Emma Walton Hamilton
Emma Walton Hamilton is a bestselling children's book author, editor, arts educator, and theater professional, and author of Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment. Together with her mother, Julie Andrews, she has coauthored many books for young readers, including the New York Times bestselling Very Fairy Princess series, the Dumpy the Dump Truck series, Simeon's Gift, The Great American Mousical, and the New York Times bestselling Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, a book for families to treasure and share.
Adrian Weale was educated at York University and the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He has served with military intelligence across the world. As a writer he has written eight works of non-fiction and he writes and reviews regularly for a range of national newspapers.
Sara Wheeler's books include the international bestseller Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, Chile: Travels in a Thin Country,Evia: An Island Apart and The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle, which was chosen as Book of the Year by Will Self, Michael Palin, A. N. Wilson and others. She has published two biographies of travellers: Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and Too Close to the Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton, and was immensely relieved to write about women at last in O My America! She lives in London.
Michael White is a former science writer for GQ magazine. In a previous incarnation he was a member of the Thompson Twins pop group, before becoming a full-time writer in 1991.
Edward O. Wilson
Born in Alabama in 1929, Edward O. Wilson has taught at Harvard since 1955 where he is currently Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Michael Wolff has received numerous awards for his work, including two National Magazine Awards. He has been a regular columnist for Vanity Fair, New York, the Hollywood Reporter, British GQ, USA Today and the Guardian. He is the author of seven books, including the international phenomenon Fire and Fury, the bestselling Burn Rate and The Man Who Owns the News. He lives in Manhattan and has four children.
James Woodall has written on music, theatre and literature for over twenty years. His first book was about flamenco. After a biography of Jorge Luis Borges, THE MAN IN THE MIRROR OF THE BOOK, he went to live in Berlin. A 'double biography' of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was published in Germany in 1997, and translated into over a dozen other languages. In Berlin James taught and lectured, and travelled widely as an arts writer, contributing to the FINANCIAL TIMES, THE ECONOMIST and many other publications.
From his birth in 1916 until he ran away to London, William Woodruff lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community. He eventually went to Oxford University and lived in Florida for over forty years. He died in 2008.
Robert Wright has written extensively for THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, THE NEW YORKER and TIME magazine, and currently works as a senior editor at THE NEW REPUBLIC.