Vladimir Nabokov was born to an aristocratic family in St Petersburg in 1899. He attended Trinity College in Cambridge and emigrated to the United States in 1940. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence for the novels he composed in English. Nabokov died in 1977 in Switzerland.
Rafael Nadal is a 24 year old professional tennis player, currently ranked number 1 in the world and winner of nine grand slam singles titles to date. He is widely considered the greatest player in the world.John Carlin is an award-winning British journalist and author.
Jennifer Nadel qualified as a barrister before becoming an award-winning journalist. She has reported for the BBC, Chanel 4 News and ITN. Pretty Thing is her first novel. She lives in Central London with her three sons, her husband and their dog.
Currently a 2016 Carnegie Medal nominee for Joe All Alone, Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
Tappei Nagatsuki is the author of the light novel series RE:Zero.
Anita Naik is a freelance journalist who has written for magazines including GLAMOUR and RED. She was the agony aunt on JUST 17 and the health columnist on CLOSER magazine. She is currently an editor on the Dove Campaign For Real Beauty website, writing about self-esteem issues for teenage girls and their mothers.
Born in London, Kamala Nair grew up in the United States. She won the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Jacqueline Award for Prose, the Florence Annette Wing Memorial Prize for Lyric Poetry, and the Virginia Wainwright Sonnet Prize. Kamala received an M.Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin in 2005. She currently works for ELLE Decor magazine.
Sajita Nair was a Short Service Commissoin officer in the Indian Army, one of the first few women there. She lives in Vizag and is married to a submariner in the Indian Navy. This is her debut nove.
Ed Mayo and Agnes Nairn
Ed Mayo is a leading campaigner and commentator on social and economic issues and is Chief Executive of Consumer Focus. Ed has written widely, including research on children as consumers, described by Jonathan Freedland in the Guardian as 'a groundbreaking study'. Ed helped to foundthe Fairtrade brand and was the strategist behind the world's most successful anti-poverty campaign, Jubilee 2000. TheGuardian nominated him as one of the top 100 most influential social innovators and he is a World Economics Forum 'Young Global Leader'. Ed is married with threechildren and lives in South East London.Agnes Nairn is an academic researcher, writer, speaker and consultant. She is Professor of Marketing at two of Europe's leading business schools, EM-Lyon Business School in France and RSM Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Agnes's academic research has been published in a wide range of international journals and her policy-related work includes the first study of the links between media exposure,materialism and self-esteem in UK children. She has also written on Barbie torture, how children use David Beckham to understand moral values, covert marketing techniques on the internet and how neuroscience throws new light on how children relate to advertising. She is on the government panel convened by the Department of Children, Schools and Families to assess the impact of the commercial world on children. Agnes is married with two children and lives in Bath.
Miyuki Nakayama is the author of Spirits & Cat Ears.
A former sports journalist, Moti Nandy has written about the lives of sports people ? footballers in particular ? in a series of remarkable novels in Bengali.
Nao Akinari is the artist behind the hit manga series Trinity Seven.
Belleruth Naparstek is a psychotherapist and the creator of the Health Journeys series of guided-imagery audio programs, which are used in more than 1,500 hospitals and clinics, and also by the Oklahoma City disaster services, Columbine High School and the Red Cross among others.
Ryohgo Narita is the author of a number of successful novel series, including the original "Durarara!!" books. His earlier series, "Baccano!" was honored with the Gold Prize at the 9th Dengeki Novel Awards.
Charlotte Nash was born in England and grew up in the sunny Redland Shire of Brisbane. Obsessed with horses and riding, she began stealing her mother's Jilly Cooper novels at the age of thirteen, and has been enthusiastic for romance ever since. Always a little unconventional, Charlotte took a meandering path to writing through careers in engineering and medicine, including stints building rockets and as an industrial accident investigator. Now she writes romantic stories in amazing places, and moonlights as a creative writing PhD student, studying how narratives engage the brain. Charlotte lives in a cosy Brisbane cottage with her husband and son, and a small flock of lovable chooks. THE PARIS WEDDING is her fifth novel to be published by Hachette AustraliaFor the latest news from Charlotte, visit www.charlottenash.net, follow her on Twitter @CharlotteNash79, or join the readers who have become Charlotte's friend on Facebook.
The National Gardens Scheme (NGS)
THE NATIONAL GARDENS SCHEME was founded in 1927. Its Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales. The NGS gives more than ?2.5 million each year to nursing, caring and gardening charities, with more than 80p in every ?1 raised going directly to its beneficiaries.
Nana Natsunishi is the artist behind the second season of Rose Guns Days.
Martina Navratilova is simply the most successful tennis player - male or female - of the modern era. No one has won more tournaments or matches. Her 58 Grand Slam titles -- including 18 singles titles -- is the second highest of all time.
After her escape from slavery, Mende Nazer has been granted asylum in the UK, and works to publicise the plight of modern-day slaves around the world.
Jonathan Neale is the author of two non-fiction books and one novel. He has had ten plays produced in Britain in the last 15 years and has a PhD in social history. He speaks some Nepali and a little Sherpa.