Sherwin B. Nuland
Sherwin B. Nuland, MD, is the author of nine other books including How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, which spent 34 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times, and Time. Nuland is a clinical professor of surgery at Yale University, where he also teaches bioethics and medical history.
Honey B. is the pseudonym for Mary B. Morrison, NY Times bestselling author of She Ain't the One (co-authored with Carl Weber), Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This, Somebody's Gotta Be on Top, He's Just a Friend, Never Again Once More and Soulmates Dissipate
Linda Babcock is James P Walton Professor of Economics at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Lauren Bacall has been an icon for over six decades and has made over 50 films. Together with Humphrey Bogart she became Hollywood's most celebrated couple on and off screen. She has various lifetime achievement awards, two Tony awards, two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination. She has three children and lives in New York City with her beloved partner Sophie, her dog.
Steven Bach is the author of MARLENE DIETRICH and DAZZLER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOSS HART, and the best-selling memoir FINAL CUT. He was in charge of worldwide production for United Artists and now teaches at Bennington College and Columbia University.
Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl was one of the most celebrated SF debuts of all time, winning both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Following a number of award-winning novels for younger readers, The Water Knife marks his return to adult fiction. He is a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist, and lives in Colorado with his wife and son.
Michael Backes specializes in cannabis science and policy issues at a southern California consultancy, which maintains clients throughout the United States. He previously founded the first evidence-based medical cannabis dispensary. Backes is active with Project CBD, a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive cannabis molecule), the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines, and is a member of the American Herbal Products Association's Cannabis Committee. He lives in Southern California.
David Baddiel co-created three of the most popular comedy programmes in BBC TV history and his stand-up comedy act is always a sell-out nationwide.
HyeKyung Baek is a bestselling manga creator in South Korea well known for her stylish flair and sense of drama. Her skills are ideally suited to bring the lives of the original Gossip Girl cast to life.
Gunjan Bagla is the founder and principal of Amritt Ventures in Los Angeles, which advises major Western companies on doing business in India and China. He received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and his MBA from Southern Illinois University. Bagla speaks frequently on the topic of global sourcing and marketing.
Jane Bailey taught Italian and French in Bristol, where she wrote Promising (shortlisted for the Dillon's Prize) and An Angel in Waiting. Tommy Glover's Sketch of Heaven and Mad Joy are her third and fourth novels.
Darryl Bailey was drawn to meditation at the age of fourteen. He spent the next seventeen years exploring awareness and concentration practices from Christian, Hindu, Sufi, Taoist, Buddhist, and Western psychology sources. He then spent a further nine years apprenticed to mindfulness teacher Ruth Denison, and another six years as a Buddhist meditation monk in the Thai forest tradition, under the guidance of Ajahn Sumedho. In both situations he was asked to begin teaching. Along the way, there was recurring contact with the independent philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti, as well as a significant connection with the Advaita sage Robert Adams.
Chris Bailey, a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, wrote over 216,000 words on the subject of productivity on his blog, alifeofproductivity.com, during a year-long productivity project where he conducted intensive research, as well as dozens of productivity experiments on himself to discover how to become as productive as possible. To date, he has written hundreds of articles on the subject, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, New York magazine, TED, Fast Company and Lifehacker.
Beryl Bainbridge was one of the greatest living novelists. Author of seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and won many literary awards including the Whitbread Prize and the Author of the Year Award at the British Book Awards. She died in July 2010.
Roy Bainton author of Honoured By Strangers, The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena and A Brief History of 1917: Russia's Year of Revolution travelled the world in the Merchant Navy. He has written extensively for radio, TV, magazines and newspapers.
Julia Baird is a journalist, broadcaster and author based in Sydney, Australia. She is a columnist for the International New York Times and host of The Drum on ABC (Australia). Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Guardian, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, Monthly and Harper's Bazaar. She has a PhD in history from the University of Sydney. In 2005, Baird was a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University.
Manjul Bajaj grew up in Lucknow. She studied Economics at Lady Shri Ram College, New Delh. She works as a consultant in the field of rural development and the environment and lives in Gurgaon with her husband and two sons. This is her first novel.
Varsha Baja's two kids were the inspiration for this story. This is her first children's book.Ivan Bates has illustrated numerous children's books
Dawn Baker is a clinical psychologist and trained therapist in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has worked at the Depersonalisation Research Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, developing a psychological model of depersonalization disorder as well as treatment and management strategies. She currently works in private practice in Spain.
A prominent figure in TV and the arts in Britain, Joan Bakewell has been a broadcaster for over forty years, a print journalist for over twenty years, and has published her autobiography, The Centre of the Bed. ALL THE NICE GIRLS was her first novel. She was made a Dame in 2008.