H G Wells
Wells' father kept a small hardware shop, his mother, before her marriage, had been "in domestic service." Having studied under Professor Thomas H. Huxley, Wells went on to teach school in North Wales. While recuperating from illness, he turned to writing. He was a member of the Fabian Society. His thesis: "The human race must adapt itself to the material forces it had created, or perish." His works include: The War of the Worlds (1898), The Time Machine, and A Short History of the World (1922).
Mahmoud Gaafar worked for the United Nations and Radio Cairo and now authors print, radio and TV resources for the Arab World.
J. Jonathan Gabay is an award-winning copywriter, course director at the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the world's biggest marketing training organisation, and director of a creative marketing consultancy firm.
Andrew Gailey has taught history at Eton College since 1981 and was a housemaster from 1993 to 2006. Since then he has been elected Vice-Provost and a Fellow of the College. A graduate of St Andrews and the University of Cambridge, he is the author of numerous studies of Anglo-Irish relations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and has a particular research interest in constructive unionism.
Gloria Gaither is a lyricist whose collaborative efforts with her husband, Bill, have resulted in the creation of over 700 songs, a collection of standards that express the faith and beliefs of millions around the world. Author of many books and countless published works, Gloria is also recognized internationally as a Steinbeck scholar and has contributed articles to the Steinbeck Quarterly and a 2005 presentation to the Sixth International Steinbeck Congress in Kyoto, Japan.
Luke Gamble graduated from Bristol University in 1999 as a vet and then went on to Cambridge to specialise in large animal medicine and surgery. Although primarily based in his New Forest practice, Pilgrims, his extra curricular work with the Worldwide Veterinary Service charity `which he founded in 2003` takes him much further afield and was the subject of two TV series on Sky 1. He also runs an emergency service for animals in Dorset and a pet travel company. Luke is a black belt in karate, has run 152 miles across the Sahara to raise money for his charity `and to impress his wife` and in 2010 was awarded the JA Wight `James Herriot` Award by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association for outstanding contributions to the welfare of companion animals. Luke is married `to a vet` and lives in New Forest with his three children, Angel the ridgeback and a bossy rescue cat called Charlie. The Vet: my wild and wonderful friends was his first book, which he followed-up with The Vet: the big wild world. Learn more about Luke and his charities by visiting his websites, www.lukegamble.com and www.wvs.org.uk, and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LukeGamble.
Stephen Games writes about architecture and language. He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, made documentaries for BBC Radio 3 and has worked for the Independent, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, and was deputy editor of the RIBA Journal. In 2002, he edited the radio talks of Nikolaus Pevsner. He has edited several collections of John Betjeman's work including TRAINS AND BUTTERED TOAST, TENNIS WHITES AND TEACAKES and BETJEMAN'S ENGLAND.
Stephanie Garber wanted to be an explorer until she realised most of the world had already been discovered. So she started creating her own worlds, which is why she now writes imaginative fiction. When she's not writing, Stephanie teaches creative writing at a private college in northern California. CARAVAL is her debut novel.
Emma Garcia's first taste of romance came after a B.M.X championship final, when she found comfort in the arms of a fidgety vegan in a mohair jumper. She is the author of NEVER GOOGLE HEARTBREAK and OMG BABY!, and she has also written and illustrated three children's picture books. She lives in York with her husband and their three children. You can visit Emma's website www.emmagarcia.co.uk to find out more, or follow her on Twitter @emzagarcia.
Lee Gardenswartz, PhD, and Anita Rowe, PhD, are co-partners in the management consulting firm Gardenswartz & Rowe. Pioneers in the field of diversity training, they have worked with such clients as Starbucks and Harvard Medical School, and co-authored five books, including the award-winning Managing Diversity. Both are partners in the Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute.
Edgar award winner Meg Gardiner previously practised law in Los Angeles and taught at the University of California. She lives with her family near London. To find out more about her novels, visit Meg's website at www.meggardiner.com
John Gardner was educated in Berkshire and at St John's College, Cambridge. He has had many fascinating occupations and was, variously, a Royal Marine officer, a stage magician, theatre critic, reviewer and journalist. As well as his James Bond novels, Gardner's other fiction includes the acclaimed Herbie Kruger novels.
Nuala Gardner is a nurse and midwife. She and her husband Jamie have two children, Dale and Amy, both of whom have autism. Dale is 18 and planning a career working with children with autism.
PATRICK GARRETT is Clare Hollingworth's great nephew. He followed his aunt into journalism at an early age, and also ended up attending a fair number of wars and revolutions. Patrick followed Clare to Hong Kong in 1997 to report on its return to Chinese sovereignty. In 2007 Patrick finally started work writing her biography, little expecting that it would take him nearly a decade. But telling the tale of a life as eventful as Clare's, spanning more than a century, he should probably have known better. Patrick divides his time between Hong Kong and Russia.
Gazza made his league debut for Newcastle in 1984-85, moving to Spurs in 1988 in a huge £2 million deal. He was one of England's key figures in the 1990 World Cup, and moved to Lazio in Italy in 1992. He then played for Rangers, Middlesbrough, Everton, Burnley and briefly in China. He won 57 caps.
Malcolm Gaskill was born in Suffolk but grew up in Kent. He attended Cambridge University where he read History. He completed a PhD on early modern England, then taught at Keele, Belfast and APU, before becoming Director of Studies in History at Churchill College, Cambridge in 1999.
Stephen Gately was born in 1976 in Dublin. One of five children, he always dreamed of being famous as a young boy. Together with Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy, he formed Boyzone who went on to be one of the biggest boybands of all time. Together they enjoyed phenomenal success with over 40 million copies of their albums sold worldwide. In 2000, the band took some time out to concentrate on solo projects and Stephen enjoyed his own top ten hits before taking to the stage and starring in Joseph and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in London's West End. Boyzone were reunited in 2007 and their greatest hits album was released in 2008. Together, the band were working on new material and Stephen was writing this, his first novel when died at his home in Majorca in October 2009.
Brain Gault, born and bred in Northern Ireland, is one of the 480 survivors of 'miracle-drug' Thalidomide's exposure to the British market in the mid-twentieth century - the drug, taken by his mother during pregnancy, caused him to be born with no arms. He now works as a field-worker for Through the Roof, the UK wing of Joni Eareckson Tada's disability outreach ministry.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Tim Gautreaux lives there still with his wife and is writer in residence at Southeastern Louisiana Univeristy. His work has appeared in Harper's, the Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Zoetrope, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories. Acclaimed as 'one of the best writers to have emerged in the 1990s (Kirkus Reviews), his novels are THE NEXT STEP IN THE DANCE, which won the 1999 SEBA Book Award, the hugely acclaimed THE CLEARING, and THE MISSING. A collection of his short stories have been published for the first time in the UK as WAITING FOR THE EVENING NEWS.
Ann Gawthorpe is a prize-winning professional writer.