Oliver Kamm is a leader writer and columnist for The Times. He writes extensively on politics, public policy, foreign affairs, culture, science and other fields, including weekly columns on language and on the economy. He also contributes to Prospect, the Jewish Chronicle and other periodicals. His book Accidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English was published by W&N in 2015.
John was born and brought up in northeast of England, though he's lived in London for the past twenty years. He has been a designer, visualiser and art director but now focuses on creating children's books. His first two picture books were shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and he's also been shortlisted for the BBC Books-to-read-out-loud Awards.
Anna Kendall is the YA pseudonym of SF author Nancy Kress, who has won multiple awards for her novels, novellas and short stories. She lives in Seattle.
Sir Frank Kermode was the author and editor of over forty books, including SHAKESPEARE'S LANGUAGE, THE SENSE OF AN ENDING and ROMANTIC IMAGE. Described by the INDEPENDENT as 'the greatest literary scholar of his generation', he taught at numerous universities including Cambridge, Harvard and University College London. He was knighted in 1991.
Omar Khayyam was a Persian astronomer, mathematician and poet. He died in 1122.
H Kimmel (born 1965) is an American author and storyteller. She was born in New Castle, Indiana, and was raised in Mooreland, Indiana, the focus of her US number one bestselling memoir, A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana (2001).
In the 1980s Alice King was one of hte nation's best-known wine writers, with columns in the Daily Mail and regular TV and radio appearances; Tesco appointed her to be their face of wine, and she was the author of a dozen bestselling books on wine, including The Hamlyn Atlas of Wine.
Born in Bombay, India, but raised in England from the age of five, Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is today best known as the author of such classics of literature as The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1902) and Just So Stories (1902). He returned to India in 1882 to become a journalist and local newspaper editor and began writing supernatural stories set in his native continent. Kipling was the first British writer to be award the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1907.
Kohl was born in 1930, married in 1960. Educated at Frankfurt and Heidelberg universities. Leader of the CDU in the Rhineland Palatinate from 1963. Leader of the Opposition in the Budestag 1976-82.
Aryn Kyle is 27 and lives in Grand Junction, Colorado.She has published stories in The Georgia Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and BEST AMERICAN VOICES 2005, and, in 2005, she was awarded the Rona Jaffe Award. "Foaling Season," taken from the first chapter of this novel, was one of the three stories that won The Atlantic Monthly National Magazine Award for fiction in 2004.