Gideon Calder is Lecturer in Philosophy at Cardiff University Centre for Lifelong Learning
Betty Camhi has a degree in psychology from the City College of New York and worked in the San Francisco Bay area as a private and public school teacher in the field of special education, dealing particularly with children with learning disabilities. Prior to serving as Sunyata's secretary and chauffeur, she was involved in Sufism. She has also co-edited another book of Sunyata's writings: Dancing with the Void, originally published in 2001 by Blue Dove Press and re-published in 2015 by Non-Duality Press. She lived for many years in Medford and then Ashland in Oregon, and currently resides in Petaluma, California.
Peter Cave teaches philosophy at the Open University and City University in London, UK. His articles appear regularly in philosophy magazines and scholarly journals, and he is also a frequent broadcaster, having scripted the Paradoxical Fair series for BBC Radio 4. His previous publications include the best-selling Can a Robot be Human? and What's Wrong with Eating People?. He lives in London.
James Clavell, the son of a Royal Navy family, was educated in Portsmouth before, as a young artillery officer, he was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore. It was on this experience that his bestselling novel KING RAT was based. He maintained this oriental interest in his other great works: TAI-PAN, SHOGUN, NOBLE HOUSE and GAI JIN. Clavell lived for many years in Vancouver and Los Angeles, before settling in Switzerland, where he died in 1994.
Martin Cohen is a writer, reviewer and editor specialising in popular books in philosophy, social science and politics. Recent projects include How to Live (2014) and Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies (2015). He has written about the politics of the climate change debate and has been invited by the Chinese government to discuss ecological rights and indigenous communities.
A former editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia, Ian Crofton's authorial credits include Brewer's Britain and Ireland (2005) and the forthcoming 2nd edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable (with John Ayto). He lives in North London with his family.