Born in Waldsassen in Germany in 1973, Dietmar Hamann played professional football for Wacker Munich, Bayern Munich, Newcastle United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Milton Keynes Dons. In club football, Hamann is much decorated, having won two Bundesliga titles, two UEFA Cups, two FA Cups and a Champions League winners` medal. At international level, he won 62 caps for his native Germany and has a 2002 World Cup runners-up medal for his efforts. In 2010 Hamann became player/coach at Milton Keynes Dons, and in 2011 he joined Leicester City as a first team coach. He has recently been appointed as Manager of Stockport County.
Duncan Hamilton is a journalist who has won two William Hill Sports Book of the Year Prizes. He has been nominated on a further four occasions. He has also claimed two British Sports Book Awards and is the only writer to have won the Wisden Cricket Book of the Year on three occasions. His biography of the Chariots of Fire runner Eric Liddell, For the Glory, was a New York Times bestseller. He most recently collaborated with Jonny Bairstow on the cricketer's autobiography, A Clear Blue Sky. He lives at the foot of the Yorkshire Dales.
Duncan Hamilton is deputy editor of the Yorkshire Post. He is the author of the 2007 William Hill Sports Book of the Year, Provided You Don't Kiss me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (Fourth Estate).
Lance Hardy is a writer and television producer. He has worked at numerous sporting events around the world including four World Cups, two European Championships and two Olympic Games. He collaborated with darts legend Bobby George to write Bobby Dazzler, voted Book of the Week in the Independent in early 2007. Stokoe, Sunderland and '73 was shortlisted for Best Football Book at the 2010 British Sports Book Awards. He lives in south-west London.
Toby Harnden is the Irish Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. After leaving Oxford University, where he studied Modern History, he spent six years in the Royal Navy.
Steve Parrish rode with Barry for years and is still heavily involved in the sport.
James Haskell is an internationally renowned athlete and professional rugby player, with extensive experience of playing at the highest level all around the world. Well known for his performances on the pitch, it is James's elite athleticism and commanding physique that has seen him become one of the most recognisable sportsmen of his generation.James's rugby career has seen him play for leading teams in London, Paris, Japan and New Zealand, and to date he has earned 70 (and counting!) international caps for his country. His globetrotting endeavours have seen him work closely with some of the world's best coaches, trainers and nutritionists, allowing him to amass a wealth of knowledge that enables him to remain at the very top of his game. James's passion for nutrition and training has held the key to his continued success; and it is this burning passion that has seen the development of one of the most cutting-edge, dynamic fitness brands in the world today - James Haskell Health and Fitness.
Isabel Best is a British writer living in Paris. She writes on French sport, food, culture and fashion and regularly contributes to the Financial Times, Procycling, Elle and the Independent on Sunday.
Megan Hine is a British adventurer, wilderness expedition leader and survival expert. She also acts as a consultant for private individuals and on television shows around the world including Bear Grylls: Mission Survive and Running Wild. With a lifelong thirst for travel and adventure Megan has amassed a huge amount of expertise in all aspects of the outdoors. By pushing her mental and physical limits in extreme environments Megan has explored remote jungles, arid deserts and high and cold mountains; taking private clients, celebrities and television crews to extreme and beautiful places they didn't even know existed.
Christopher Eric Hitchens is a British-American author, journalist and literary critic. Currently living in Washington, D.C., he has been a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The Nation, Slate and Free Inquiry; additionally, he is an occasional contributor to other publications and has appeared regularly in the Wall Street Journal.
Celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix is known for his original take on British gastronomy. After 17 years as Chef Director at Caprice Holdings, he opened his first restaurant in 2008 - the distinguished HIX Oyster & Chop House in Farringdon. Following the success of Chop House Mark opened HIX Mayfair, HIX Soho and his chicken and steak concept restaurants Tramshed in Shoreditch and Hixter Bankside. In autumn of 2015 Mark opened his first stand-alone bar in The Old Vic theatre, offering a late-night venue in Waterloo. Mark and collaborator Damien Hirst opened Pharmacy 2 in Vauxhall in 2016.Outside of London, in Mark's native Dorset, is HIX Oyster & Fish House and HIX Townhouse, a boutique hotel, both in Lyme Regis. Mark is frequently lauded as one of London's most eminent restaurateurs with an unrivalled knowledge of ingredients with provenance. Mark has a weekly column in City AM, a monthly column in GQ and is the author of a number of cookbooks on British cuisine.Mark hosts an annual food festival in Lyme Regis, Food Rocks, to showcase the best producers and suppliers in Dorset and surrounding areas.Find out more about Mark at www.hixrestaurants.co.uk, on Instagram @markehix and on Twitter @MarkEHix.
J.C. Jeremy Hobson
Jeremy Hobson is the author of over 30 published books and a regular writer for many of the UK's field sports and rural-based magazines. Much of his published work is based on his experience of rural living and love of the countryside, but a great deal more is as result of his involvement in gamekeeping and shoot management for over three decades. The author of several books appertaining to shooting and gamekeeping, his first edition of this book, A Practical Guide to Modern Gamekeeping (2012, How To Books) has become a well-reviewed modern 'classic'. Jeremy lives in Hampshire and although nowadays a professional freelance author and writer, remains actively connected to the shooting world - not least through his position as host on a nearby sporting estate.
Dame Margaret Hodge DBE PC MP is a British Labour politician, who has served as Member of Parliament for Barking since 1994. She was a minister in both the Blair and Brown governments, serving as first Minister for Children and Minister for Culture and the Creative Industries.
Steve Hodge played at the top level throughout his career for Nottingham Forest (twice), Spurs, Aston Villa and Leeds. He won 24 caps, playing at two World Cups.
Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes is one of Britain's most recognisable and admired athletes. She has won World, Commonwealth and European medals, and added double Olympic gold at Athens in 2004. Awarded an MBE for services to the British Army, honoured by the Queen with a Damehood and made a Honorary Colonel in 2018, she founded the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to engage, enable and empower young people. Kelly also supports various charities, including Mind and Heads Together, campaigning alongside Prince Harry to raise awareness around mental health.Twitter @damekellyholmes Instagram @realkellyholmes1500
NICK HOLT has over 20 books in print. He is the author, with Guy Lloyd of Football: The Beautiful Game(2003), which has sold over 100,000 copies across all editions, including Dutch, Italian, French and Portuguese. More recently he wrote The Mammoth Book of the World Cup (2014 - 8,786 copies sold), covering every World Cup from 1930 to 2014. He has written numerous quiz books including Quiz Master, for Harper Collins, which has sold over 35,000 copies, and The Mammoth Quiz Book.
Oliver Holt worked on the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo for three years before moving to The Times in 1993. He was Motor Racing Correspondent, Chief Football Correspondent and Chief Sports Writer. He joined the Daily Mirror as Chief Sports Writer in 2002. He is now Chief Sport Writer at the Mail on Sunday. His previous books include Miracle at Medinah and GoodFella, with Craig Bellamy.
Nick Hornby was born in 1957 and worked as a teacher before becoming a full time writer. He lives in north London.
Siobhan Horner is a highly successful PR and marketing expert. She had a highly successful career in the travel industry before starting a family. Her favourite job was as Marketing Director for the New Zealand Tourism Board. She left to become a freelance marketer covering travel as well as non-travel brands such as NEW SCIENTIST magazine.
Damian Horner is a highly successful PR and marketing expert. At WCRS, one of London's top agencies, he worked on the iconic 'I bet he drinks Carling Black label' campaign. He was the youngest ever business director at Lowes, and then helped launch Mustoes, where he worked with clients as diverse as Sony, Lever Brothers and Prudential. This is his first book.