Born in New York City on14 August 1947, Danielle Steel embarked on a career in advertising before publishing her first novel, Going Home, in 1973. What I care about most: my children. They are my life and always have been. When they were younger, I was a full time, hands-on Mom by day, and wrote at night. The hardest thing that ever happened to me as many of you know was when my son Nick died, when he was 19, in 1997. Read Danielle Steel Biography and Profile.
Justin Trudeau, Author, Teacher, born December 25, 1971, Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister. He was first elected to the Canadian Parliament in 2008. In 2013, Trudeau became the leader of the Liberal Party. He and his party won an impressive victory in 2015 with Trudeau becoming the country’s second youngest prime minister. Read Justin Trudeau Biography and Profile.
Angela Davis, born on January 26, 1944, a Women’s Rights Activist, Scholar, Academic, Civil Rights Activist, Activist. Angela Davis joined U.S. Communist Party, jailed for charges related to a prison outbreak. She wrote Women, Race & Class. Read Angela Yvonne Davis Biography and Profile.
Joanne Rowling (Joanne Kathleen Rowling) born 31 July 1965. J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling has received many honours and awards. J.K. Rowling supports a number of causes and organisations, mainly through her charitable trust, Volant. Read JK Rowling Biography and Profile.
Tomi Adeyemi, born 1 August 1993, a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. Tomi is known for her book Children of Blood and Bone, the first in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, Tomi Adeyemi received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Read Tomi Adeyemi Biography and Profile.
Born in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 June 1945, Aung San Suu Kyi spent much of her early adult years abroad before returning home and becoming an activist against the brutal rule of dictator U Ne Win. She was placed under house arrest in 1989 and spent 15 of the next 21 years in custody, winning the 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace along the way. Read Aung San Suu Kyi Biography and Profile.
Andrea Levy’s father sailed from Jamaica to England on the Empire Windrush ship and her mother joined him soon after. Andrea born 7 March 1956, UK, wrote The Long Song. Read Andrea Levy Biography and Profile.
Who Was Maya Angelou? Marguerite Annie Johnson Angelou (April 4, 1928 to May 28, 2014). Angelou received several honors throughout her career, including two NAACP Image Awards in the outstanding literary work (nonfiction) category, in 2005 and 2009. Read Marguerite Annie Johnson Angelou.
Born on February 8, 1955, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, John Grisham worked as an attorney and Mississippi legislator before becoming a best-selling novelist with works like The Firm, The Pelican Brief and A Time to Kill, all of which were turned into hit films. Read John Grisham Jr Biography.