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Gordon Chang lived and worked in China for almost 20 years. His articles on China have been published in The New York Times, The Asian Wall St. Journal, the International Herald Tribune, and the South China Morning Post. His first book, The Coming Collapse of China was published by Century in 2002.
GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) is a signals intelligence and cyber security organisation whose mission is to keep Britain safe from terror attacks and cybercrime.
DIANA GABALDON is the author of the international bestselling Outlander novels and Lord John Grey series. She says that the Outlander series started by accident: ‘I decided to write a novel for practice in order to learn what it took to write a novel, and to decide whether I really wanted to do it for real. I did – and here we all are trying to decide what to call books that nobody can describe, but that fortunately most people seem to enjoy.’ And enjoy them they do – in their millions, all over the world. Published in 42 countries and 38 languages, in 2014 the Outlander novels were made into an acclaimed TV series starring Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser and Caitriona Balfe as Claire. The series has now been renewed for a fifth and sixth season. Diana lives with her husband and dogs in Scotsdale, Arizona and is currently at work on her ninth Outlander novel.
Dr Meg John Barker (Author) Meg John Barker is a public engagement academic at the Open University and a sex and relationship therapist. Meg John has been studying relationships for over a decade and has published numerous academic books and papers on the subject, as well as writing their own relationship self-help books and blogs. Meg John also regularly speaks on these topics in the media, including a popular TED talk and being featured in the Independent on Sunday Rainbow List. Professor Jacqui Gabb (Author) Professor Jacqui Gabb is Chair of Sociology and Intimacy and Associate Dean for Research at The Open University. She has worked as an academic for over 20 years and has published extensively over this time. Her research centres on intimacy and family life, with particular emphasis on the contemporary dynamics of policy, professional practice and personal relationships. Her recent research on couple relationships has received widespread critical acclaim and she is recognized as an expert in the field, regularly contributing to national television, radio and international press. She is co-author with Janet Fink of Couple Relationships in the 21st Century (Palgrave, 2015). Her current work is explores ideas of enduring coupledom across different national, situational and biographical contexts.
Sarah Gabriel has worked as a travel journalist for the national press. Married with two daughters, she lives in Oxford.
Elizabeth Gabriel was born in Yorkshire in 1947 but has lived in Amsterdam since 1976, where she works as a writer and literary agent. She has written a large number of children's books and two novels, The Lost Lover and Amsterdam Blues.
Lisa Gabriele is the author of several bestselling novels. Her writing has appeared in Glamour Vice, Elle, the New York Times Magazine and Salon as well as various anthologies, including The Best American Nonrequired Reading series. An award-winning T.V. producer, she has lived in Washington D.C. and New York City, and now lives in Toronto.
Gabrielle Mander is the author of the million-copy bestseller, Wan2tlk? The Little Book of Text Messages.
One of the most distinctive Italian writers of the twentieth century, Carlo Emilio Gadda was born in Milan in 1893. An electrical engineer by profession, Gadda published many short stories before beginning work on his first novel The Experience of Pain. He received critical acclaim for his revolutionary use of language and narrative form, and is often compared to James Joyce in this respect. His other works include That Awful Mess on Via Merulana.
John Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University and was the founding director of the Brady- Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. His previous books include The United States and the Origins of the Cold War; Strategies of Containment; The Landscape of History; Surprise, Security, and the American Experience; and The Cold War. The New York Times calls him 'the dean of Cold War historians'. He has won two undergraduate teaching awards at Yale and was a 2005 recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His George F. Kennan: An American Life won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Biography.
Jayne-Anne Gadhia is the CEO of Virgin Money, and the longest-serving CEO of any European bank. A Chartered Accountant, she spent six years at Norwich Union (now Aviva) before becoming one of the founders of Virgin Direct in 1995. In 1998 she set up the Virgin One account which was acquired by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2001. After five years at RBS as part of the Retail Executive Committee, she returned to Virgin as the CEO of Virgin Money. In 2012 Virgin Money acquired Northern Rock and, in 2014, successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange. A vocal supporter of businesses responsibility to make a positive contribution to society, Jayne-Anne is a trustee of Business in the Community, the Tate Gallery, and non-exec Director of the Dumfries House Trust. And in 2014 she was awarded a CBE in 2014 for services to banking and voluntary service. In 2015 Jayne-Anne led a government review focused on the representation of women in the Financial Services industry. Her report led to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter – a commitment by firms to work together for gender equality in financial services. In 2016 Jayne-Anne was appointed as the government’s Women in Finance Champion; she was recently appointed to the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board and is leading a Review into Student Support in Scotland. Jayne-Anne lives in Edinburgh with her husband and their teenage daughter.
Luke Williams and Paul Gadsby are sports journalists and have been snooker fans for as long as they can remember. This is their first book.
Leading psychologist Dr Maureen Gaffney combines work in academia with a busy international consultancy business. She also serves on the executive committee of the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Her last book Flourishing was a No 1 bestseller in Ireland and has sold over 70,000 copies. She is also a columnist, broadcaster and speaker.
Eleni Gage is the daughter of Nicholas Gage, whose international bestseller Eleni told the story of his mother's imprisonment and eventual execution during the Greek Civil War. This is her first book.
Elizabeth Gage is the pseudonym of one of storytelling's brightest stars. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller A Glimpse of Stocking, as well as Pandora's Box, The Master Stroke, Taboo and Intimate. She lives with her husband and daughter in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Nicholas Gage was born in Greece and emigrated to the United States ten years later. He was an investigative reporter and foreign correspondent for the New York Times when he wrote Eleni, working as their bureau chief in Athens. It was published in 1983 and went on to win the Royal Society for Literature's Heinemann Award for the best book of the year in 1984. Eleni became a bestseller all over the world and was made into a feature film.
Neil Gaiman is the bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil also co-wrote the script for Beowulf starring Anthony Hopkins and Angeline Jolie. He is the creator/writer of the award-winning Sandman comic series and has written several books for children.
Carmen Martin Gaite (1925 - 2000) was one of Spain's most distinguished novelists; in 1978, she was awarded the Spanish National Prize for Literature. Her novels Living's the Strange Thing and The Fallen Angel were also published by Harvill.
Mary Gaitskill is the author of the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To (nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award), and Don't Cry, the novels The Mare, Veronica (nominated for the National Book Award), and Two Girls, Fat and Thin, and a collection of essays, Somebody With A Little Hammer. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Artforum, and Granta, among many other journals, as well as in The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories.
Jonathan Galassi is the president and publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux and the author of three collections of poetry, as well as acclaimed translations of the Italian poets Eugenio Montale and Giacomo Leopardi. A former Guggenheim Fellow and poetry editor of the Paris Review, he also writes for the New York Review of Books, the New Republic and other publications.
John Kenneth Galbraith, born in 1908, was one of the twentieth century's most influential economists. He produced dozens of books and hundreds of articles on economics, politics, foreign policy and the arts, his most famous including the popular trilogy on economics, American Capitalism (1952), The Affluent Society (1958), and The New Industrial State (1967). He taught at Harvard University for many years and was also active in politics, serving as an adviser to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. James K. Galbraith, born in 1952, teaches at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, and is the author, most recently, of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too (Free Press).
Douglas Galbraith was born in Glasgow in 1965 and is the author of three novels, The Rising Sun, A Winter in China, and King Henry. He lives in Scotland.
Benito Perez Galdos (1843-1920) Novelist and playwright, born in Las Palmas, Canary Is, Spain. Regarded as Spain's greatest novelist after Cervantes, his 46 short Episodios nacionales (National Episodes) give a vivid picture of 19th-c Spain from the viewpoint of the people. Some of his longer novels have been translated, including Doña Perfecta (1876, trans 1886). His plays, many of them based on his novels, have also been successful.
Eduardo Galeano is one of Latin America's most distinguished writers. He is the author of the three-volume Memory of Fire; Open Veins of Latin America; Soccer in Sun and Shadow; The Book of Embraces; Walking Words; Upside Down; and Voices in Time. Born in Montevideo in 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He is recipient of many international prizes.
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