Scott Ian is cofounder, guitarist, and chief lyricist of Anthrax and Stormtroopers of Death. He is also the author of the memoir I'm the Man. He is a Yankees fan and lives with his wife and son outside Los Angeles.
Armando Iannucci co-wrote THE DAY TODAY and the various Alan Partridge programmes for BBC including the BAFTA award-winning last series. He hosts his own show - SATURDAY NIGHT ARMISTICE and also writes a regular column in the GUARDIAN.
Patience Ibrahim lives with her daughter Gift in Maiduguri, in northern Nigeria.
Shiro Ihara is the manga artist behind Alice on DEADlines, the action-packed comedy filled with lusty, busty babes!
Ed Hillyer - also known as ILYA - is a British writer and artist. His books include the award-winning graphic novel series The End of the Century Club, an entry in noir anthology It's Dark in London, a daring adaptation of King Lear (2009, Manga Shakespeare series) and, most recently, the graphic novel Room for Love (2013), for SelfMade Hero. Illustration clients include the BBC, the Royal Academy of Arts, andThe Times and Guardian newspapers.Hillyer has edited three volumes of The Mammoth Book of BEST NEW MANGA (2006, 2007, 2008), curating a host of international talent. He also designs and tutors workshops and courses on the art of comics and manga for colleges, galleries, libraries, schools and prisons, across the UK as well as abroad.The Clay Dreaming (2010), his debut prose novel, was selected as one of Waterstones's New Voices for 2010. Hillyer has also visited Indonesia with the British Council and been a guest of the Sharjah International Book Fair.
Robin Ince is an award winning comedian and writer. He won the Time Out Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy for his show The Book Club which was also nominated for a British Comedy Award and hailed by The Observer as 'the outstanding literary event of the Edinburgh Festival'.
Junya Inoue is the manga artist behind a number of horror series for young men, including survival drama "BTOOOM!" and horror mysteries "Otogi Matsuri" and "Youkai Hunter: Yami no Kyakujin."
Naomichi Io is the artist behind the manga adaptation of the hit light novel series My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected.
Larissa Ione lives a nomadic lifestyle with her US Coast Guard husband and son. She is also the author of the Demonica series.
Harris Irfan is Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at European Islamic Investment Bank plc. He is also the founder of Islamic finance advisory firm Cordoba Capital, an EIIB group company. He is a front office investment banker with 20 years experience in London and the Middle East, including 11 years at Deutsche Bank where he co-founded the world leading Islamic finance team, and most recently at Barclays where he was global head of Islamic finance across the group. Harris has been an official spokesman on the subject of Islamic finance for the institutions he has represented, and regularly speaks with the BBC, Sky News, CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters and the Financial Times. He has competed in motor racing and has 35 podium finishes and championship wins at national level in karting, touring cars and GTs. He is a former race school instructor at Yas Marina F1 Circuit and the Dubai Autodrome and was a freelance motorsports writer for the Middle East editions of CAR and evo magazines, as well as Crank & Piston. He is married with three children and lives in Surrey.
Chris Irons is a Clinical Psychologist working for the NHS in London, UK. In his clinical work, he uses Compassion Focused Therapy with people suffering from a variety of mental health problems, including depression, PTSD, OCD, social anxiety, bipolar affective disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. He also has an interest in working with relationship difficulties and with issues of shame and self-criticism. Chris is a board member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation, an accredited trainer and supervisor of Compassion Focused Therapy, and regularly presents to academic, professional and lay audiences on CFT and more broadly, the science of compassion.
Claire Irvin is one of the UK's most successful magazine editors. She has previously been editor at large of Grazia, acting editor of Company, and has worked at Red, InStyle and teen magazines Sugar and ElleGirl. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of SHE magazine. Claire lives with her husband and daughter in Hertfordshire.
Ian Irvine has worked in many countries in the Asia-Pacific region. An expert in marine pollution, he has developed some of Australia's national environmental guidelines. Ian is married and lives in the mountains of northern New South Wales.
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Stephen Irwin is a young Australian writer, living in Brisbane. The Darkening is his debut and Hachette Australia are publishing under the title The Dead Path this summer.
Jeremy Isaacs was executive producer of Cold War, a 24-part series broadcast on BBC2.
David C Isby is a Washington-based attorney/defence analyst who contributed to The Times History of War and writes regularly for Jane's Defence Intelligence Review and many other professional military publications. He is accused by the KGB as a 'CIA stooge with whom accounts will be settled'.
Elliott Isenberg spent seven years, from 1966, living and travelling in Europe, Africa and Asia, and in March 1973, he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, in Vrindavan, India. He obtained a BA at Amherst College and a Masters at the London School of Economics, after which he went on to complete a doctorate in psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His dissertation for the doctorate, completed in 1983, was entitled The Experience of Evil: A Phenomenological Approach. Elliott currently resides in the Mission District of San Francisco where he works in private practice as a transpersonal psychotherapist.
Ichiei Ishibumi is the Japanese author best known for his High School DxD light novel series.
Kana Ishida is the illustrator behind the hugely popular light novel series, The Irregular at Magic High School.
James Islington was born and raised in southern Victoria, Australia. An avid fantasy reader for many years, it was only when he read Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series that he was finally inspired to write something of his own. He now lives with his wife and daughter on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.