David Daiches, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Royal Society of Edinburgh, grew up in Edinburgh and was educated there, then Oxford. His two-volume Critical History of English Literature accompanies a wealth of literary studies and historical, critical and topographical writing on Scottish subjects.
Davaa was born in Mongolia in 1971 and grew up there. She now lives in Germany and is a filmmaker, most recently of THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL. She made the film and wrote the book with the director, Lisa Reisch.
Marlena de Blasi
Marlena de Blasi is the author of two other bestselling memoirs for Virago. She lives in Orvieto in Umbria, Italy.
Peter de la Billiere
Sir Peter was born in 1934. He lost his father in WW2 and joined the army as a private in 1952, becoming an officer in 1955. In 1956 he joined the SAS. He was made Commander of the British Forces during the first Gulf War and knighted in 1992.
Aude de Tocqueville
Aude de Tocqueville is an award-winning cultural heritage and history author who has written more than 20 books. She lives in France.
After a childhood spent in Moorestown, New Jersey, Camille DeAngelis studied art history and Irish Studies at New York University, the highlight of which was a semester at La Pietra in Florence. After several years of visiting Ireland on vacation - once with her sister Kate, sometimes with friends, but more often solo - she moved to Galway in 2004 to participate in the masters program in writing at the National University of Ireland.Camille thoroughly enjoys writing about all that Ireland has to offer: making 10-pointed K-turns on back country roads, drinking a pint of Bulmers (no Guinness, thank you) at the corner pub, and typing up the day's experiences in B&B rooms with faded floral wallpaper. She is also the co-author of Hanging Out in Ireland, a shoestring guide for college students published in spring 2001. In addition to travel writing, she also writes fiction. Her debut novel is Mary Modern, published by Shaye Areheart Books, a division of Crown/Random House.
Mark Denton is from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, and brings a unique perspective to the photographing of London. Specialising in the panoramic format, he takes his inspiration from British photographers such as Joe Cornish and Colin Prior. Cameras used are principally the Fuji G617 Professional and Mamiya M645.
Robin Derrick has worked as art director for The Face, Italian Elle, Glamour France and Arena magazines. He now juggles his time between his role as creative director at Vogue and his photography commissions.
After getting laid off from her copywriting job, Geraldine DeRuiter hit the road, and began chronicling her travel adventures on her blog, The Everywhereist. Seven years and many, many posts later, the Everywhereist has racked up thousands of fans, millions of page views, and plenty of buzz: it was named one of Time magazine's Top 25 Blogs of the Year, one of Forbes magazine's Top 10 Lifestyle Websites for Women for three consecutive years, The Independent's 50 Best Travel Websites, and The Huffington Post's Top Travel Blogs. Whether it's eating roasted guinea pig in Peru, yelling at locals in Rome, or struggling to decipher the behavior of her fellow passengers ("Why would you use an airplane lavatory without shoes on?"), DeRuiter tackles travel with an equal mix of snark and heart as she hops around the globe with her husband, Rand Fishkin.
Rachel Devlin is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Josie has cycled 280,000 miles across 43 countries, some by accident. The survivor of 5 continents, several wonky knees & a handful of worn-out bottom brackets, she is still firmly fixed in the saddle. WIND IN MY WHEELS was shortlisted for the 1992 Travel Writer of the Year Award.
'Black Diamond' is a pseudonym. She lives in Liberia.
Jenny Diski is the author of eight novels and two memoirs: Skating to Antarctica and Stranger on a Train. She lives in Cambridge.
Angela P. Dodson
ANGELA P. DODSON, currently a contributing editor for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, has served as senior editor for The New York Times and executive editor of Black Issues Book Review. She has written and edited newspaper and magazine articles, feature stories and books and is most proud of her work developing "Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority" by Tom Burrell and a history of reporters covering the Civil Rights Movement. She is married to Michael I. Days, editor of the Philadelphia Daily News.
Joel A. Dombrowski
A native of Buffalo, New York, Joel Dombrowski was introduced to the natural world by his grandfather. Every weekend, he and his five siblings, his mother, and his grandparents would pile into a car and explore the parks, beaches, and monuments of Western New York and Southern Ontario. These trips fostered a curiosity for the region that he could never quite shake.After receiving a degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University, Joel worked in TV news while performing stand-up comedy on weekends and evenings. After realizing that his true love is storytelling and history, he is now the CFO (Chief Fun Officer) of his own tour company, entertaining visitors to Niagara Falls and Buffalo.In addition to writing, Joel fishes, hunts, and hypnotizes squirrels (you'll need to take his tour to find out how). He lives Clarence Center, New York, with his wife and four children.
Ben Donald lives in West London with his wife and two children. He works for the BBC. He does not advocate public nudity other than in exceptional circumstances.
As a literary agent over the past 14 years, James Donovan has sold several bestselling nonfiction titles; previous to that he was a bookstore chain buyer and a trade book editor.
Taylor Downing was educated at Cambridge University and is the author of The Cold War, Breakdown (about shell-shock in WWI) , and Churchill's War Lab. His books are 'vivid and fast-paced' (Financial Times).
Philip Dray is a historian who has written or coauthored seven books on American history and culture, including At the Hands of Persons Unknown, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize and the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Dray lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Daphne Du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novel Rebecca that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of her day. In 1932, du Maurier married Major Frederick Browning, with whom she had three children.Many of du Maurier's bestselling novels and short stories were adapted into award-winning films, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now. In 1969 du Maurier was awarded a DBE. She lived most of her life in Cornwall, the setting for many of her books.