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Krista R. Muis

Krista Renee Muis is a Canadian associate professor and Canada Research Chair in epistemic cognition and self-regulated learning at McGill University. Muis was elected a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada in 2018.

Peter Blum

Peter Emil Julius Blum (born 4 May 1925, Trieste, Kingdom of Italy – died 5 December 1990, London, England, UK) was an Afrikaans poet. As a child, he emigrated to the Union of South Africa with his family. From an early age Blum was already able to speak several languages, including German and Italian. (Kannemeyer: 1993)
After studying literature at the University of Cape Town and at the University of Stellenbosch, he took up a position as a librarian in Cape Town and, later, in Kroonstad in the Orange Free State. Blum married Henrietta Cecilia Smit, a South African art teacher, in 1955.
His success as a poet was first affirmed in 1956 when he won the Reina Prinsen Geerligs Prize for his volume Steenbok tot poolsee (the title being a reference to the Tropic of Capricorn and the southern Antarctic Ocean, relating to the geographical location of South and Southern Africa). (Kannemeyer: 1983)
Blum was twice denied South African citizenship. Kannemeyer (1993) speculates that citizenship was denied because of Blum’s vociferous opposition to the predominantly white government’s racial policies. Frustrated by this turn of events, Blum and his wife left Africa to resettle in the suburb of Hounslow in London. (Kannemeyer: 1993). He died in London on 5 December 1990, aged 65.

Peter Temple

Peter Temple (born 1946 in South Africa) is an award-winning Australian crime fiction writer.

Antoine Charbonneau-Demers

Antoine Charbonneau-Demers est un écrivain québécois né en 1994 à Rouyn-Noranda au Québec. En 2016, il publie son premier roman intitulé Coco, qui lui a valu le Prix Robert-Cliche. En septembre 2018 il publie son deuxième roman, Good Boy. Ses deux romans ont été publiés chez VLB Éditeur. En 2019, avec sa nouvelle, La femme à refaire le monde, il remporte le prix du jeune écrivain du Salon du livre de Paris.

John Healy (author)

John Healy is a British writer and former tournament chess player.
He was born in London in 1942 to Irish immigrant parents in London’s Kentish Town. Leaving school at the age of 14, he spent his formative years in the army, where he had a successful boxing career. Dishonourably discharged for drunkenness and going absent without leave, Healy began a downward spiral that brought him into the subculture of London’s homeless street drinkers. He spent fifteen years as a homeless alcoholic and was convicted of many petty crimes during this time.

Elinor Sisulu

Elinor Sisulu (born 9 March 1958) is a South African writer and activist.

Saadia Muzaffar

Saadia Muzaffar is a Canadian entrepreneur, author and founder of TechGirls Canada (a non-profit organization created to promote women in STEM).

Micheline Milot

Micheline Milot’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Jeff Blair

Jeff Blair (born in Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian sports columnist for Sportsnet, & sports talk radio host on Sportsnet 590 The FAN in Toronto. Since June 2019, Blair has also served as host of the nationally syndicated sports radio show Prime Time Sports (also simulcast on television via Sportsnet 360), with co-hosts Stephen Brunt or Richard Deitsch.

Steve Swenson

Steve Swenson (born 14 February 1954) is an American rock climber, mountaineer, and author. Swenson served as the President of the Board of Directors for the American Alpine Club from 2009 until 2012. Swenson is known for his big-mountain climbing expeditions to the Karakoram range, about which he wrote the book Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict, published by Mountaineers Books. Swenson has taken part in over 15 expeditions to the area.

Robert Carl-Heinz Shell

Robert Carl-Heinz Shell (31 Jan 1949 – 3 Feb 2015) was a South African author, scholar, and professor of African Studies. He was born in the Cape Province of South Africa and lived in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s. After the fall of apartheid he returned to South Africa. Toward the end of his life he lived in the Western Cape with his wife Sandy Rowoldt Shell, who is the head of the African Studies Library at University of Cape Town.
Professor Shell has attended more than 41 international workshops where he has delivered papers on several topics but notably on slavery, Islam and HIV/AIDS. In September 2004 he delivered the keynote address at the AGM of SANTA (SA National Tuberculosis Association) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa with a talk entitled “Infectious diseases in South Africa: HIV/AIDS and TB, some statistical trends”. He has also appeared in Washington, D.C., where he addressed both the House Select Committee on African affairs and the House Select Committee on International Relations on the global Aids pandemic.

Alvin Chang

Alvin Chang’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Rachel Zadok

Rachel Zadok is a South African writer and a Whitbread First Novel Award nominee (2005). She is the author of the novels Gem Squash Tokoloshe and Sister-Sister.

John Cunningham (poet and dramatist)

John Cunningham (1729 – 1773) was a Dublin born playwright, poet and actor, who spent much of his life in, and according to Allan, “whose name and fame will for ever be identified with Newcastle.”

Don Binkowski

Don Binkowski’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Bruce Fife

Bruce Fife’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

John Cairns (1857–1922)

John Cairns (1857–1922) was a United Presbyterian Church minister, writer and biographer. He was born on 13 April 1857 at Stichill in Roxburghshire. He was the son of Rev. David Cairns, United Presbyterian Church minister at Stichill, and of Elizabeth Williamson Smith. He was educated at Edrom Parish School in Berwickshire and at University of Edinburgh where he graduated M.A. in 1878. He trained for the ministry at United Presbyterian College, Edinburgh and at Leipzig University. He wrote a biography of his uncle, John Cairns in the “Famous Scots Series”. He died in Edinburgh on 13 May 1922.

John Bowes Morrell

John Bowes (‘J.B.’) Morrell (1873–1963) was an English author and historian. He was twice Lord Mayor of York, a leading figure in the local movement to establish a university in York, and founder of the York Conservation Trust. The “JBM Library” at the University of York is named after him.
He joined Rowntree’s Cocoa Works when he was 17, becoming Director at 25. He was Mayor of York in 1914 and again in 1950.
He helped found the University of York and the Borthwick Institute for Archives. He bought many newspapers, including the Birmingham Gazette, Lincolnshire Chronicle, and Westminster Press.
He wrote books, especially about York which he loved; e.g. ‘York Monuments’, and ‘Woodwork at York’. He was made an Honorary Freeman of the City of York, given honorary degrees to universities, and declined a knighthood.

John Blackner

John Blackner (1770–1816) was editor of The Statesman and author of a history of Nottingham.

John Blackburn (author)

John Fenwick Blackburn (born Northumberland, 26 June 1923; died 1993) was a British novelist who wrote thrillers, horror novels, and The Flame and the Wind (1967), an unusual historical novel set in Roman times, in which a nephew of Pontius Pilate tries to discover the facts about the crucifixion of Jesus.
His horror novels are often structured as thrillers, with detective story plots involving international espionage, but leading to a supernatural resolution. This means that, as with some of the books of James Herbert, many of Blackburn’s horror novels are notable for pace and plotting rather than for atmospheric effects. Blackburn specialised in mixing modern concerns such as germ warfare and international conspiracies with ancient traditions and curses, often to ingenious effect.
Many of his books feature stock characters, including General Charles Kirk of British Intelligence and his friends, the scientist Sir Marcus Levin and his Russian wife Tania.
Blackburn’s novels Nothing But the Night and The Gaunt Woman were the basis for screenplays. The Gaunt Woman appeared as a made-for-TV movie in 1969 as Destiny of a Spy and Nothing But the Night was released to theaters in 1972.

Jaco Jacobs

Jaco Jacobs (born 1980) is a South African children’s book author who writes in Afrikaans.

John Barthlet

John Barthlet or Bartlett (fl. 1566), was an English theological writer.
Barthlet was a minister of the Church of England, and held strongly Calvinistic opinions. In 1566 he published a work entitled the ‘Pedegrewe [Pedigree] of Heretiques, wherein is truly and plainely set out the first roote of Heretiques began in the Church since the time and passage of the Gospel, together with an example of the offspring of the same. London, by Henry Denham for Lucas Harryson.’ On the title-page is an engraving of the bear and ragged staff, and the book is dedicated to the Earl of Leicester, who is described as a ‘speciall Mecaenas to euery student,’ and ‘so fauorable and zelous a friend to the ministrie.’ Some Latin hexameters and sapphics by graduates of Cambridge, addressed to the reader, preface the volume.
The work was prepared as a reply to the ‘Hatchet of Heresies’ (Antwerp, 1565), an anti-Lutheran pamphlet, translated by Richard Shacklock, of Trinity College, Cambridge, from the De origine haeresium nostri temporis of cardinal Stanislaus Hosius, bishop of Chełmno and Warmia. Barthlet, scandalised by Shacklock’s contempt for the doctrines of the Reformation, tried to show that all Roman Catholic doctrines were tainted by heresies traceable to either Judas Iscariot or Simon Magus.
His table of heretics is long, and includes such obscure sects as ‘Visiblers,’ ‘Quantitiners,’ ‘Metamorphistes,’ and ‘Mice-feeders.’ A letter from a John Bartelot to Thomas Cromwell, dated 1535, revealing a scandalous passage in the life of the prior of Crutched Friars in London, is printed from the Cottonian MS. in Wright’s ‘Letters relating to the Suppression of Monasteries,’ p. 59 (Camden Soc.) A John Bartlet was vicar of Stortford, Essex, from 23 February 1555–6 until 5 March 1560–1. ‘One Barthlett, a divinity lecturer of St. Giles’, Cripplegate,’ was suspended by Bishop Grindal on 4 May 1566. It is probable that these notices refer to the author of the ‘Pedegrewe,’ whose name was very variously spelt.

John Allen (religious writer)

John Allen (1771–1839) was an English dissenting layman and religious writer.
Allen was born at Truro in 1771, educated there by Dr. Cardue, and afterwards kept an academy for thirty years at Hackney, where he died on 17 June 1839.
His major work, first published in 1816, was Modern Judaism; or a Brief Account of the Opinions, Traditions, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Jews in Modern Times (i.e. since the Christian era). It was reprinted in 1830. He also published:
an anonymous volume called The Fathers, the Reformers, and the Public Formularies of the Church of England in Harmony with Calvin and against the Bishop of Lincoln (1812);
Memoirs of Major-General Burn, 1815, on Andrew Burn;
a translation of Calvin’s Institutes;
some sermons of Danirel de Superville, 1816; and
Two Dissertations on Sacrifices from the Latin of William Owtram.

George Weideman

George Henry Weideman (2 July 1947 – 27 August 2008) was a South African poet and writer. Born in Cradock, Eastern Cape, he grew up between the Karoo of the Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape. He matriculated from Namakwaland High School in Springbok.