Maria Fairweather is author of The Pilgrim Princess: A Life of PrincessVolkonsky (1999): 'Vibrant and passionately human', TLS.Maria Fairweather also wrote The Pilgrim Princess: A Life of Princess Volkonsky.Maria Fairweather is married to the recently retired British ambassador to Italy. This is her first book.
Bruce Feiler is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and twin daughters.
Pamela Ferdinand is an award-winning freelance journalist who has written for the Washington Post, Boston Globe and the Miami Herald.
Tina Fey was the first female head writer of Saturday Night Live and created, writes and stars in 30 Rock. She has received numerous awards for her comedy writing, including the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 5 Emmys, and 5 Writers Guild Awards. She also wrote and appeared in the acclaimed and wildly popular movie Mean Girls.
Ruth First was a journalist and academic and, along with her husband Joe Slovo, strongly active in the anti-apartheid movement. She escaped South Africa in 1964. In 1982 she was working at a university in Mozambique. On the 17th August she opened a letter bomb addressed to her by the South African security police.
Paul Fisher teaches American literature at Wellesley and Harvard and is the author of many articles on 19th-century American literature. This is his first major work of non-fiction.
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Robin Gaby Fisher is a nationally acclaimed news feature writer with The Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey. She has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team.
Grace Foakes was born in Wapping in 1901.
Born in 1914, Winifred Foley grew up in the Forest of Dean. She died in March 2009.
Sir Denis Forman was born in 1917 at Cragielands in Dumfries, and was educated at Loretto and Cambridge. He worked in the arts for many years, culminating in the appointment to Chairman and Managing Director of Granada Television, and then the directorship of the Royal Opera House.
Barbara Fox is the daughter of Gwenda Gofton. She is a freelance journalist and lives in Surrey with her husband and two sons.
Janet Frame (1924-2004) is New Zealand's most famous writer. She was a novelist, poet, essayist and short-story writer. Her autobiography inspired Jane Campion's acclaimed film, 'An Angel at My Table'. She was an honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Literature and won the Commonwealth Literature Prize. In 1983 she was awarded the CBE.
Marilyn French (1929 - 2009) was regarded as one of the greatest living feminist writers. Her controversial and provocative first novel THE WOMEN'S ROOM, published in 1977, sold 20 million copies worldwide and quickly became a classic of the women's movement. Marilyn French was also a literary critic. She died in May 2009.
Nancy French is a columnist for the Philadelphia City Paper, a weekly alternative newspaper, in which she addressed issues like politics, religion and culture with a light, humorous touch. David French is a captain in the United States Army Reserve. In his civilian life, he is a senior counsel of the Alliance Defense Fund and is the director of its Center for Academic Freedom
Lonn Friend was born in 1956, the year Elvis brought rock 'n' roll to the mainstream. He has been around music, as a DJ, writer, reviewer, developer of talent and editor, ever since. He has had a regular spot on MTV's Headbanger's Ball, and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is his first book.
Senator Bill Frist, M.D., served as a senator for 12 years and was the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. He has practiced medicine for twenty years and is a pioneer surgeon in heart and lung transplantation. Dr. Frist now focuses his efforts on relief work around the world.