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was born in Calcutta, India, in 1960, moved to Britain with
his family in 1965, and has grown up mainly in Glasgow, in
Scotland. He graduated in physics from Stratchclyde University,
and went on to do postgraduate studies in operational research
in Manchester University. He currently works as an operational
research analyst for an airline, and lives near London, UK,
with his wife and two children. What spare time he has apart
from his day job and family commitments, he likes to spend
reading, and listening to classical music. He also loves the
theatre, good conversation, and good whisky (he is a long-standing
member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society). Favourite authors
include Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Ibsen, Dickens, Chekhov, Joyce,
and Faulkner; and, amongst poets, Milton, Wordsworth, Yeats,
Tagore. On a lighter note, he is also an aficionado of the
Sherlock Holmes stories; old-fashioned ghost stories; and the
writings of P. G. Wodehouse. Favourite composers include
Mozart, Schubert, Bach, Beethoven, Verdi, Brahms, Sibelius,
Dale was born in a small town in the northern part of South Africa in the early 60's. Whilst still in infancy her family moved to Cape Town, where she attended school.
She graduated from high school and received further education in the United States and again in South Africa. She has subsequently furthered her education in the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Her career moved her around the world - one month Angola, then New York, Malawi, Los Angeles, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique. She has also travelled extensively on leisure.
In 1998 she immigrated to the United Kingdom and from there recently relocated to Belgium, continuing her nomadic lifestyle.
She is a published freelance writer and journalist and is currently working on a novel based on the dark days of apartheid and hopes her writings will expose both pre- and post-apartheid government officials of their crimes to date.
Rocco Dormarunno was born and raised in New York City. He earned his BA in Humanities from Brooklyn College, his MA in English literature and language from Rutgers University, and was a student at the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop. He has taught at each of those institutions, and currently teaches at he College of New Rochelle, Manhattan Campus. Along with his passion for literature, he also concentrated his studies in American and, specifically, New York City history. He and his wonderful wife Jenny live close to the city in West Orange, NJ.
Born in Missouri, but growing up in Los Angeles, Rance King now
lives in Arkansas and teaches AP English and journalism at Harrison High
School. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and is currently
doing graduate work in counseling. Teaching, writing, reading, and
traveling are his passions.
July's Contest Winner
Kat was born in the California Bay Area in 1983; she has been
living in exile in Davis for the past four years while finishing her B. A. in
English at the University of California. Her sad exile will end in her move to
San Francisco, where she looks forward to beginning her Masters in English
Literature and being told what to read for at least two more years. She enjoys scribbling, Rancid, and Chinese food. Her favorite authors and greatest influences are too numerous to name.