Kumiko Kakehashi was born in 1961. After graduating from Hokkaido University, she worked as a freelance writer and editor. She is a regular contributor to AERA magazine. This is her first book.
One of the most prominent and respected scientists today, Michio Kaku holds the Henry Semat Professorship in Theoretical Physics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the City College of New York. He is the author of Hyperspace, Beyond Einstein (with Jennifer Trainer), and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century, as well as numerous other Ph.D.-level textbooks that are required reading at many of the world's leading universities. His weekly radio show, Explorations, can be heard on stations across America, and he has frequently appeared on television talk shows and BBC and Public Television science specials. Kaku lives in New York City and can be found on the web at www.mkaku.org.
Andrew Kambites is a leading English bridge teacher and author and lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Oliver Kamm is a leader writer and columnist for The Times. He joined the newspaper in 2008. He writes two weekly signed columns: "The Pedant", on language, which is published every Saturday; and a Notebook mainly on ideas, which is published every Tuesday. He is the newspaper's principal editorial writer on economics, international affairs and culture. He is a regular columnist for the Jewish Chronicle, and his writings have also appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, the New Republic, Foreign Policy, the New Statesman, Prospect and many other publications. His book Anti-Totalitarianism, on foreign policy, was published in 2005 ("a fizzily pugnacious, stylish essay" - Guardian; "an impassioned, fluent and acerbic essay" - New Statesman). He is a regular interviewee on many high-profile television and radio programmes. Before becoming a writer and columnist, Kamm worked for 20 years in the City. He served as Head of Strategic Research for Commerzbank Securities and European Equity Strategist for HSBC Securities, and was co-founder of WMG Advisors LLP, an asset management and advisory company. He began his career at the Bank of England. He studied at the universities of Oxford and London.@OliverKammwww.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/profile/Oliver-Kamm
Ben Kane is one of the most hard-working and successful historical writers in the industry. His third book, The Road to Rome, was a Sunday Times number four bestseller, and every title since has been a top ten bestseller. Born in Kenya, Kane moved to Ireland at the age of seven. After qualifying as a veterinarian, he worked in small animal practice and during the terrible Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in 2001. Despite his veterinary career, he retained a deep love of history; this led him to begin writing. His first novel, The Forgotten Legion, was published in 2008; since then he has written four series of Roman novels. Kane has walked more than 500 miles in full Roman military gear, including the length of Hadrian's Wall and a long march to Rome. He has also cycled 1500 miles from Spain to Italy via the Alps, à la Hannibal. During these three epic events, he has raised almost £65,000 for charity. He is active on social media and averages more than fifty events per year. Kane lives in Somerset with his wife and two children.
Colin Kapp (1928 - 2007)Born in 1928, Colin Kapp was both a British SF author and a worker in electronics, later becoming a freelance consultant in electroplating. His writing career began with the publication of 'Life Plan' in New Worlds in November 1958. Kapp is best known for his stories about the Unorthodox Engineers, which gained a modest cult following. He passed away in 2007.
Grace Karskens lectures in Australian History and Public History at the University of New South Wales. Her ground-breaking study The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney won the 1998 Premier's Award for Local and Regional History and established the author as a key figure in the new generation of Australian historians. A regular speaker on ABC radio 702 as well as a contributor to many journals on topics ranging from convicts, museums and grave-robbers, Grace combined history and archaeology as Project Historian for the world-renowned Cumberland Gloucester Street Archaeological Project 1994-1999.
Kerry was born in Warrington in 1980. She was propelled into the limelight upon joining the hugely successful band Atomic Kitten, before leaving in 2001 after the birth of her first daughter. As well as winning I'm a Celebrity... Get me out of Here! she has been a presenter on Loose Women, starred in the Irish TV series Showbands, and has had a prime time ITV documentary, My Fair Kerry. More recently she starred with her husband Mark in Crazy in Love on MTV. Her memoir Too Much, Too Young, was a Sunday Times bestseller.http://www.facebook.com/officialkerrykatonahttp://kerrykatona.biz/https://twitter.com/KerryKatona7
Dan Kavanagh was born in County Sligo in 1946. Having devoted his adolescence to truancy, venery and petty theft, he left home at seventeen and signed on as a deckhand on a Liberian tanker. After jumping ship at Montevideo, he roamed across the Americas taking a variety of jobs: he was a steer-wrestler, a waiter-on-roller-skates at a drive-in eatery in Tucson, and a bouncer in a gay bar in San Francisco. He is currently working in London at jobs he declines to specify, and lives in north Islington.
Francesca Kay grew up in South-east Asia and India and has subsequently lived in Jamaica, the United States and Germany. Her first novel, An Equal Stillness, won the Orange Award for New Writers, and was shortlisted for Best First Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Europe and South Asia Region). She lives with her family in Oxford.
M. M. Kaye
M. M. Kaye (1908-2004) was born in India and spent most of her early childhood and much of her early married life there. Her grandfather, father, brother and husband all served the Raj, and her ties with India remained strong throughout her life. When the country achieved independence her husband joined the British Army and for the next nineteen years she lived in numerous locations around the world, including Kenya, Zanzibar, Egypt, Cyprus and Germany. M. M. Kaye is well known for her highly successful historical novels, The Far Pavilions, Trade Wind and Shadow of the Moon. The Death In . . . series led one American critic to suggest that 'M. M. Kaye outdoes Agatha Christie in palming the ace'. All six titles are available from The Murder Room.
Philip Kazan is an informed historian, a passionate cook and a keen traveller. He brings real gusto and humanity to his writing. He blogs at https://philipkazan.wordpress.com/.
Robert Kee was born in 1919 and read history at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was a bomber pilot in the RAF, and after leaving in 1946, he became a journalist. He worked for Picture Post, the Observer and the Sunday Times, and was a literary editor of the Spectator. He was considered one of the great broadcasters of his generation, appearing for many years on both the BBC and ITV as reporter, interviewer and presenter. He took part in current affairs programmes and in documentaries for the BBC and ITV. More recently he wrote on Britain during the Second World War in 1939: The World We Left Behind and 1945: The World We Fought For; also Trial and Error about the Guildford pub bombings. He was awarded the BAFTA Richard Dimbleby Award in 1976. He died in 2013.
Jonathan combines his audio work with a busy theatre and TV career. He is very proud to have appeared more times (11) at Manchester's prestigious Royal Exchange Theatre than any one else of his age. He has featured in over 500 radio plays for the BBC appearing in everything from Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to Dr Who and is also the evil Owen in The Archers. Much in demand for his voicework, this ranges from playing Sir Christopher Wren in St. Paul's Cathedral to The Angel of Death in the film Hellboy 2, with stops at all points in between. An award-winning reader, Jonathan has recorded over 100 audiobooks.
Britain's most distinguished military historian and senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst for many years, Sir John Keegan is the author of THE FACE OF BATTLE, widely considered a classic of military history. His other books include THE MASK OF COMMAND, THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY, SIX ARMIES IN NORMANDY and THE SECOND WORLD WAR. His book THE HISTORY OF WARFARE sold 60,000 copies in the US and 25,000 in the UK. He is Defence Editor of The Daily Telegraph and was knighted in 2000.
Cathy Kelly is published around the world, with millions of books in print. Cathy is the bestselling author of The Honey Queen, Once in a Lifetime and Between Sisters, and is a No.1 bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Her trademark is warm and witty Irish storytelling about modern life, always with an uplifting message, a sense of community and strong female characters at the heart. She lives with her family and their three dogs in County Wicklow, Ireland. She is also an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV/AIDS.Find out more at www.cathykelly.com or follow her on Twitter @cathykellybooks
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.
Lynne Kelly has been teaching science, mathematics and computing for over 30 years. She holds degrees in engineering, education and computing.Lynne is an ex-science teacher who has written a number of educational textbooks. She has written a novel for Lothian and two popular science books for Allen & Unwin: Skeptic's Guide to the Paranormal and Crocodile.
Hugh Kelsey will always be remembered as one of the all-time great bridge writers and analysts. He was the author of more than 50 outstanding bridge books and was the bridge advisor and editor for the Master Bridge Series from its foundation.
Cathryn Kemp is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written across the spectrum of the British press, both tabloid and broadsheet, and online, and for many magazines. In 2002 she won the Peter Wilson Award for Journalism before running her own, highly successful press agency writing for radio and television. She is the author of PAINKILLER ADDICT, published by Piatkus in 2012, which won the Big Red Read Prize for non-fiction in 2013. This is a personal and lovingly crafted account of her grandmother's life and her legacy.