author) Louise Carpenter is a British writer, working primarily for The Saturday Times Magazine. Her work has also been published in many other publications including Granta, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Vogue and has been syndicated worldwide. She is the author of two non-fiction books, An Unlikely Countess: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway and Ida and Louise. She lives in Somerset with her family.
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