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Dr Nafeez Ahmed is a political scientist specialising in international security issues. His research on international terrorism has been used by, among others, the 9/11 Commission; the US Army Air University Causes of War collection (2007); the UK Ministry of Defence Joint Services Command & Staff College Research Guide on Counter-Terrorism and the GWOT (2008); Chatham House Middle East Programme.
Dr Simon Ball studied at Brasenose College, Oxford and Christ’s College, Cambridge. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Glasgow University.
Simon’s research interests include: Twentieth-century British Political & Imperial History; British Defence Policy since 1945; The Cold War; Matériel and Business in the Twentieth Century. He is a member of the editorial board War in History, as well as the Irish Research Council in the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) International Assessment Panel.
Steve Bloomfield has been based in Nairobi since 2006, reporting from 25 countries across Africa. A former Africa Correspondent for The Independent, he now writes for a range of publications including Monocle and The Observer and has also written for Newsweek, GQ and Esquire.
Alex Brummer is the City Editor of the Daily Mail and writes a column on economics for the New Statesman. Widely regarded as one of Britain’s top financial journalists, he has received multiple awards: Business Journalist of the Year and Commentator of the Year in the World Leadership Forum (2006); Newspaper Journalist of the Year (Workworld Media Awards, 2002); Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (Wincott Prize, 2001); Best City Journalist (Media Awards,2000); Best Financial Journalist of the Year (British Press Awards,1999) and Best Foreign Correspondent in the United States (Overseas Press Club New York, 1989).
Peter Cave teaches philosophy for The Open University and City University, London. He chairs the Humanist Philosophers' Group and frequently contributes to philosophy magazines, from the serious to the fun. He lectures internationally, and introduced BBC radio listeners to a paradoxical fair of fun.
Jonathan Clark is a distinguished professor of history at the University of Kansas. With a Ph.D. from Cambridge his specialty is British history from the earliest times to the present; particularly religion in Britain since the Reformation; political thought; law; literature, cultural politics and the classical tradition; Anglo-American and Anglo-European relations; historiography, and the history of ideas.
Mike Croft is the pseudonym under which literary novelist Mike Stocks writes thrillers. Mike was born in the north of England in 1965, and educated at Birmingham University. He lives in Scotland. He writes novels, poetry and translations, and has worked both as a lexicographer and as an editor for several British publishers. He is the founder-editor of Anon, the anonymous submissions poetry magazine. (http://www.anonpoetry.co.uk)
Max Daly has for five years been editor of drugs current affairs magazine Druglink, which feeds the national media with UK drug use trends, investigations and analysis of the UK drug market. Max was previously deputy news editor on the Big Issue. He has written for the Guardian, BBC, Independent and Mail on Sunday, as well as the government drugs information service ‘Frank’. His advice on the latest trends in the UK drug market is sought by national newspaper journalists and the Serious Organised Crime Agency. He is a visiting lecturer in journalism at London College of Communication.
Nick Davies has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year for his investigations into crime, drugs, poverty and other social issues. Hundreds of journalists have attended his masterclass on the techniques of investigative reporting. He has been a journalist since 1976 and is currently a freelance, working regularly as special correspondent for The Guardian. He also makes TV documentaries; he was formerly an on-screen reporter for World In Action.
Kaffe Fassett is one of the leading textile artists in the world. Although Kaffe won a scholarship to the museum of Fine Art School in Boston at age 19, he left after 3 months to paint in London. Following a visit to a Scottish wool mill where he was inspired by the colours in the landscape, Kaffe started to pursue knitting, and his first design appeared in Vogue Knitting Magazine.
Zac Goldsmith joined the Ecologist magazine in 1997 and became its editor. He launched campaigns on, among other things, climate change, GM food and pesticides. He has helped establish a number ofo foundations that raise funds for cutting edge environmental organizations. In 2004 Zac Goldsmith received Mikhail Gorbachev’s Global Greed Award for ‘International Environmental Leadership’. A year later, he was invited to oversee the Conservative Party’s Quality of Life Policy Group, responsible for rethinking issues ranging from transport and housing to food, farming and energy policy.
Professor Yasmine Gooneratne was born in Sri Lanka, and finished her studies at Cambridge University. She won acclaim as a critic and has published several works of literary criticism and two previous novels. The Sweet and Simple Kind, her first novel to be available in the UK, was shortlisted for the 2007 Commonwealth Writers Prize and nominated for the 2008 Dublin International IMPAC literary award.
R W Johnson is am Anglo-South African journalist and historian. He is the author of many books, including the best seller How Long Will South Africa Survive? He is also the co-author of the classic, Launching Democracy: South Africa's first Open Election. He was educated at Natal University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He was a Fellow in politics at Magdalen College, Oxford, for twenty-six years and he remains an emeritus fellow. He was formerly Director of the Helen Suzman Foundation in Johannesburg.
Robert Lacey is a British historian noted for his original research, which gets him close to - and often living alongside - his subjects. He is the author of numerous international bestsellers. After writing his first works of historical biography, Robert, Earl of Essex and Sir Walter Ralegh, Robert wrote Majesty, his pioneering biography of Queen Elizabeth II. Published in 1977, Majesty remains acknowledged as the definitive study of British monarchy - a subject on which the author continues to write and lecture around the world, appearing regularly on ABC's ‘Good Morning America’ and on CNN's ‘Larry King Live’.
Tom McCarthy was born in 1969 and lives in London. His first two novels, Remainder and Men In Space, have been published internationally to much acclaim. Remainder, winner of the Believer Prize 2008, is currently being adapted for film by FILM 4. Tom is also known for the reports, manifestos and media interventions that he has made as General Secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde network.
David McKie joined the Guardian in 1965. He was Deputy Editor from 1975 to 1984 and author of the much loved ‘Elsewhere’ and ‘Smallweed’ columns. His books have been short listed for the Whitbread Biography Award, the Saga Award for wit, and the Authors’ Club Dolman Best First Travel Book Award.
Stephen Pollard is Editor of the Jewish Chronicle. Until assuming his post with the JC in November 2008, he was a columnist with The Times (UK) and Il Foglio (Italy) and wrote regularly for the Daily Mail, Wall Street Journal Europe and other newspapers about politics, policy and culture. He continues to write for those newspapers.
Christopher Robbins began his career in journalism at the age of sixteen when he started writing jazz criticism for the Daily Telegraph. Since then he has written for numerous newspapers and magazines in Britain, Europe and the USA. The Empress of Ireland won the Saga Award for wit, along with exceptional critical acclaim. In Search of Kazakhstan was short-listed for the Authors’ Club Best Travel Book Award 2008 in the UK and (under the title Apples Are From Kazakhstan) for the Best Travel Books of 2008 in the US. Air America, a worldwide bestseller when it was originally published, was made into a film starring Mel Gibson.
General Sir Michael Rose KCB CBE DSO QGM assumed command of the UN Protection Force in Bosnia in 1994. A year later he became Adjutant General and a member of the Army Board. Commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 1964, he subsequently entered the Special Air Service Regiment and served with the SAS in Malaya and Oman, commanding the 22nd SAS Regiment from 1979 to 1982. During this time the regiment was involved in the London Iranian Embassy siege and the Falklands War.
Cari Rosen followed a degree in Russian and Italian with a short stint as a journalist writing for The Mirror, The Sunday People and Just Seventeen magazine. She also ran the student radio programme on LBC, before moving into television production. Having gained experience with a variety of TV producers Cari joined North One Television in 1997, where she became Head of Development and then Senior Series Editor.
Dr Frank Ryan M.D. is a consultant physician in the UK as well as being an innovative evolutionary biologist, who has introduced the concepts of aggressive symbiosis and genomic creativity to the story of human evolution. He pioneered the concept of viruses as symbionts, thus bringing together the disciplines of evolutionary virology and symbiology. His appointment as Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at Sheffield University is aimed at introducing modern evolutionary concepts of human evolution to medicine. Frank is a Fellow of the Linnaean Society in London, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Physicians and a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Steve Sampson has worked across local, regional and national press covering a variety of sectors from politics, finance to social exclusion, drugs and crime. He was a working journalist in Handsworth, Birmingham, at time of the New Year gang shootings in 2004 that propelled the UK drugs, gangs and guns phenomenon to the international stage. He has written for the Guardian, Time Out, Big Issue and has written for Druglink for the past 15 years. He currently works as a freelance features writer and chief sub-editor at Middle East Economic Digest.
After graduating from London University Guy became a freelance foreign correspondent, living first in South America then the Middle East. During this time he wrote for various newspapers including The Independent, Telegraph and Observer Foreign News Service. His experiences of gang violence in the slums of Rio appeared in an anthology published by Yale University.
Jonathan Scott was born in London in 1949 and has lived in Kenya since 1977. After gaining a degreein Zoology from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Jonathan went on to present a number of television programmes based on East African wildlife, including the globally popular BBC/Animal Planet series Big Cat Diary. Angela Scott was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1953 and spent her childhood in Tanzania. Jonathan and Angela married in 1992 and have proved to be a prolific partnership, working together collecting material for their books and traveling around the world as wildlife and travel photographers.
Clive Sinclair was born in 1948 and is the author of several novels and short stories, as well as a collection of essays on 'the facts of life and the facts of death'. Included in Granta's original list of Best Young British Novelists, he has also received a Somerset Maugham Award, the Jewish Quarterly Prize and the Macmillan Silver Pen Award for Fiction.
Carolyn Steel is a practicing architect with a unique perspective on the way food affects urban space and the perennial tension between cities and their hinterland. Carolyn qualified as an architect from Cambridge University in 1984 and combines practice with teaching, writing and research. She joined Cullum and Nightingale Architects in 1989, since when she has completed several buildings for the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Mike Stocks was born in the north of England in 1965, and educated at Birmingham University. He lives in Scotland. He writes novels, poetry and translations, and has worked both as a lexicographer and as an editor for several British publishers. He is the founder-editor of Anon, the anonymous submissions poetry magazine.
Paul Waters writes historical fiction set in the Classical world, in the vein of Robert Graves and Mary Renault. Paul was born and schooled in England, but says his real education did not begin until he was seventeen, when he ran away to sea and spent two years traveling the world on a tramp steamer. It was during this time, somewhere in the Indian Ocean, that he picked up a copy of Herodotus, and began a love affair with the classical world of Greece and Rome. Later he returned to England and studied Classics at University College London.
Frank Welsh was born in Washington, County Durham, and educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He has had a varied career in international business and banking, including service on the boards of nationalised industries and as a member of the Royal Commission on the National Health Service.