Per José Karlén
Per José Karlén is a young Swedish illustrator and animator who has a long, long list of awards to his name, including the Quentin Blake Narrative Illustration Award. His wickedly funny and individual work appeals to both adults and children alike, and his freelance work includes everything from children's books to illustrations for The Times, The Independent and for Royal Mail.
Dani Jones is an artist, writer, children's book illustrator, and comics creator. She is the author and illustrator of the picture book MONSTERS VS. KITTENS and creator of the webcomic MY SISTER THE FREAK. She is also the author of IPAD FOR ARTISTS, an instructional book about drawing and painting on the iPad.
Dan Jones is a writer and editorial consultant living in London. He has previously written for i-D and Time Out magazine, and teaches at London College of Fasion and the University for the Creative Arts.
Gray Joliffe started his career as an advertising copywriter but became a cartoonist and illustrator in 1986, working on such titles as One Man and His Bog. His Up and Running cartoon has appeared in the Daily Mail since 1997 - the same year that Gray was voted Cartoonist of the Year - though he is most well-known for his illustrations in the Wicked Willie books, which have sold over 5 million copies worldwide.Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Hugh Johnson is the world's pre-eminent writer on wine. First published in 1977, his Pocket Wine Book sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year. His winning formula of insight, critical appraisal of the world of wine, plus valuable vintage news and wine recommendations has been often-imitated but never bettered. With the publication of his first book, Wine, Johnson established himself at the age of twenty-seven as the most refreshing and authoritative voice on the subject. During the past four decades he has written books that have become landmarks on the subject, including his classic The World Atlas of Wine, co-authored with Jancis Robinson, his Wine Companion, first published in 2003, The Story of Wine and Hugh Johnson on Wine. In his spare time he writes about gardening from his home in London.
Becky Johnson trained and worked as a chef at the renowned Villandry in London and Ballymaloe House in Southern Ireland before embarking on a two year adventure of culinary discovery through Asia, Australia and America. Since then she has worked as a food stylist and writer with 14 recipe books to her name.Becky now lives in the wilds of Snowdonia where she has developed the ideas for Baking with Tiny Tots with a lot of enthusiastic help from her seven-year-old daughter, Summer.
Susie Johns studied Fine Art at the Slade School and now works as an artist, writer, and teacher specialising in creative projects for children. She has contributed to many publications including Needlecraft, Embroidery, Crafts Beautiful, Practical Parenting, Junior, and Inspirations, and written numerous books on painting, drawing, papier mache, crochet, and other crafts. She also designs and makes models and art projects for Art Attack magazine, published by Marvel Comics.
Dr John Murray
Dr John Murray is a lunar expert at the Open University.
Simon Jennings trained as a graphic artist and is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London. In addition to his professional experience of design and graphic art in New York, Chicago, and London, Simon Jennings has had a lifelong interest in painting and the visual arts, and has taught at several British art schools, including the Royal College of Art. He has conceived, designed, and produced many art and design titles including the award-winning Collins Artist's Manual, Collins Art Class, and Collins Artist's Colour Manual, The Ways of Drawing Series, and Vincent Van Gogh - The Complete Self Portraits.
Julian Jeffs became a barrister in 1958 and throughout his career worked as a QC,Bencher, and deputy High Court Judge. In his free moments he found time to beone of the founder members of the Cambridge UniversityWine & Food Society,President of the Circle ofWineWriters, and General Editor of the Faber winebooks.His first-hand experience of Spain came when he worked in the sherry tradein Jerez de la Frontera, and during hismany subsequent visits to the country he hasformed the basis of this and other books.He is the author of Sherry in this same series,and he regularly hosts tutored tastings on Spanish wines.
Steven Jay Schneider
Steven Jay Schneider, one of the true connoisseurs of movie horror, has written, talked, taught and published extensively on all aspects of film, from aesthetics and psychoanalysis to the joys of the slasher flick. Here he has brought together more than 50 of the finest writers, reviewers, critics, professors, aficionados and filmmakers from around the globe. From Le Monde's Jean-Michel Frodon in Paris to Undercurrent's Chris Fujiwara in Tokyo, the team compromises the best that film writing has to offer and includes contributors to Empire, Sight & Sound, Time Out, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Total Film, International Film Guide, LA Weekly, CineAction, Film Quarterly, NME, the Washington Post, Filmmaker, Moviemaker and many more.
Dr Jane Gilbert
Jane Gilbert is a doctor with a particular interest in child health and bedwetting. A mother of two, she writes regularly for 'Practical Parenting' magazine and is Yorkshire Television's TV doctor.
Emma Jane Frost
This versatile collection of 360 recipes is perfect for the busy cook. In this innovative book, you can dial the basic recipe up or down to suit the amount of time you have. Just choose the version that suits you.If you are pressed for time, then the 10-minute option gives you clever short cuts.A few more minutes to spare? Using the 20-minute version, your meal will be on the table in 20 minutes or fewer.Have the time to spend a little longer to add something special? The 30-minute variation is the one you need.Whether you are cooking for hungry kids or feeding a crowd for dinner, the Hamlyn QuickCook series puts you in the driving seat with a fantastically flexible approach that allows you to cook just what you want, in exactly the time you have available.
Matt James is a garden designer, broadcaster and senior lecturer teaching on horticulture degree programmes at the Eden Project, Cornwall, where he also manages a respected HND in Garden & Landscape Design. Channel 4's The City Gardener introduced Matt to the gardening public; the series was later broadcast around the globe. Two series about urban garden design in the US soon followed. Matt continues to make regular appearances on television and radio, including BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time. Matt's previous four books include RHS The Urban Gardener (Mitchell Beazley), and he has also written widely for many publications in garden design and gardening. Matt has won awards for his design work and continues to run a design practice based in Cornwall, working in the UK and abroad.
LARA JADE is an award-winning fashion photographer who shoots fashion through agencies in London, Milan and New York for clients including Harper Collins, Sony Music, and the BBC, and publications such as Elle, Lush, and Masquerade. Lara has also earned sponsorships from many big names, including Canon and Bowens, Lensbaby and Wacom.
Lesley Jackson is an independent writer and curator specializing in 20th century design. She is the author of many highly-acclaimed books on post-war design, including The New Look: Design in the Fifties (1991), 'Contemporary' Architecture and Interiors of the 1950s (1994) and The Sixties: Decade of Design Revolution (1998). An expert on modern textiles, her recent books include From Atoms to Patterns: Crystal Structure Designs from the 1951 Festival of Britain (2007) and Shirley Craven and Hull Traders: Revolutionary Fabrics and Furniture 1957-1980 (2009). In 2001 she curated the major exhibition Robin and Lucienne Day: Pioneers of Contemporary Design and wrote the book of the same name, held at the Barbican Art Gallery, London. A retrospective celebration of the Days' work was also held this year at the Pallant House Art Gallery in Chicester.
Ann Jackman is an independent management development consultant with a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors.