Koushun Takami was born in 1969 and is best-known as the author of the novel Battle Royale, originally published in Japanese, and later translated into English by Yuji Oniki.
After graduating from Osaka University with a degree in literature, he dropped out of Nihon University's liberal arts correspondence course program. From 1991 to 1996, he worked for the news company Shikoku Shimbun, reporting on various fields including politics, police reports and economics.
Battle Royale was completed after Takami left the news company, and was rejected in the final round of the literary competition for which it was intended, owing to its controversial content. It become a bestseller when finally released in 1999, and a year later, was made into a manga and a feature film.
Dr Kazuo Tamayama is secretary of the Japan-British Society, is actively involved in the reconciliation of the Japanese and British peoples, and was awarded an honorary MBE in 1998.
John Nunneley fought the Japanese in Burma, and was wounded in 1944. He is chairman of the Burma Campaign Fellowship Group, which exists to promote British-Japanese friendship.
Sophie Tanner, 38, grew up in the beautiful countryside of Dorset then studied English and Theatre in London. In her twenties she developed a career in digital marketing and also explored the world, mainly Africa and Central America. By the time she turned thirty she was firmly settled in Brighton, attracted to its relaxed and open-minded spirit. She now lives with her bumptious Labrador in a little flat next to the beach, working as a freelance writer and PR. Sophie loves being outdoors, surrounded by nature, she's also eternally curious about human behaviour and has a strong interest in literature, music, film and theatre. Her first novel is a cheeky, light-heartedly subversive tale about a woman who decides to marry herself. In a case of life imitating art, Sophie married herself in a performance at Brighton Fringe festival during May 2015. The ceremony was well-received and aimed to encourage a cultural mind shift; empowering other people to accept and celebrate themselves.
Judith Tarr is an American SF author.
Abigail Tarttelin's first novel, FLICK, was heralded as a slow-burn cult classic by GQ magazine. She is still only in her mid twenties but is the Books Editor for PHOENIX fashion magazine, blogs for the HUFFINGTON POST and acts in films including the French/English festival favourite TAXI RIDER. And in 2013 she was selected by the EVENING STANDARD as one of London's hottest 25 Under 25 in their Power 1000. She lives in London and is currently working on her third novel. Connect with her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/abigailsbrain at her website www.abigailtarttelin.com or on Instagram www.instagram.com/civilizedanimal
Daniel Tatarsky is a veteran of the Subbuteo World Cup and author of Flick to Click, an illustrated history of Subbuteo. He was also editor for the Eagle Annual of the 1950s.
Barbara Tate was born in Southall in 1927. After she left her Soho life, Barbara went on to marry, raise a family and become a successful painter.
A fellow of the Royal Society of Artists and the Society of Botanical Artists, Barbara was a long-time president of the Society of Women Artists and lifetime honorary president. Accolades for her paintings include gold and silver medals from the Paris Salon, the Grand Prix de la Cote d'Azur and an honorary professorship from Thames University. Barbara died in 2009.
Robin Taylor Daugherty
Robin Taylor Daugherty wove her first basket as a Brownie scout and has avidly pursued the history and craft of basket-making for over fifteen years.
Andy Taylor was born in Newcastle and joined Duran Duran after answering an advert in Melody Maker. The band has sold over 100 million records. He has also worked with Rod Stewart and Belinda Carlisle. He left the re-formed band in October 2006.
C.A. Taylor has worked behind the scenes in the TV industry for over a decade and started writing about it for HBO's Making of Game of Thrones in 2010.
Neil Taylor worked for the NME during the mid-1980s and has more recently worked in publishing. He is a dedicated regionalist and now lives in Winchester.
Cally Taylor lives in Bristol with her boyfriend and their ridiculously large DVD/book/music collection. She shares her 'study' with the washing machine and ironing board and writes her novels in any spare moments she can squeeze in between the day job and her social network addiction . She started writing fiction in 2005 and her short stories have won several awards and been published by a variety of women's magazines. Her debut novel Heaven Can Wait has been translated in 13 languages and was voted 'Debut Novel of the Year' by chicklitreviews.com and chicklitclub.com. Home for Christmas is her second novel.
Zachary Taylor studied both engineering and music, and first became interested in woodworking as a way of making stringed instruments. His books include Scroll Saw Workshop Bench Reference and Router Workshop Bench Reference.
Roberta Taylor is one of Britain's most respected actresses. A member of the Glasgow Citizens' Company, Roberta has worked for years in theatre. In 1997 she became a household name when she played Irene Raymond in the BBC soap EastEnders. She now stars in ITV's The Bill. She lives in London.
Geoff Taylor was born in Lancaster, England in 1946. He studied Graphic Design at Chesterfield College of Art. After five years or so of working in advertising agencies in Nottingham, Geoff turned to illustrating book covers for most of the top fantasy writers of our time, both adult and children's fiction. Geoff was one of the illustrators for the legendary Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of "The War of the Worlds" album. Since 1994 he has added to some of the rich imagery of "Games Workshop" and the Black Library. Perhaps his true passions are best reflected in his wildlife paintings, especially wolves. He now lives in Cumbria with his wife. Find out more from his website www.geofftaylor.btinternet.co.uk.
Anthony Telford is the author The Kitchen Hand. He has been a regular guest on Australian commercial TV and radio. He was the host of RRR's Chewing the Phat, a regular contributor to the Herald Sun's food pages, and the on screen chef for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He is currently presenter on Channel 10's "9AM with Dave & Kim" and Ready Steady Cook. Anthony is a trained chef and at the age of 21 was the executive chef at Rydges hotel in Melbourne. He is the father of seven children and he lives in Byron Bay.
William Tenn (1920-2010) was the pseudonym of Philip Klass. Although he was born in London, he spent most of his life in America, teaching writing and SF at Pennsylvania State College from 1966. He began writing after serving in the Second World War and published his first story, 'Alexander the Bait' in Astounding Science Fiction in 1946. Stories like 'Down Among the Dead Men', 'The Liberation of Earth' and 'The Custodian' quickly established him as a fine, funny and thoughtful satirist. In 1999 William Tenn was selected the Science Fiction Writers of America's Author Emeritus.
Sheri S. Tepper
Sheri S. Tepper (1929 - 2016)Sheri S. Tepper was the author of several resoundingly acclaimed novels, including THE MARGARETS and GIBBON'S DECLINE AND FALL both shortlisted for the ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD, A PLAGUE OF ANGELS, SIDESHOW and BEAUTY, which was voted BEST FANTASY NOVEL OF THE YEAR by readers of LOCUS. She is one of the few writers to have titles in both the SF and Fantasy Masterworks lists. She died in 2016.