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Suzanne Fagence Cooper

Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper is an art historian focusing on 19th and 20th Century British art. She was a curator and Research Fellow at the V&A Museum for 12 years and is currently Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of York where she is curating a major exhibition on John Ruskin and JMW Turner. She has worked as a consultant for a number of TV and film projects including 'Simon Schama's History of Britain'. In 2012 she was historical consultant to Ralph Fiennes, director of 'The Invisible Woman', for a film about Charles Dickens.
Zoe Fairbairns

Zoe Fairbairns' short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and are published in her collection How Do You Pronounce Nulliparous? Her work has appeared in anthologies including The Seven Deadly Sins, in magazines including The Yellow Room and online. She teaches short story writing and other creative writing courses at the City Lit in London.
Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month, co-founder of the literary journal 101 Word Story, co-founder of the Flash Fiction Collective, and the author of Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Prompts to Boost Your Creative Mojo (Chronicle Books).
Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and twin daughters.
Pamela Ferdinand

Pamela Ferdinand is an award-winning freelance journalist who has written for the Washington Post, Boston Globe and the Miami Herald.
Paul Ferris

Paul Ferris was born in Swansea in 1929. He is the author of an acclaimed biography of Caitlin Thomas and the editor of The Collected Letters of Dylan Thomas (Dent).
Tina Fey

Tina Fey was the first female head writer of Saturday Night Live and created, writes and stars in 30 Rock. She has received numerous awards for her comedy writing, including the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 5 Emmys, and 5 Writers Guild Awards. She also wrote and appeared in the acclaimed and wildly popular movie Mean Girls.
Fergus Finlay

Fergus Finlay broadcasts regularly on radio and television, with a weekly radio column on RTE, a weekly newspaper column in the Irish Examiner, and a monthly syndicated column in a number of regional newspapers. He is the bestselling author of three books, including his political memoir Snakes and Ladders. He worked for many years at the forefront of Irish industrial relations before moving into politics where he was adviser to Labour Leaders Dick Spring and Pat Rabbite. He is now CEO of Barnardos - Ireland's largest children's charity.
Fergus Finlay

Fergus Finlay broadcasts regularly on radio and television, with a weekly radio column on RTE, a weekly newspaper column in the Irish Examiner, and a monthly syndicated column in a number of regional newspapers. He is the bestselling author of three books, including his political memoir Snakes and Ladders. He worked for many years at the forefront of Irish industrial relations before moving into politics where he was adviser to Labour Leaders Dick Spring and Pat Rabbite. He is now CEO of Barnardos - Ireland's largest children's charity.
Ruth First

Ruth First was a journalist and academic and, along with her husband Joe Slovo, strongly active in the anti-apartheid movement. She escaped South Africa in 1964. In 1982 she was working at a university in Mozambique. On the 17th August she opened a letter bomb addressed to her by the South African security police.
Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher teaches American literature at Wellesley and Harvard and is the author of many articles on 19th-century American literature. This is his first major work of non-fiction.
Robin Gaby Fisher

Robin Gaby Fisher is a nationally acclaimed news feature writer with The Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey. She has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team.
Adrian Flanagan

Adrian Flanagan was born in Nairobi, Kenya on 1 October 1960. He spent his early life in Africa and the Far East. After boarding school in England, he read medicine at King's College, London before taking time out to travel extensively around Sri Lanka on a motorbike. Adrian joined the army, going through the rigorous selection procedure for the Parachute Regiment, but left the officer-training academy at Sandhurst after dislocating his shoulder only to sustain a severe wrist injury in a motorbike accident. He later qualified in osteopathic medicine but his damaged wrist forced him to stop practice. For a time, Adrian worked as a freelance sports journalist, contributing to The Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and the Daily Mail. He started his own business in food distribution, primarily as a means to fund his central aspirations to sail around the world and to write. His first novel, Cobra, was published in 2001. Adrian has two sons and lives near Oxford. He is currently working on a new novel and planning his next expedition, a microlite flight around the coast of Australia.www.alphaglobalex.com
Grace Foakes

Grace Foakes was born in Wapping in 1901.
Giles Foden

Giles Foden was born in Warwickshire in 1967 and grew up in Africa. He is the author of four novels, Last King of Scotland, Ladysmith, Zanzibar and Turbulence, and one work of non-fiction, Mimi and Toutou Go Forth. For five years he was assistant editor of the TLS, and was then Deputy Literary Editor at the Guardian. He's now Professor of Creative Writing at UEA. He is married to Matilda Hunt and lives in Norfolk.
Winifred Foley

Born in 1914, Winifred Foley grew up in the Forest of Dean. She died in March 2009.
David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Paris Review's Aga Kahn Prize and John Train Prize for Humour, and the O. Henry Award. He died in 2008.
Jill Foulston

Jill Foulston is a former commissioning editor for the Virago Modern Classics. She lives in London and Italy.
Barbara Fox

Barbara Fox is the daughter of Gwenda Gofton. She is a freelance journalist and lives in Surrey with her husband and two sons.
Janet Frame

Janet Frame (1924-2004) is New Zealand's most famous writer. She was a novelist, poet, essayist and short-story writer. Her autobiography inspired Jane Campion's acclaimed film, 'An Angel at My Table'. She was an honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Literature and won the Commonwealth Literature Prize. In 1983 she was awarded the CBE.