Artists 2018

C. Grayling CBE FRSA FRSL is the Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. 
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Anna Mazzola is a writer who, due to some fault of her parents, is drawn to peculiar and dark historical subjects.
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Dr Anne Rooney writes books of all sizes for people of all sizes. On the whole, she writes short books for short people and longer books for longer people
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Antti Tuomainen was an award-winning copywriter when he made his literary debut in 2007 as a suspense author.
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Carys Davies is a writer whose short stories have been widely published in magazines and journals, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
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Chris Power lives and works in London. His 'Brief Survey of the Short Story' has appeared in the Guardian since 2007.
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Craig and Shaun McAnuff launched Original Flava to teach people how to cook Caribbean food with easy step-by-step video guides.
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Diana Evans was a dancer before becoming a journalist and author. Her first novel, 26a, won the inaugural Orange Award for New Writers.
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Elif Shafak is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey.
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Ellah Wakatama Allfrey is the founding Publishing Director of The Indigo Press. She served on the judging panel of the 2017 Dublin International Literary Award and the 2015 Man Booker Prize.
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Guy Gunaratne grew up in North West London and has worked as a designer, documentary filmmaker and video journalist covering post-conflict areas around the world.
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Hanan Al-Shaykh is one of the Arab world's most acclaimed writers. A journalist, memoirist, short story writer, playwright and novelist, Hanan Al-Shaykh’s work has been translated into 28 languages.
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Holly Bourne is a bestselling author. She is passionate about gender equality and mental health. How Do You Like Me Now? is her debut adult novel
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Johna Gustawsson was born in 1978 in Marseille and has worked as a journalist for the French press and television. She was the co-author of a bestseller, On se retrouvera.
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Karma Nabulsi is Fellow in Politics at St Edmund Hall and lectures at the University of Oxford.
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Koshka Duff teaches philosophy at King’s College London and has just finished a PhD at the University of Sussex.
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Lilja Sigurdardóttir was born in the town of Akranes in 1972 and raised in Mexico, Sweden, Spain and Iceland. An award-winning playwright, Lilja has written four crime novels, with Snare, the first in a new series, hitting bestseller lists worldwide
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Malia Bouattia is the former president of the National Union of Students, elected at the National Conference in April 2016. She was the first female Black British and Muslim leader of the NUS.
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Matt Myers is a doctoral student at the University of Oxford. A writer and contributor to several publications and journals, he was a participant in the 2010 student movement.
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Melissa Hemsley is one half of Hemsley + Hemsley - the bestselling sisters behind The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple, with their own cafe at Selfridges London.
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Natasha Farrant was shortlisted for the Queen of Teen Award 2014, and the second Bluebell Gadbsy book, Flora in Love, was longlisted for the Guardian Children's Prize, while the third, All About Pumpkin, was a WHSmith Book of the Month.
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Natasha Pulley is associate lecturer at Bath Spa University and panel tutor at the Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education. Her first novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, was an international bestseller.
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Panashe Chigumadzi is the author of the novel Sweet Medicine (2015). She is the founding editor of Vanguard Magazine, a platform for young black women coming of age in post-apartheid South Africa.
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Paul Howarth was born and grew up in the UK before moving to Melbourne in his late 20s. He lived in Australia for more than six years and gained dual citizenship in 2012.
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Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian who has appeared many times on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman’s Hour and Four Thought and at major festivals.
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Simon Hooper is a management consultant for 40% of the day and a father to his daughter for 100% of the day.
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Tessa Hadley has written six novels and three collections of short stories. Her novel The Past, published in the UK in 2015, won the Hawthornden Prize.
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Tim Marshall is the author of several books including the international word-of-mouth bestseller, Prisoners of Geography.
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Tim Winton has published over twenty books for adults and children. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music)
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Zing Tsjeng is the UK Editor of VICE.com's female-vertical Broadly. The channel focuses on women's issues and has been hailed as the 'slickest feminist platform around'.
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