Alfred Bakker, until his recent retirement, was a journalist specializing in monetary and financial affairs with Het Financieele Dagblad--the Financial Times of Holland--serving as deputy editor, editor in chief, and CEO. In addition to his writing and editing duties he helped develop the company from a newspaper publisher to a multimedia company, developing several websites, a business news radio channel, and a quarterly business magazine, FD Outlook, and was responsible for the establishment of FD Intelligence.
R. Scott Bakker
R. Scott Bakker is a student of literature, history, philosophy and ancient languages. He divides his time between writing philosophy and fantasy, though he often has difficulty distinguishing between them. He lives in London, Ontario.
Sarah E. Ball
Sarah E. Ball is a blogger, speaker, and mom of five beautiful children who uses her platform to minster to people suffering from crippling anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and depression
Lisa Ballantyne is the author of the Edgar Award-nominated The Guilty One which was translated into nearly thirty languages. Her second novel, Redemption Road, was a USA Today Bestseller. Originally from Armadale, in Scotland, she now lives in Glasgow.
Mary Balogh is a New York Times bestselling author. A former teacher, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada. Visit her at www.marybalogh.com
Alan Bamberger is a San Fransisco-based, self-taught art appraiser and former rare book dealer specialising in fine and decorative arts books, who consults with artists and collectors from all over the world through his much-loved website at artbusiness.com, which has been online since 1998. The site gets 5-6,000 unique visits a day from artists, collectors, wanna-be collectors and the art-curious who can peruse hundreds of pages of his original articles about the art business. With his broad range of art and art business knowledge, and his privileged position as a respected writer and interviewer in the art community, he can give a perspective to art collectors and artists that very few in the art world can. Since the beginning, his site has been financially supported by hundreds of collectors, galleries and art sites through donations. He has two other publications: Buy Art Smart and Art For All.artbusiness.com
Josiah Bancroft started writing novels when he was twelve and by the time he finished his first, he was an addict. Eventually, the writing of Senlin Ascends began, a fantasy adventure not so unlike the stories that got him addicted to words in the first place. He wanted to do for others what his favourite writers had done for him: namely to pick them up and carry them to a wonderful and perilous world that is spinning very fast. If he's done that with this book, then he's happy.Josiah lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Sharon and their two rabbits, Mabel and Chaplin.More examples of his work, including updates on upcoming instalments in the Books of Babel series, can be found at www.thebooksofbabel.com.
Paul Banfield is a qualified Independent Financial Adviser who has worked in the financial services industry for 20 years and runs his own company. He is consulted regularly as an expert by organizations such as Cahoot and National Savings. His articles are published in the major national newspapers and he frequently appears on live broadcasts for the BBC, Sky and Channel 4, giving personal financial advice on The Richard & Judy Show and Tonight with Trevor Macdonald, as well as providing technical advice to Dispatches and Panorama.
Molly Bang has written and illustrated books for children for over twenty-five years, and is the recipient of three Caldecott Honors
Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in June 2013.
Iain M. Banks
Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels.
Tony Banks was a founding member of Genesis.
Dan Barber is the Chef of Blue Hill, a restaurant in Manhattan's West Village, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located within the nonprofit farm and education center, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. His opinions on food and agricultural policy have appeared in the New York Times, along with many other publications. Barber has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the country's Outstanding Chef (2009).
Paul Barber is an actor, best known for playing Denzil in 'Only Fools and Horses' and Horse in 'The Full Monty'. Other film roles include 'Porridge', 'The Long Good Friday', 'The 51st State and most recently 'Dead Man's Cards'.
Dr Alan Barclay is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist and has a PhD on the association between glycemic index and glycemic load and the risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases. He is currently the Chief Scientific Officer at Glycemic Index Foundation. Prior to that he worked at Diabetes Australia, most recently as Head of research. In addition, he has maintained a private practice for nearly twenty years. Alan is an official Media Spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia and has appeared frequently in local newspapers, magazines, radio and television news. His articles have been published widely in scientific journals and he is co-author of The Low GI Diet Diabetes & Pre-diabetes Handbook and The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners.
Professor Jeno Barcsay taught applied anatomy at the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts. He died in 1988.
DAVE BARDIN is an illustrator by day and, well, night too. When he's not drawing in his Stronghold of Seclusion he patrols the streets, protecting the innocent and vanquishing evil. Strangely, the source of his powers is also his one weakness--MASHED POTATOES!
RJ Barker lives in Leeds with his wife, son and a collection of questionable taxidermy, odd art, scary music and more books than they have room for. He grew up reading whatever he could get his hands on, and has always been 'that one with the book in his pocket'. Having played in a rock band before deciding he was a rubbish musician, RJ returned to his first love, fiction, to find he is rather better at that. As well as his debut epic fantasy series, the Wounded Kingdom trilogy (Age of Assassins, Blood of Assassins and King of Assassins) RJ has written short stories and historical scripts which have been performed across the country. He has the sort of flowing locks any cavalier would be proud of.
Bob Barker is best known as the epitome of game show hosts, having recently retired after 50 years on television, and 35 years of hosting The Price Is Right - the longest running game show in TV history
Juliet Barker is both a distinguished biographer and a medievalist and scholar.