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Tim Marlow is a writer, broadcaster, art historian and Director of Exhibitions at White Cube in London.
Writer, academic and broadcaster Germaine Greer's most famous work is The Female Eunuch, her first book published in 1970.
Peter Hitchens is a columnist for the Mail on Sunday.
Mark Kermode is a film critic and broadcaster.
Simon Armitage is a poet and broadcaster.
Rosie Boycott is a journalist, and former editor of The Independent and The Daily Express.
Craig Brown is a columnist and satirical writer. His columns appear in Private Eye as well as other publications.
James Brown biography.
Tina Brown was editor of the Tatler magazine at the age of 25. She has edited Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Talk magazine .
Bill Buford is a Staff Writer and European Correspondent for The New Yorker.
Deborah Bull is a writer and broadcaster.
John Carey is a Fellow of the British Academy and was Merton Professor of English Literature at Oxford from 1975-2001. He is now an Emeritus Professor.
Ekow Eshun is a journalist and broadcaster.
Michael Gove is is a politician, journalist and author. He has been the Conservative MP for Surrey Heath since 2005.
John Gray is Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and Times Literary Supplement.
Playwright and critic Bonnie Greer was born in America. She studied theatre in Chicago with David Mamet and in New York with Elia Kazan.
John Harris became a full-time rock journalist in 1993. He is the author of acclaimed first book, The Last Party: Britpop, Blair And The Demise Of English Rock
Journalist, critic and author Philip Hensher has written three novels, Other Lulus, Kitchen Venom and Pleasured, as well as a collection of short stories.
Charlie Higson is a well-known television comedian, best known for the creation of the Fast Show with partner Paul Whitehouse.
Ian Hislop is Editor of Private Eye and appears regularly on Have I Got News for You.
Richard Holloway is a retired former Bishop of Edinburgh and author of many books.
Rachel Holmes was web manager for Amazon.co.uk, and is now a writer. She is currently working on her third book.
Lisa Jardine writes and reviews for newspapers and magazines, and has presented and appears regularly on arts, history and current affairs programmes for TV and radio.
Jude Kelly is a theatre director and spokesperson for the arts.
Playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah's is an associate artist at the National Theatre and Centerstage Baltimore.
Alkarim Jivani is the television editor for the London arts and entertainment magazine Time Out.
Hari Kunzru is a journalist and broadcaster.
Novelist Tim Lott's award-winning memoir, The Scent of Dried Roses, was published by Viking in 1996.
He has presented BBC2's weekly roundup of the arts since 1994, and hosts Radio 4's Front Row three times a week.
Adam Mars-Jones is a freelance writer and film critic
Denise Mina writes crime fiction and lives in Glasgow.
Paul Morley is a music journalist and writer.
John Mullan is Senior Lecturer in English at University College London
Julie Myerson is the author of the novels Sleepwalking, The Touch, Me And The Fat Man, and Laura Blundy.
James Patterson is an American thriller writer. He is famous for the creation of homicide detective Alex Cross. The first five Alex Cross books have sold over 50 million copies.
Tom Paulin is a poet, who won the Somerset Maugham prize in 1977 for his first collection of poetry
Journalist and critic Allison Pearson is a regular columnist for London's Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph, having previously written for the Independent on Sunday.
Ian Rankin is known for his series of crime novels featuring Detective Inspector John Rebus.
This writer, academic and broadcaster is currently Reader in English and Contemporary Culture at Queen Mary College.
Nitin Sawhney is a songwriter, composer, producer, and DJ.
Miranda Sawyer is a feature writer for The Observer, Esquire's motoring correspondent and a contributing editor for The Face.
Will Self is a writer and broadcaster. He has written several novels, The Butt is his latest. He has a column in the Evening Standard and is a team captain on BBC2's Shooting Stars.
Elaine Showalter is one of the pioneers of feminist literary criticism. She is currently Professor Emeritus of English at Princeton University.
Charles Saumarez Smith
Charles Saumarez Smith is the director of the National Gallery in London
Sam Taylor-Wood won the Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist at the Venice Biennale in 1997. She was also nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998.
Journalist and author Natasha Walter caught the media's attention in January 1998 with the publication of her groundbreaking treatise The New Feminism.
Kirsty Wark has presented Newsnight since 1993 and Newsnight Review since 2001.
Jeanette Winterson is one of Britain's most acclaimed novelists. Her first novel, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, was published in 1985.
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