Eddie Izzard was born in Yemen in 1962, and grew up in Northern Ireland and Wales. He began his comedy career in the late 1980s, and has been recognised as one of the greatest comedians of all time. He is also a very successful actor, appearing in films and TV shows both here and in the US.
Sheena Iyengar is a profess at Columbia University, New York, whose work has been drawn on by, among others, Malcolm Gladwell.
Sarah Ivens is the Editor of OK! Magazine in New York. She has also written for Marie Claire, Tatler, Woman's Journal, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, News of the World and GQ. She is the author of Forest Therapy and the bestselling Modern Girl's Guide to Getting Hitched.
DARRELL ISSA is a Republican Congressman for California. He lives in Vista, California with his wife and son. Learn more at www.watchdogbook.com.
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.
Kristen Iskandrian's work has been published or is forthcoming in Tin House, Zyzzyva, Crazyhorse, EPOCH, and Plougshares, among others. Her story "The Inheritors" was included in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 as a Juror Favorite. She was a juror for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015 along with Tessa Hadley and Michael Parker. Born in Philadelphia, Kristen currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and two daughters.
Ichiei Ishibumi is the Japanese author best known for his High School DxD light novel series.
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.
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'.
Jeremy Isaacs was executive producer of Cold War, a 24-part series broadcast on BBC2.
Stephen M. Irwin
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.
Ian Irvine lives in the mountains of NSW, Australia. He has been writing epic fantasy novels for over a decade and is the author of classic series the View from the Mirror, the Well of Echoes, the Song of the Tears and the Tainted Realm. His latest novels, The Summon Stone and The Fatal Gate, are a return to the fan-favourite world of the View from the Mirror.
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.
Dr Chris Irons is a clinical psychologist, researcher, author and trainer. He is co-director of Balanced Minds (www.balancedminds.com), a London-based organisation providing compassion focused psychological interventions for individuals and organisations. He is the author of a number of books, including The Compassionate Mind Workbook.
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.
Larissa Ione lives a nomadic lifestyle with her US Coast Guard husband and son. She is also the author of the Demonica series.
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'.
Naoki Inaba is one of the world's most prolific and creative inventors of logic puzzles. Naoki has created many hundreds of new types of Japanese-style logic puzzles, many of which have achieved worldwide popularity.
Writer and artist ILYA draws on more than thirty years of professional experience - as an internationally published comics creator and author, but also as an educator. Since 1990 he has designed and delivered workshops on the art of drawing for schools, colleges, galleries, museums, libraries, youth groups and prisons, across the UK as well as abroad. His Manga Drawing Kit (2005) was an international bestseller, resulting in co-editions in French, German, Spanish and more. How to Draw Comics is a new title for 2016. Other book titles by ILYA include the award-winning graphic novel series, The End of the Century Club, Manga Shakespeare's King Lear, and Room for Love; as compiling editor: The Mammoth Books of Skulls, The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics and three volumes of The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga, also Colour Me Bad. 2017 sees the debut of the all-ages sci-fi action adventure, Kid Savage, produced in collaboration with a co-creator of Ben10, Deadpool/Spider-man wrangler Joe Kelly.
Shiro Ihara is the manga artist behind Alice on DEADlines, the action-packed comedy filled with lusty, busty babes!