Fadia Faqir is a Jordanian-British writer and journalist, and lectures in English Literature at Durham University. She is the author of three novels: Nisanit, Pillars of Salt and My Name is Salma; as well as the editor of a book of autobiographical essays by Arab women writers, In the House of Silence. She lives in Durham.
John Fardell is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. John's cartoon work has appeared in many publications, including the adult comic Viz, where his creations 'The Modern Parents' and 'The Critics' are two of the most popular and long-running strips. He lives in Edinburgh
John Farndon is the London-based author of many hundreds of books for children and adults on scientific and environmental issues, including the international bestseller Do You Think You're Clever? (short-listed for the Society of Authors Education Award). He has written widely on the human mind and body, including books such as The Mind Explained and The Story of Nerves for the Nobel science organization. With leading child-psychologist Dorothy Einon he wrote Creative Play, a pioneering book on creative ideas to promote a child's development.
Ian Farrell has been shooting pictures since his parents bought him an SLR for his 12th birthday, and hasn't been far from a camera since. He is a professional portrait photographer with studios in both London and Cambridge. Author of the bestselling Digital Photography Beyond the Camera, Ian also writes for a number of leading industry publications, including Amateur Photography, British Journal of Photography, DSLR Photography and Digital Photography. He lives in Cambridge, UK.
Joseph Farrell is Emeritus Professor at the University of Strathclyde. His books include a cultural history of Sicily and biographies of Dario Fo and Leonardo Sciascia. He is also a renowned translator from the Italian, whose translations include works by Leonardo Sciascia, Vincenzo Consolo, Dario Fo and Valerio Varesi. He lives in Glasgow.
Marjolijn Februari studied Art History, Philosophy and Law. She was awarded a doctorate for a thesis on the clash of economics and ethics.The Literary Circle is her second novel. She has also published several collections of essays and has been writing a Saturday column for a Dutch newspaper since 1999.Paul Vincent taught Dutch at London University from 1967 to 1989 and since then has translated a wide variety of Dutch-language authors, including Louis Couperus, Willem Elsschot and Harry Mulisch.
Jonathan Fenby is a former editor of the Observer newspaper. He is the author of books on Europe and Asia and of many articles on both continents. His survey of contemporary France, On The Brink, was universally hailed by critics
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Luís Fernando Veríssimo is a satirist, cartoonist, translator, television writer, saxophonist, playwright and novelist. With over sixty published titles, he is one of the most popular of contemporary Brazilian writers. Margaret Jull Costa is the award-winning translator of José Saramago, Javier Marías, Bernardo Atxaga, Eça de Queiroz and Fernando Pessoa.
Jerôme Ferrari was born in Paris in 1968. His first novel in English translation, Where I Left My Soul was the winner of the Prix du roman France Televisions, the Prix Initiales, the Prix Larbaud, and the Grand Prix Poncetton de la SGDL in its French edition. His second, The Sermon on the Fall of Rome, was the winner of the 2012 Prix Goncourt, confirming his status as one of France's outstanding young literary talents.
Rosie Fiore was born and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. She studied drama at the University of the Witwatersrand and has worked as a writer for theatre, television, magazines, advertising, comedy and the corporate market. She has lived in London for the past ten years. Her first two novels, This Year's Black and Lame Angel were published by Struik in South Africa. This Year's Black was longlisted for the South African Sunday Times Literary Award.
Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books on sports history and endurance sports. He has enjoyed unprecedented access to professional endurance athletes over the course of his career. His best-sellers include Racing Weight and Brain Training for Runners. He has also written extensively for Triathlete, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Outside, Runner's World, Bicycling, Competitor, and countless other sports and fitness publications.
Tom Fletcher has published short stories, as well as three standalone novels with Quercus and Jo Fletcher Books, The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore and The Ravenglass Eye. The Factory Trilogy is his first Fantasy series. He lives near Manchester with his wife and son.
Kathryn Flett is a journalist who has written for numerous international publications and makes regular TV and radio appearances as a critic and pundit. She was the TV critic for the Observer for ten years and currently writes a restaurant review column, Table for Two, for the Sunday Telegraph. Outstanding is her second novel. She lives (with her two sons, Jackson and Rider, her partner, the photographer Julian Anderson, two cats and a whippet called Slim), in St-Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.
Marcello Fois was born in Sardinia in 1960 and is one of a gifted group of writers called 'Group 13', who explore the cultural roots of their various regions. He writes for the theatre, television and cinema, and is the author several novels, including The Advocate, Memory of the Abyss, Bloodlines and The Time in Between.
Sarah is a former Vogue staff journalist, Times columnist and magazine editor - Irish Tatler - who had a novel published at 30. She had to take a break from writing - too much life intervened. Now she has returned to fiction and deals with subjects of love and loss with true understanding. Sarah is married to the journalist and author Tony Rennell. They have one son and live near Woodbridge in Suffolk.
Peter Forbes studied English in the same year as Ian Rankin at Edinburgh University. His credits include BERKELEY SQUARE (BBC) , Peter Kosminsky's THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (Channel 4) , the multi-award winning BLACK WATCH (National Theatre of Scotland) , NEVER SO GOOD, AFTERLIFE and THE OBSERVER (National Theatre) and MAMMA MIA! (West End). He was nominated in the 2011 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland for his performance in Liz Lochhead's EDUCATING AGNES (Royal Lyceum Theatre). He has read the unabridged THE COMPLAINTS and A COOL HEAD, both by Ian Rankin and THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND by Giles Foden.
Elena Forbes has lived most of her life in London. Her first novel, Die With Me, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger.
Alan Forrest is Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies. He works on modern French history, especially the period of the French Revolution and Empire, and on the history of modern warfare. He serves on the editorial boards of French History and War in History, and is a member of the advisory committee for Annales historiques de la Revolution Française.
Clive Foss is Professor of History at Georgetown University, Washington DC, where he specialises in dictatorships, and ancient civilizations. He is a regular contributor to History Today and is widely published, having written books on Juan and Eva Perón, Fidel Castro, Rome and Byzantium.
Liam Fox practised as an NHS doctor for ten years and is former Secretary of State for Defence. He is now the Member of Parliament for North Somerset. Rising Tides is his first book. He lives in Somerset.