JOSTEIN GAARDER was born in Oslo in 1952. SOPHIE'S WORLD, the first of his books to be published in English, has been translated into 60 languages and has sold over 40 million copies. He is the author of many other bestselling, beloved novels and children's books.He lives in Oslo with his family.
LUCIO GALLETTO was born into a family of farmers and restaurateurs in north-west Italy. He was studying to become an architect when he fell in love with a visiting Australian girl and moved to Sydney. In 1981, they set up Lucio's, which has become one of Australia's most awarded Italian restaurants. DAVID DALE trained in clinical psychology but decided he would do less harm to the cause of mental health if he went into journalism. He has been a political reporter for The Australian, New York correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald, editor of The Bulletin and breakfast broadcaster with ABC radio. His books include The 100 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Italy; Who We Are - a snapshot of Australia today; and Essential Places. PAUL GREEN's interest in capturing images started when he was given an Agfa pocket camera at the age of seven. He studied photography and printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts. Since 1990 he has worked freelance for books, magazines and newspapers, specialising in art, food, portraiture and fashion.LUCIO GALLETTO trained to be an architect in Liguria but moved to Australia for love, and opened an eating house which became one of the country's most awarded Italian restaurants. His books include The Art of Food at Lucio's, Soffritto: A delicious Ligurian memoir, and Lucio's Ligurian Kitchen. DAVID DALE is a journalist who would like to be a writer, and vice versa. His newspaper and magazine columns discuss ideas, journeys, fads, foods, the power of places and the peculiarities of people. His books include The Obsessive Traveller, or Why I Don't Steal Towels From Great Hotels Any More; Who We Are: A snapshot of Australia today; and Soffritto: A delicious Ligurian memoir. PAUL GREEN first got excited about capturing images at the age of seven when his parents gave him an Agfa pocket camera. He specialises in photography of food, art, fashion and fame. His books include The Art of Food at Lucio's and Soffritto: A delicious Ligurian memoir.
Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK. Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed. Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles. Her YA novel, The Double Shadow, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. Sally Gardner's stories for middle readers include Lucy Willow and the popular Magical Children series of six titles: The Strongest Girl in the World, The Invisible Boy, The Boy with Magic Numbers, The Smallest Girl in the World, The Boy with the Lightning Feet, and The Boy who could Fly, which are also available as audio books. She has also written and illustrated picture books including The Fairy Catalogue, The Glass Heart, The Book of Princesses and Playtime Rhymes. Sally Gardner continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She is dyslexic and argues that it is not a disability, but a gift.Her website is www.sallygardner.net and you can follow her on Twitter @TheSallyGardner
Born in London in 1936 and now resident in north London, Sir Martin Gilbert was educated at Highgate School and Magdalene College, Oxford. An outstanding historian of the 20th century, he became the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill in 1968 and has written to great acclaim on the Holocaust and the events of the Second World War.
Nikita Gill is a British-Indian writer and poet living in the south of England. With a huge online following, her words have entranced hearts and minds all over the world. Instagram: @nikita_gillTumblr: meanwhilepoetry.tumblr.comFacebook: @nikitagillwritesTwitter: @nktgill
Billy Goldberg MD is an emergency medicine physician on faculty at New
York City teaching hospital. He is also a writer and artist whose paintings
have been exhibited in New York City.
Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, THE ROMAN ARMY AT WAR was recognised by John Keegan as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. He has gone on to write several other books, including PAX ROMANA, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, THE FALL OF THE WEST, CAESAR, IN THE NAME OF ROME and ROMAN WARFARE, which have sold more than a quarter of a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. A full-time author, he regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes.
Jane Goodall is an English zoologist. She is a renowned expert on chimpanzees, having studied them at the Gombe Stream Reserve by Lake Tanganyika from 1970. She has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. Her books include IN THE SHADOW OF MAN, published in more than forty languages.
George Goodwin is a history graduate of Cambridge, where he was awarded a Foundation exhibition. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.You can follow George Goodwin on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GeorgeGoodwin1 and visit his website for more information www.georgegoodwin.com.
Alison Gopnik received her BA from McGill University and her PhD. from Oxford University. She was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada University Research Fellow at the University of Toronto from 1983-1988 and in 1988 became a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. She is an internationally recognized leader in the study of children's learning and the author of over 100 articles and two books, WORDS, THOUGHTS AND THEORIES (coauthored with Andrew Meltzoff), MIT Press, 1997 and THE SCIENTIST IN THE CRIB (coauthored with Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl) William Morrow, 1999. and THE SCIENTIST IN THE CRIB was enthusiastically reviewed in US News and World Report, Time, Science, The New Yorker, the Washington Post and The New York Review of Books (among others). She has also written for The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Review of Books and the New York Times. She has been President of the Society for Philosophy of Psychology, Associate Editor of Child Development, the leading journal in the field and an Osher Fellow at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband and three sons.
Michael Gove was first elected as Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath in May 2005. He is the current Government Chief Whip, having served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Education from 2010 to 2014. He is a former journalist for The Times.
Rob Grant was born in Salford. Determined not to let them hold him back he (after a protracted period doing any old thing) went on to co-create and write with Doug Naylor the astonishingly successful TV series RED DWARF. He also wrote the DARK AGES and STRANGERERS TV series.
Born in 1888, Heinz Guderian served in World War One, came to Hitler's attention in 1935, was made corps commander of Panzer troops and promoted to General in 1938. His tanks were greatly successful in the invasions of Poland and France and, perceived as pro-Nazi, Guderian was much in favour. However, when the Russian invasion failed in the winter of 1941, Guderian was forced to resign, not to regain his position until 1944, when the war was all but lost. He died in Bavaria in 1954.
Simon Gunn is a Principal Lecturer in History at Leeds Metropolitan University and author of the widely praised THE PUBLIC CULTURE OF THE VICTORIAN MIDDLE CLASS.