Umberto Eco is Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna and one of the world's most famous -- and admired -- writers. His is the author of the novels In the Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, Baudolino and The Island of the Day Before.
Umberto Eco's first novel, The Name of the Rose (1982), was a huge bestseller which brought him worldwide acclaim. With his subsequent works of fiction, philosophy, literary criticism and semiotics, he has been recognised as one of Europe's finest thinkers. He is currently President of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Humanistici and the University of Bologna.
Martyn Ellis is a renowned specialist in language teaching and learning.
Harlan Ellison is a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer and editor. He wrote the script for the hugely popular Star Trek episode, The City on the Edge of Forever, the Nebula Award-winning novella, A Boy and his Dog, and many acclaimed stories including 'Shatterday' and 'I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream'. His groundbreaking anthology Dangerous Visions was instrumental in defining the New Wave movement. Harlan Ellison lives in Los Angeles.
Sally Emerson has written and worked for various publications, including the Sunday Times and Washington Post. NEW LIFE is the third of Sally's Emerson's remarkable anthologies for the great challenges in life, following on from IN LOVING MEMORY and BE MINE
N. J. Enfield is a professor and the chair of linguistics at the University of Sydney, and a research associate in the Language and Cognition Group at the Max Planck Institute. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
Faith Evans is a musical icon in her own right, dropping hit records such as Faith (1995), Keep the Faith (1998), Faithfully (2001), and The First Lady (2005).
Harold Evans was editor of the Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981, and became responsible for its crusading style of investigative reporting, he has lived in the USA since 1984.
Rupert Everett has acted in films including My Best Friend's Wedding, The Madness of King George and Shakespeare in Love.
Mark Oliver Everett
Mark Oliver Everett, lead singer with Eels, is one of the finest singer songwriters of his generation. This is his first book.
Tim Ewbank writes regularly on show business for Now magazine, as well as for national newspapers like the Daily Express and Mail on Sunday. He is the author of a number of successful show business biographies, including ones on Rod Steward, Tom Jones and Roy Keane.
Maggie Eyre is a communications consultant and media trainer, specializing in public relations, corporate training and presentation skills. She has trained many senior business executives, media personalities and public figures, most notably New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark, who has written the Preface. Originally from New Zealand, she is now based in London where she runs coaching workshops and one-to-one seminars.