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Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist, student and the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At age 15, she was shot by the Taliban for speaking out for the rights of girls in her community to go to school. Malala recovered, continued her campaign and, as co-founder of Malala Fund, is building a global movement of support for girls' education. malala.org
Nariman Youssef is a translator, writer and researcher. She has an MA in Cultural & Critical Studies and an MSc in Translation Studies, and is currently studying for a PhD at the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW), University of Manchester. Published translations include The American Granddaughter, a novel dealing with the war in Iraq, and poetry for a number of anthologies. Nariman lives and works between Egypt and the UK.
An Yu was born and raised in Beijing, and left at the age of eighteen to study in New York at NYU. A graduate of the NYU MFA in Creative Writing, she writes her fiction in English. She is twenty-six years old and lives between Paris and Hong Kong. Braised Pork is her first novel.
John Yudkin (1910-95) was a British physiologist and nutritionist, whose books include This Slimming Business, Eat Well, Slim Well and This Nutrition Business. He became internationally famous with his bookPure, White and Deadly, first published in 1972, and was one of the first scientists to claim that sugar was a major cause of obesity and heart disease.
Linda Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is also Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS and was Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. The former Economics Editor at Bloomberg TV, she also hosted Talking Business with Linda Yueh as Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News. She writes for The Times, The New York Times, and the Financial Times and has advised the World Economic Forum in Davos and the World Bank. She has written and edited academic books, including a textbook on macroeconomics. This is her first trade book.
Andrew Yule wrote for The Herald and The Observer and was also the author of biographies on Sean Connery, Al Pacino and David Puttnam.
Prince Felix Yusupov was one of the richest men in Russia after his older brother, Nikolai Felixovich, Count Sumarokov-Elston had an affair with a married woman and was killed in a duel by the jealous husband. From 1909 to 1913, Felix studied fine arts at Oxford, where he was a member of the Bullingdon Club, and established the Oxford University Russian Society. Yusupov was living on 14 King Edward Street, had a Russian cook, a French driver, an English valet, a housekeeper, and he spent much time partying. He owned three horses, a macaw and a bulldog called Punch. He also murdered Rasputin…
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