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.
DAVID DALEY is of Jamaican parentage and grew up in Coventry, West Midlands working in the family catering business (Gwen's Catering with his mother Gwendolyn, father Lyndon, and his siblings). David passion's for Caribbean food and culture has been inspired by his parents' cooking and frequent visits to the Caribbean to see family and friends. David is the proprietor of Roti Kitchen, Caribbean caterers specializing in events and outside catering (www.rotikitchen.com and www.facebook.com/rotikitchen).
Gwen was born in Mandeville, Jamaica and was first noticed for her culinary excellence at the aged of 12 when she won a baking competition at her local school. This earned her a scholarship (specialising in cookery) for a college in Montego Bay.Gwen moved to the UK in the early 1960's and settled in the West Midlands. With the help of her family Gwen ran her own Caribbean catering company for over 40 years. Gwen is now retired, but continues to run a cookery club for adults and children in her local community.
Graham Davey is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex. His research interests extend across mental health problems generally, and anxiety and worry specifically. He is a former president of the British Psychological Society and is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Experimental Psychopathology which publishes cutting-edge research on anxiety and anxiety-related problems.
Anthony David is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the IoPPN and a consultant psychiatrist. He set up and heads the Depersonalisation Disorders Clinic at the Maudsley Hospital, London.
WILLIAM DAVIES is a consultant psychologist and Academic Director of APT, The Association for Psychological Therapies, an organisation that has trained over 100,000 mental health professionals in the UK. He has extensive experience of working with irritability, anger, aggression and violence.
MICK DAWSON is one of the most experienced and successful ocean rowers in the world. To date, he has spent over 440 days at sea in rowing boats, covering a distance of over 18,000 nautical miles. He is a former Royal Marines commando, who saw active service both in the Falklands War and the Middle East. His lifelong passion for the ocean continued after his time in the Royal Marines when he went on to become a professional sailor and ultimately record-breaking ocean rower. He is currently working with veterans on maritime projects to assist with their recovery from PTSD and combat injuries.
Simon Dawson lives off-grid on a self-sufficient smallholding on Exmoor with his wife, 2 Great Danes and 187 assorted farm animals. He is the author of 3 books, The Self Sufficiency Bible, Pigs in Clover and The Sty's the Limit, and has contributed literally hundreds of articles to newspapers and magazines. When not out on the farm or writing, he teaches how to be self sufficient in today's busy world, with courses and workshops on butchery, curing, bread and butter making and animal husbandry. He is also an after dinner speaker and radio presenter.
Jennifer Day is coach and counsellor with more than twenty-five years of experience, having worked in the field of emotional intelligence since its inception. Originally a choreographer and professional dance teacher, she spent nine years studying alternative approaches to the mastering of emotions and stress on both sides of the Atlantic. The resulting Applied Emotional Mastery® (a practical methodology for managing stress in parents and children and building emotional and social intelligence) has been the subject of studies internationally and has been coached and taught to thousands of individuals, executives, physicians, students, teachers and parents in the US and the UK. She is the best-selling author of Creative Visualization with Children: A Practical Guide, and Children Believe Everything You Say, as well as other books.
Kris Dhillon writes with the authority of an accomplished Indian restaurateur. With many years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers she is still flattered by the popularity of her recipes and by the volume of interest and debate they continue to provoke.Her book, The Curry Secret, is widely acknowledged as the Holy Grail of curry cook books.
Gabriela Domicelj and Derek Young became homeshare hosts accidentally. After living in their 9-acre property in the Blue Mountains, Australia, for two years, they moved to Singapore for work. They were reluctant to sell the property, so they asked friends to manage short-term rentals with the view to covering the property's costs. After a couple of years, they saw an opportunity to formalise the business and to drive both excellence and profit. Today, they are passionate supporters of the sharing economy, the growing Airbnb industry and delivering the 'perfect' guest experience.
Born in London, Paul Donnelley has worked as a journalist, author and television researcher. Presently he is a feature writer for Punch and the News of the World magazine, and news sub-editor on the Daily Telegraph. He currently lives in Essex.
Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an award-winning writer, living in Canada with her family. Her novels are Room, The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask, Slammerkin, Hood and Stir-fry; short-story collections Astray, Three and a Half Deaths (UK ebook), Touchy Subjects, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, and Kissing the Witch; and literary history including Inseparable, We Are Michael Field, and Passions Between Women as well as two anthologies that span the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Frog Music, her new novel, comes out in Spring 2014.
Gardner Dozois edited Asimov's Science Fictionmagazine for twenty years. He has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor fifteen times and has also received numerous Nebula Awards. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In the early 1970s Jim Driver began promoting punk and new wave gigs in Britain. Since then he has written mainly for Time Out, The Independent, ES, Crime Time and Country Music International. In 1994 Jim founded the independent publishing house, The Do-Not Press.
David Ewing Duncan
David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author of nine books published in twenty-one languages. His next book is Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human-Robot Futures (Dutton-Penguin). David is Curator of Arc Fusion, which convenes top doers and thinkers around critical life science topics to discuss and find solutions, and a recent Health Strategist-in-Residence for IDEO. He is a columnist for the Daily Beast and the chief correspondent for NPR Talk's Biotech Nation. David writes for The New York Times, Atlantic, Fortune, Wired, National Geographic, Discover, MIT Technology Review, Life, Outside and many others. He is a former commentator for NPR's Morning Edition and a special correspondent and producer for ABC's Nightline and 20/20, a former producer for Discovery Channel, and a correspondent for NOVA's ScienceNow! His latest book is When I'm 164: The new science of radical life extension, and what happens if it succeeds (Ted books). He also wrote Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World (Wiley). He is the founding director of the Center of Life Science Policy at UC Berkeley, and is on the faculty at Singularity University. David is finishing his first novel, a biomedical thriller. David's work has won numerous awards, including Magazine Story of the Year from AAAS, and has been nominated twice for a National Magazine Award. He serves on a select committee of the National Academies of Sciences on science communications. David lives in San Francisco and is a member of the SF Writer's Grotto.Website: www.davidewingduncan.com
Elonka Dunin is an award-winning cryptographer and game developer, who broke the PhreakNIC Code and is the internationally recognized expert on the ciphers of the CIA's Kryptos sculpture. She is a founding member of the International Game Developers Association's Online Games Group.
Dr. Carol S. Dweck is widely regarded as one of the world's leading researchers in the fields of personality, social psychology and developmental psychology. She has been the William B. Ransford Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and is now the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her scholarly bookSelf-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Developmentwas named Book of the Year by the World Education Fellowship. Her work has been featured in such publications asThe New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, andThe Boston Globe, and she has appeared onTodayand 20/20. She lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California.