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Deborah Ziegler was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on 18 July 1956. Her mother was a British immigrant and her father was a child of the Oklahoma dust bowl. One of four children, she received her BA in Secondary education. Deborah went on to enjoy teaching for 15 years in both of her majors, English and Science. She received her MA in Science Education in California, where she currently lives with her husband, Gary, and two cavipoos named Bogie and Bacall. Deborah started a successful woman-owned engineering company after retiring from her teaching career. But being Brittany’s mum is without a doubt her proudest accomplishment in life. Currently, Deborah speaks on behalf of end-of-life options in the hopes that one day all terminally ill people will have the right to aid in dying if they so choose.
Daniel Ziblatt, a Professor of Government at Harvard University, is a leading authority on contemporary Europe and democracy and authoritarianism in Europe from the 19th century to the present. He is the author of Structuring the State and Conservative Political Parties and the Birth of Modern Democracy in Europe, of which Francis Fukuyama said 'revolutionizes the literature on democratic transitions'.
Born in Lebanon, Lamia Ziadé is an internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator. She has worked as a fabric designer for Jean-Paul Gaultier and Issey Miyake, participated in a number of exhibitions and has published several books for adults and children.
Ian Johnston has an MA in Latin, a PhD in Greek and a PhD in Chinese, and was Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Sydney University until his retirement. He has published translations of Galen's medical writings, early Chinese poetry (Singing of Scented Grass and Waiting for the Owl), and early Chinese philosophical works (the Mozi and - with Wang Ping - the Daxue and Zhongyong). In 2011 he was awarded the NSW Premier's Prize and the PEN medallion for translation.
Julie Zhuo is one of Silicon Valley’s top product design executives. She leads the teams behind some of the world's most popular mobile and web services used by billions of people every day. She writes about technology, design, and leadership on her popular blog The Year of the Looking Glass and in publications like the New York Times and Fast Company. She graduated with a computer science degree from Stanford University and lives with her husband and two children in California.
Qian Zhongshu (1910-1998) was a novelist, poet, man of letters and one of China's most outstanding scholars and was seen by many in his country as the last link in an unbroken chain of geniuses stretching back to Confucius.
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (Author) Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz moved to Cambridge 23 years ago from Poland, and is now a professor at the University of Cambridge, where she runs a laboratory and leads a team of 17 postdoctoral scientists and graduate students. She is also a Wellcome Trust Fellow and Visiting Professor at Caltech. She has published more than 120 papers, lectured all over the world and received numerous awards and honours. Her work on embryos won the people’s vote for scientific breakthrough of the year in Science magazine. Roger Highfield (Author) Roger Highfield is an author, broadcaster and director of external affairs at the Science Museum Group in London, Visiting Professor of Public Engagement at Oxford University and UCL, and a member of the Medical Research Council. He has popularised a broad sweep of research through his work for the Science Museum and his previous roles as editor of New Scientist and science editor of the Daily Telegraph, and has written or co-authored seven popular science books.
Jake Knapp (Author) Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky are writers and designers who help people make time for what matters at the office and in everyday life. They're the authors of the New York Times bestseller Sprint, and the creators of Time Dorks, a popular newsletter about experiments in time management. Jake spent ten years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint process. He has since run more than 150 sprints with companies like Nest, Slack, 23andMe and Flatiron Health. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and sons. John Zeratsky (Author) John has written for The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Fast Company and many more. For nearly fifteen years, he was a designer at technology companies including Google, YouTube and Google Ventures. Originally from Wisconsin, John and his wife now live aboard their sailboat Pineapple.
Benjamin Zephaniah was born in Birmingham and then spent some of his early years in Jamaica. He came to London when he was 22 and his first book of poetry for adults was published soon after. He appears regularly on radio and TV including a Desert Island Discs appearance, literary festivals, and has also taken part in plays and films. He is most well-known for his performance poetry with a political edge for both children and adults and gritty teenage fiction. His collections Talking Turkey, Wicked World and Funky Chickens broke new ground in children's poetry. He is the only Rastafarian poet to be short-listed for the Chairs of Poetry for both Oxford and Cambridge University and has been listed in The Times' list of 50 greatest postwar writers. Benjamin now lives in East London.
Alexi Zentner was born in Ontario, Canada, and currently lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife and two daughters. He has had short stories published in various American magazines and anthologies, including The 2008 O. Henry Prize Stories, The Atlantic Monthly and Tin House. Touch is his first novel.
Jeff Zentner was a singer-songwriter and guitarist who released five albums and appeared on recordings with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. He is now an appellate attorney for the State of Tennessee and lives in Nashville with his wife and son. He wrote his debut novel The Serpent King in a month, writing on his mobile phone on his commute and at night, weekends and lunchtimes between court cases.
Born in 1986, Alexandra Zelman-Doring is a graduate of Brown, Columbia, and Oxford Universities. She is a poet, playwright, and actor, and recent co-founder of Throes Theater (www.throestheater.com). Based in New York City, she lives with her husband, clarinet player Naum Goldenstein.
Paolo Zellini is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rome where his research focuses on numerical analysis and the evolution of mathematical thought. He is the author of the international bestseller A Brief History of Infinity which Italo Calvino described as 'one of the most important books of the twentieth or twenty-first centuries'.
Kelly Bingham has been a storyboard artist, story supervisor, and director and is now a full-time writer. She is the author of Shark Girl, which was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Kelly Bingham lives in Ellijay, Georgia. You can visit her online at www.kellybinghamonline.com Paul O Zelinsky created the now-classic interactive book The Wheels on the Bus. His retelling of Rapunzel won the Caldecott Medal in 1998. He received Caldecott Honours for Rumpelstiltkin; Hansel and Gretel, by Rika Lesser; and Swamp Angels, by Anne Issacs. Paul O Zelinsky lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit him online at www.paulozelinsky.com
Theodore Zeldin, educated at Birkbeck College London and Christ Church Oxford, is senior fellow of St Antony's College Oxford. He has been awarded the Wolfson Prize for History, been elected a member of the European Academy, and figures on the Magazine Littéraire's list of the hundred most important thinkers in the world today.
Juli Zeh was born in 1974 and lives in Brandenburg. She studied International Law, has worked with the UN in New York, and completed her studies in Creative Writing. Juli has won numerous awards, including the German Book Prize, the international Per Olov Enquist Award and the French Prix Cévennes for Best European Novel. One of Europe's best young writers, her work has been translated into thirty languages.
SymmetryBreakfast is an online phenomenon that incorporates world cuisines, contemporary design and a story of love over the meal of breakfast. Featured in the Guardian, Washington Post, Telegraph and endorsed by Jamie Oliver, it is also a favourite account of Kevin Systrom, Instagram CEO and co-founder. Michael studied photography at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth and later went on to teach Art and Design in secondary schools in London’s East End. He then completed his masters in Museums and Galleries in Education and works in public programming at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Michael’s passion for cooking comes from his parents and his mixed English, Scottish and Chinese heritage. Weekends and school holidays would be spent working in his father’s Chinese and English chippies in Liverpool and teaching himself to bake for his mother’s sweet tooth. Michael created SymmetryBreakfast for his partner Mark in their Hackney flat in 2013. Mark’s hectic job as a menswear fashion designer means late nights and weekends in the office. Early on in their relationship, breakfast became a sacred moment in the day and Michael started on his mission to make each meal as celebratory as possible. Nearly 1,000 breakfasts later, Michael still wakes up early to make breakfast for Mark, looking carefully around the world and at home for inspiration, taking a simple idea and making it beautiful.
Hafsa Zayyan is a writer from London. She studied Law at the University of Cambridge and graduated with a first class degree in 2012. She went on to pursue a masters at the University of Oxford, completing the B.C.L. in 2013. She was co-winner of the inaugural #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize.
George Zarkadakis is a well-connected science writer, playwright and novelist with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He has worked for organisations including the European Commission and the British Council, Silicon Graphicsand the European Bioinformatics Institute; appeared on the History Channel; written for publications such as Aeon digital magazine and the Washington Post; and been knighted by the French government for his services to science communication.
Lila Azam Zanganeh is an Iranian-French writer. She is the author of The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness and edited a volume of essays by Iranian writers, My Sister Guard Your Veil, My Brother Guard Your Eyes. She was a member of the jury for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for fiction.
Rosamund Stone Zander is a family therapist, leadership coach, and landscape painter.
Rosamund Stone Zander (Author) Rosamund Zander, author of The Art of Possibility, is a pioneering family therapist and executive coach. She develops models for leadership and effective action based on the idea that creativity is an innate adult capacity. Her leadership model coaches individuals to create a life of vision, passion and contribution. Her work is, in all its capacities, about growth, and her writing, teaching, and coaching creates pathways to lives that are authentic and meaningful.
Rosamund Zander, author of The Art of Possibility, is a pioneering family therapist and executive coach. She develops models for leadership and effective action based on the idea that creativity is an innate adult capacity. Her leadership model coaches individuals to create a life of vision, passion and contribution. Her work is, in all its capacities, about growth, and her writing, teaching, and coaching creates pathways to lives that are authentic and meaningful.
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