Steven L. Davis
Steven L. Davis was born in 1963 and grew up in Dallas, Texas. He is the author of two books: Texas Literary Outlaws: Six Writers in the Sixties and Beyond and J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind. Davis is a long-time curator at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos, which holds the literary papers of many writers. Davis has also edited several books for publication and he is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters.
Anne Lamott is a best-selling American novelist and non-fiction writer. She was the subject of Freida Lee's 1999 documentary Bird by Bird with Annie:A Film Portrait of Writer Annie Lamott. Her previous works include: Blue Shoe, Crooked Little Heart and Imperfect Birds.
Miriam Lancewood was born in 1983 and grew up in a loving home in a small village in the Netherlands. Nature, theatre, art and music were the pillars of her childhood. At the age of thirteen, Miriam started pole-vaulting and, as a result of many hours spent training, she won a number of competitions. It was, therefore, an obvious choice for her to study Physical Education when she left high school. At 21, upon completing her Bachelor's degree, she set off for Zimbabwe to spend a year volunteering in a school. From Africa, she flew to India, where she met her partner and companion, Peter. Together they travelled for several years throughout Asia and Papua New Guinea, and eventually arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand, Peter's home country. Miriam and Peter then made the decision to live in the most primitive manner in the wilderness of the Southern Alps.
Robert 'Butch' Lauffer
Robert ¿Butch¿ Lauffer is head coach at Texas A&M University, and holds a full FIFA license.
April S. Kater is Head Women¿s Soccer Coach at Syracuse University, bringing her team into the NSCAA tournament. She is a member of the United States Soccer Federation and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and holds both an NSCAA Premiere Coaching Certificate and a USSF ¿A¿ Coaching License.
Brother Lawrence (c.1614-91) was a lay brother in a Carmelite monastery. He is best remembered for the simple, yet profound, insights into the spiritual life contained in THE PRACTICE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
Liam Lawton is an award-winning, critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter and Roman Catholic priest, who was ordained in 1984. In 2004, Liam was discovered by record giants EMI, with whom he has since released numerous platinum-selling albums. Lawton's poetic lyrics are inspired by many sources including the ancient texts of Celtic Ireland, from which he also draws inspiration for his haunting melodies. His music has been used in many an auspicious occasions from the memorial services of 9/11 to concerts in such places as the Vatican, The White House and The Chicago Symphony Hall. Liam's choral music is used by choirs all over the English-speaking world and has been translated into Spanish, German and Swedish. The Hope Prayer is Liam's first book.
Roland Lazenby is the author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers Jerry West: The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon and Michael Jordan: The Life, among numerous other books. He has spent the past three decades interviewing NBA players, coaches and staff members while writing about the league. He lives in Virginia.
Jessica J. Lee
Jessica J. Lee was born in Canada in 1986. She holds a doctorate in environmental history and aesthetics. Jessica lives in Berlin, where she continues her search for new lakes. This is her first book.
Justin Lee is the founder and executive director of The Gay Christian Network (GCN), a non-profit, interdenominational organisation working to increase dialogue between gays and Christians and support people on both sides wrestling with related issues. A passionate Christian from a conservative evangelical background, Justin thought he knew everything there was to know about the Christian approach to homosexuality - until unexpected events turned his world upside down and forced him to reconsider everything he believed. Today, his organisation works with individuals, families and churches to stop the debate from tearing people apart.
Bobby Lennox won the European Cup with Celtic in 1967. He also won 11 Scottish League Championship winner's medals, eight Scottish Cup winner's medals and five League Cup winner's medals during a playing career at Celtic that spanned the 1960s to the 1980s and ended only with injury, at the age of 37. He won 10 Scottish Cups, was a coach at Celtic for 13 years and is now a matchday host at Parkhead.
Annie Leonard is an expert in international sustainability and environmental-health issues. Her scholarship about and activism against waste-trafficking has gained her a sterling reputation in her field, but with her film The Story of Stuff she has also reached millions of average people, from schoolchildren to politicians.
Nathalie Leone has been an actress, mask creator, puppeteer, and storyteller. Along with her career in the performing arts, she is the author of Souffle, a collection of poems, and several children's stories. She lives in France.
Quentin Letts is parliamentary sketch writer and theatre critic for the Daily Mail. A regular broadcaster on radio and television, he was formerly New York correspondent for The Times and gossip columnist for the Daily Telegraph. He recently presented Radio 4's series 'What's The Point Of?' He lists his recreations, in Who's Who as 'gossip' and 'character defenestration'.
BRIAN LEVISON has published three collections of poetry and, with Frances Farrar, a compilation of musical anecdotes, Classical Music's Strangest Concerts and Characters. His poems have been published in The Cricketer and broadcast by the BBC. His Remarkable Cricket Grounds has been shortlisted for the Cross Sports Book of the Year in the illustrated book category.
Jon E. Lewis
Jon E. Lewis is a historian and writer, whose books on history and military historyare sold worldwide. He is also editor of many The Mammoth Book of anthologies, including the bestselling On the Edge and Endurance and Adventure.He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history. His work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire with his partner and children.Praise for his previous books:England: The Autobiography:'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's ArmyThe British Soldier: The Autobiography:'this thoughtful compilation . . . almost unbearably moving.' Guardian'Compelling tommy's eye view of war.' Daily Telegraph'What a book. Five stars.' Daily Express
Rob Lilwall is a writer, adventurer, theology student and motivational speaker, who regularly transfixes audiences with tales from his 30,000 mile journey by bike from Siberia to England. Rob has written about his journey for magazines and journals worldwide.In 2004 Rob gave up his job as a geography teacher in London and set off around the world with nothing but a bike and a healthy dose of fear...around 3 years later he arrived home, with some remarkable stories to tell!
Charles Lindsay has made a career photographing the intersection of nature and culture. His photographs have appeared in numerous international publications, and he has been profiled on CNN and NPR.
Dr Martin Lloyd-Jones was a qualified physician who, in 1927, left medical practice and became a church minister in South Wales. He then became Minister of Westminster Chapel, London, a position he held for thirty years until his retirement in 1968. His books include PREACHING AND PREACHERS and the GREAT DOCTRINES SERIES.
Fajah Lourens is a Dutch DJ, actress and No. 1 bestselling author. With her website and social media platforms 'MyKillerBodyMotivation', she has become a figurehead in the field of sports and nutrition.Share your results and experiences with Fajah: #mkbm #killerbodydieet/mykillerbodymotivation@mykillerbodymotivation
Born in Shrewsbury to Scottish parents, Sandy Lyle became one of the best golfers Britain has ever produced. He topped the European Order of Merit three times, won two Majors - the Open and the Masters - and was also the only European ever to have won the 'fifth Major', the prestigious Players' Championship in Florida. He played in five consecutive Ryder Cups and is still a regular on the Tour.