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, including The Orange Girl, The Christmas Mystery and The Ringmaster's Daughter. He lives in Oslo with his family.
Diana Gabaldon is the internationally bestselling author of many historical novels including CROSS STITCH, DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, VOYAGER, DRUMS OF AUTUMN, THE FIERY CROSS and A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES. She lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona. Visit her website at www.dianagabaldon.com
Eva Gabrielsson is an architect and author in Sweden of books on a variety of subjects including concubinage and architecture. She is the translator of Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle into Swedish, and she has been involved with Expo magazine since its founding by her long-term partner, the late Stieg Larsson.
Neil Gaiman is the winner of 3 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award and 1 Mythopoeic. He's also a pretty nifty author of all kinds of cool stuff . . .
Teresa Gallagher is a familiar voice to listeners of BBC Radio, having recorded numerous plays and audiobooks. On television, she has presented the BBC children's series Playdays. She has also read the Emily Windsnap and Meg Cabot titles for Orion Audiobooks.
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.
V.V. Ganeshananthan's writing has appeared in 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'The American Prospect'. She has recently begun an MA in Journalism at Columbia University. 'Love Marriage' is her first novel.
Ernest K. Gann
Ernest K Gann graduated from Culver Military Academy (now Culver Academies) in 1930. He flew for American Airlines and then the US Army during World War II. He lived in Washington and wrote and published prolifically.
L. J. Ganser
L.J. Ganser has narrated over 300 books which have taken him figuratively under, over, around and out of this world, soaring into the future and plunging into the past. L.J. has won an Audie award from the APA, the Scourby award from AFB and many earphone awards from Audiofile magazine.
Born in Cuba in 1959, Luis M. Garcia arrived in Australia with his parents and brother in 1972. After many years as a journalist for major publications, he became a political advisor and is now a partner in one of Australia's leading corporate communications companies. He lives in Sydney with his wife, daughter and son.
Erle Stanley Gardner
Born in Malden, Massachusetts, Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) left school in 1909 and attended Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana for just one month before he was suspended for focusing more on his hobby of boxing than his academic studies. Soon after, he settled in California, where he taught himself the law and passed the state bar exam in 1911. The practise of law never held much interest for him, however, apart from as it pertained to trial strategy, and in his spare time he began to write for the pulp magazines that gave Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler their start. Not long after the publication of his first novel, The Case of the Velvet Claws, featuring Perry Mason, he gave up his legal practice to write full time. He had one daughter, Grace, with his first wife, Natalie, from whom he later separated. In 1968 Gardner married his long-term secretary, Agnes Jean Bethell, whom he professed to be the real 'Della Street', Perry Mason's sole (although unacknowledged) love interest. He was one of the most successful authors of all time and at the time of his death, in Temecula, California in 1970, is said to have had 135 million copies of his books in print in America alone.
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
Graham Gardner is the second of ten children. He has worked as a bookseller, waiter, civil servant and is now an academic researcher in the Institute of Geography at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, specialising in monitoring and analysing long term trends in the UK countryside. He is also a keen musician, playing rock and classical piano. His first novel, INVENTING ELLIOT, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award.
After Colonel Sun (1968) by Kingsley Amis, John Gardner was the next writer to be asked to write further adventures of James Bond. He wrote, like Fleming, fourteen Bond books, plus novelisations of the films GoldenEye and Licence to Kill, from 1981 to 1996.Before becoming an author of fiction in the early 1960s John Gardner was variously a stage magician, a Royal Marine officer, a journalist and, for a short time, a priest in the Church of England. 'Probably the biggest mistake I ever made,' he says. 'I confused the desire to please my father with a vocation which I soon found I did not have.'In all, Gardner had fifty-five novels to his credit - many of them bestsellers. John Gardner died in 2007.For more information about John Gardner and his non-Bond works, visit his website.
Lisa Gardner sold her first novel when she was just 20 years old. In 1993 she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in international relations. She lives in New Hampshire.
Lori Gardener has also written Sweet and Simple Country Cross Stitch (1997)
John C. Gardner
John Gardner (1933-1982) John Gardner was born in Batavia, New York. His critically acclaimed books include the novels Grendel, The Sunlight Dialogues and October Light, for which he received the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as several works of nonfiction and criticism such as On Becoming a Novelist. He was also a professor of medieval literature and a pioneering creative writing teacher whose students included Raymond Carver and Charles Johnson.
James Alan Gardner
James Alan Gardner (1955- ) James Alan Gardner is a Canadian science fiction author, raised in Simcoe and Bradford, Ontario. He earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. He began publishing work of genre interest with "The Phantom of the Operator" for The University of Waterloo Courier in 1984 and has also published SF short stories in a range of periodicals, including The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and Amazing Stories. His short story "The Children of Creche" was awarded the Grand Prize in the Writers of the Future contest in 1989. Another story, "Three Hearings on the Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream", won a Prix Aurora Award and was nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo Awards. Much of Gardner's career has been spent expanding the League of Peoples sequence, which begins with his first novel, Expendable (1997).
Sartaj Garewal has been a professional actor and voice artist for over 14 years. His theatre credits include TINDERBOX (Bush Theatre), ROMEO & JULIET (Manchester Royal Exchange) and TOO CLOSE TO HOME (Lyric Hammersmith). On Television, he plays Jasper in hit US teen drama HOUSE OF AUNBIS for Nickelodeon. Other TV & Film credits include THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (20th Century Fox), THE INFIDEL (Slingshot), DIRTY WAR (HBO/BBC), LAW & ORDER (Kudos), KEEN EDDIE (Paramount), BASELINE (Motion Picture House), DOCTORS, CASUALTY, THE BILL and EASTENDERS. Sartaj played the lead role of Kuljit Singh on BBC radio drama SILVER STREET for 6 years. Other BBC radio drama includes THE ARCHERS, CLARE IN THE COMMUNITY and THE SPIRITUAL CENTRE. His audio books include CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese and OURS ARE THE STREETS by Sunjeev Sahota.
Randall Garrett (1927 - 1987)Randall Garrett was an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was a prolific contributor to ASTOUNDING and other science fiction magazines of the 1950s and 1960s, and acted as mentor to a young Robert Silverberg. He is best known for his innovative Lord Darcy stories, which take place in an alternate version of our world where the Plantagenet dynasty never fell. He was married to fellow novelist Vicki Ann Heydron, with whom he wrote the Gandalara Cycle of fantasy books.