Claudia writes and illustrates children's books, and is the author-illustrator of the eco-conscious graphic novels Luz Sees the Light and Luz Makes a Splash. She was born in Chile and now lives in Toronto, Ontario with her daughter and husband.
Jeremy Dyson was born and raised in Leeds. He is the author of the highly acclaimed short story collection NEVER TRUST A RABBIT and co-writer of the Bafta award-winning TV series THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN. He lives in London.
James Dyson, CBE, chairman, since 1999, of the Design Museum, London, invents devices that make common tasks more efficient, which so far include the bag-less vacuum cleaner, Sea Truck boat and Evolutionary Ballbarrow. Robert Uhlig is Technology Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.James Dyson, CBE, chairman, since 1999, of the Design Museum, London, invents devices that make common tasks more efficient, which so far include the bag-less vacuum cleaner, Sea Truck boat and Evolutionary Ballbarrow. Robert Uhlig is Technology Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.James Dyson, CBE, has spent 30 years inventing devices to make common tasks more efficient. His achievements so far include the bagless vacuum cleaner, the Sea Truck boat and the revolutionary Ballbarrow. In 1999 he was appointed chairman of the Design Museum.
Catherine Dyson is a writer, director and producer. She is a graduate of the Australian Film TV and Radio School and Deakin University. Her films have been broadcast in Australia and internationally, and have screened theatrically. Her award nominations include Mohamed Ali's Happy Day Feast (1998) Best Documentary, Australian Film Institute Award, and A Wing and a Prayer (2000), the United Nations Media Peace Award. Catherine's documentary screenwriting credits include - A Wing and a Prayer, Echoland: the Kokoda Trail, Cousin Brother Cousin Sister, The Picasso Ransom, Swing By Sailor. She worked as interviewer, videographer and editor on the national archive project - Australians at War Film Archive (2003 - 2005). Catherine also works as a script editor and script assessor at the Victorian College of the Arts Film School. Her first book, Swing By Sailor: True Stories from the War Brides of HMS Victorious was published by Hachette Livre Australia in 2007.
Darryl Dymock works part-time as a senior researcher at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, and has a special interest in adult learning and educational history. Already a well-published author in his field, he gave up full-time employment to spend more time on writing narrative non-fiction, and he has also written prize-winning short stories. Darryl has four grown-up children and lives in Brisbane with his wife and his laptop. So far he has had eleven different jobs, including clerk, high school teacher, taxi driver, soldier and university lecturer, and he has lived in three Australian states, England and Papua New Guinea. His biography of Bert Hinkler was developed through the Queensland Writers Centre/Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program.
Rachel Van Dyken
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult, Regency, and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her husband, son, and their snoring boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandykenauthor.com.
Wayne W. Dyer
Dr Wayne Dyer is a former therapist and Associate Professor in the graduate school at St John's University in New York.
Imogen Dyer is the unstoppable on-screen talent behind Weekly Imogen, the phenomenally successfully photography tips & tutorials YouTube channel which averages 50,000 views a day. Imogen and Mark began their photographic partnership in 2009 after a chance meeting at a village fete. Mark posted the images they shot together online and such was their success that they launched a YouTube channel to share their tips and techniques with Imogen presenting. Thus WeeklyImogen was born. In just four years it has become one of the biggest channels on YouTube, with over 150,000 subscribers and well over a million views a month with no sign of the growth slowing down.
Geoff Dyer is the author of three novels, a critical study of John Berger, and three genre-defying titles: BUT BEAUTIFUL (winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize), THE MISSING OF THE SOMME and OUT OF SHEER RAGE (a finalist, in the US, for a National Book Critics Circle Award). His collection of essays,ANGO-ENGLISH ATTITUDES, was critically acclaimed.
Danny received his first big break, at the tender age of 16 when an agent spotted him at his local school and asked him to audition for the role of 'Martin Fletcher' in Prime Suspect 3 (1993). Fast-forward 20 years and Danny is holding court behind the bar at the Queen Vic in EastEnders.
Claire Dyer is a published, prize-winning poet. She is Chairperson of Reading Writers and gives solo and group poetry readings around the UK. She lives outside Reading.
A.D. Garrett is the pseudonym for prize-winning novelist Margaret Murphy, working in consultation with policing and forensics expert, Helen Pepper. Margaret Murphy has written 9 internationally published psychological thrillers - both stand-alone and police series. She is Writing Fellow and Reading Round Lector for the Royal Literary Fund, past Chair of the Crime Writers Association (CWA), and founder of Murder Squad. A CWA Short Story Dagger winner, she has been shortlisted for the First Blood critics' award for crime fiction as well as the CWA Dagger in the Library. Her lifelong passion for science is reflected in her painstaking research for her novels. In 2013, writing as A.D. Garrett, Margaret began a new forensic series, featuring Professor Nick Fennimore and DCI Kate Simms. Everyone Lies, which Ann Cleeves rated 'thriller writing at its best', was a bestseller, and Believe No One, was described by Publishers' Weekly as a 'stellar thriller'. Truth Will Out, the third in the series, is due for publication November 2016. Helen Pepper is a Senior Lecturer in Policing at Teesside University. She has been an analyst, Forensic Scientist, Scene of Crime Officer, CSI, and Crime Scene Manager. As a Crime Scene Investigator, she examined over 3000 crime scenes, ranging from thefts and fires to rapes and murders. Later, as Crime Scene Manager for Durham Police, she supervised CSIs in over 50 major incidents. An author in her own right, Helen has co-authored, as well as contributed to, professional policing texts. Her expertise is in great demand with crime writers: she has been a judge for the CWA's Non-Fiction Dagger award since 2010, and is Forensic Consultant on both the Vera and Shetland TV series. Website: www.adgarrett.com Follow A.D. Garrett on Twitter: @adgarrett1
Ame Dyckman is the award-winning author of Wolfie the Bunny (illustrated by Zachariah OHora), Boy + Bot and Tea Party Rules, and loves writing for children so she doesn't have to grow up. Ame lives in New Jersey with her family, pets, and hair bow collection.
Since shooting to internet fame under the name Miss Aniela, Natalie Dybisz's work has been internationally exhibited in galleries and fairs worldwide, and millions have seen her work online. She has been described as a "star" by both American Photo and, as well as "technically flawless" by Digital Photo Pro magazine. Millions have seen her work online, and she has appeared in leading newspapers and on BBC television. Also published by Ilex, her first book, Self-Portrait Photography, is available now.
NICK DYBEK is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the recipient of a Hopwood Award for Short Fiction, a Maytag Fellowship, a 2010 Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, and a Granta New Voices selection. He lives in New York City.
Duncan Dyason is founder and director of the Toybox Charity, which promotes awareness of the plight of the street children of Latin America and supports projects that seek to bring an end to their suffering. He lives with his wife Jenni and daughter Katelyn in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. The stories of his childhood, conversion and the founding of Toybox are all told in MIRACLE CHILDREN.
Slim Dusty (Author) Slim Dusty was one of Australia's most prolific recording artists, releasing over 100 albums since his first commercial recording in 1946, and record sales of over seven million. Slim was awarded an MBE in 1970 and an OA in 1998 and was the first Australian to have an international hit record. Until his death in 2003, he held more gold and platinum record awards than any other Australian artist. Joy McKean (Author) Joy McKean became famous performing with her sister Heather in the 1950s, writing songs that have become Australian classics, and creating a lifelong partnership with Slim Dusty. She wrote many of Slim's most famous songs, was awarded six Golden Guitars and was a founder of the Tamworth Country Music Festival. She has received lifetime achievement awards from the Country Music Association of Australia and Australian Country Music Foundation, received the Songmaker Award from the Tamworth Songwriter's Association, an Australian Bush Laureate Award, and the McKean Sisters were inducted into the Country Music Broadcaster's Hall of Fame. Joy McKean shows her talent as a writer in her bestselling books Another Day, Another Town, the biography of Slim Dusty, I've Been There...And Back Again, and, most recently, Riding this Road.
Slim Dusty was one of Australia's most prolific recording artists, releasing over 100 albums since his first commercial recording in 1946, and record sales of over seven million. Slim was awarded an MBE in 1970 and an OA in 1998 and was the first Australian to have an international hit record. Until his death in 2003, he held more gold and platinum record awards than any other Australian artist.
Ian Durston has worked in industry and business for 13 years, including a role at Deloitte Consulting, where his clients included Vodafone, Barclays Bank, General Motors and the Ministry of Defence.
Erik Durschmied was born in Vienna in 1930. After the Second World War he emigrated to Canada. A television war correspondent for the BBC and CBS, Durschmied covered every major crisis, from Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Belfast, Beirut, Chile, to Cuba and Afghanistan. Winner of numerous awards, Newsweek wrote 'Durschmied is a supremely gifted reporter who has transformed the media he works in.' And in Le Monde: 'He's survived more battles than any living general.' Erik has just been appointed Professor of Military History at The Military Academy of Austria. He lives in Paris and Provence with his family.