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Denis MacShane

Denis MacShane has been a Labour MP since 1994. He was deputy foreign secretary and Minister for Europe under Tony Blair. After graduating from Oxford he worked for the BBC and was the youngest ever president of the National Union of Journalists. He completed a PhD at London University and in the 1980s worked as an international trade union official which led to being arrested in Poland and South Africa as he worked with independent trade unions against communism and apartheid. He has written biographies of Francois Mitterrand and Edward Heath as well as a number of books and pamphlets on European and global politics. He writes regularly for British, American and continental European newspapers. He is currently a UK delegate to the Council of Europe and represents the Labour Party at the Party of European Socialists. In 2005-2006 he set up and chaired the All-Party Commission of Inquiry into Antisemitism.
Sarah Maine

Sarah Maine was born in England but grew up partly in Canada before returning to England for university. She studied archaeology and for many years worked in the profession but is now a freelance writer and researcher. Sarah's debut novel The House Between Tides (previously Bhalla Strand 2014) was re-published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2018. Beyond the Wild River (2017) is her second novel and Women of the Dunes will be published in 2018.
Alyssa Mastromonaco

Alyssa Mastromonaco served as assistant to the president and director of scheduling and advance at the White House from 2009 to 2011 and as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for operations at the White House from 2011 to 2014. She currently works as chief communication and talent officer at A+E Networks and is a contributing editor at Marie Claire.
Arthur Mathews

Arthur Mathews attended the College of Marketing and Design before (eventually) joining the Hot Press Art Department in 1985.After a spell in The Joshua Trio, he began writing for television along with fellow Hot Presser Graham Linehan.Among the shows he has created and/or written are Paris, Toast Of London, Father Ted, Hippies, Big Train, The All New Alexei Sayle Show, Brass Eye, Harry Enfield And Chums, The Fast Show, Black Books, Val Falvey TD and the film Wide Open Spaces.He has written a 'bogus memoir', Well Remembered Days (John Peel's favourite book of all time!), as well as The Craggy Island Parish Newsletters, Father Ted - The Complete Scripts (with Graham Linehan), The Book Of Poor Ould Fellas (with Declan Lynch), Angry Baby, and Toast On Toast.As a cartoonist he contributed 'Charles J. Haughey's Believe It or Not' to Hot Press, 'Doctor Crawshaft's World Of Pop' to the New Musical Express and 'The Chairman' to the Observer Sport Monthly.In the theatre, he created and co-wrote the long running musical I, Keano.On radio he has created and written The Golden Age and Men About The House for BBC Radio 4 and Luneen Live (co-written with Paul Woodfull) for RTÉ.He regards his annual Border Fascist contribution to Hot Press as one of his finest achievements.
Richard Morris

Richard Morris is emeritus professor of archaeology at the University of Huddersfield. He began his career working on excavations under York Minster in 1971. Since then he has worked as a university teacher, as director of the Council for British Archaeology, as director of the Leeds Institute for Medieval Studies, and as a writer and composer. His book Churches in the Landscape (1989) is widely regarded as a pioneering classic. Time's Anvil: England, Archaeology and the Imagination was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and shortlisted for the Current Archaeology Book of the Year Award. He is completing a new biography of the aeronautical engineer Barnes Wallis, and working on a social history of interwar England from the air.
Dambisa Moyo

Dr Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs.She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa, How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly - And the Stark Choices Ahead and Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World.Moyo was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and was named to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Forum. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.She completed a doctorate in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University. She completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington DC.
David Murphy

As RTE's business correspondent, David Murphy has been in the front line of the banking crisis daily. The 2008 winner of Business Broadcast Journalist of the year, he is a former deputy business editor of the Irish Independent.
David Murphy

As RTE's business correspondent, David Murphy has been in the front line of the banking crisis daily. The 2008 winner of Business Broadcast Journalist of the year, he is a former deputy business editor of the Irish Independent.
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