A freelance journalist for 25 years, Jeff Evans is author of more than 20 books. These include the acclaimed Penguin TV Companion, Evans’ TV Trivia and Midsomer Murders: the Making of an English Crime Classic. He was editor of CAMRA’s national Good Beer Guide for eight years and, among numerous awards, has been judged Beer Writer of the Year. His other beer books include The Good Bottled Beer Guide, A Beer a Day and The Book of Beer Knowledge. He has also written travel books and compiled questions for TV quiz shows and board games. His history of rock and pop on tv (We Hope You Have Enjoyed the Show) is published by Omnibus Press in September 2016.
A former Chief District Judge in Hong Kong, Wayne is internationally famous for bringing Sudoku to the world. He discovered the puzzle in Japan and spent six years developing a computer program that would generate perfect puzzles. He turned up at The Times without an appointment one day in Autumn 2004 and showed the puzzle to the features editor. The rest is the story of an extraordinary phenomenon: Sudoku transformed the puzzle pages of the newspapers and provided hours of brain-teasing entertainment to people of all ages. His proudest achievement is to be named in Time magazine’s Most Influential 100 list in 2006.
Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is a Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College and Lecturer in International Security at the University of Chicago. He completed his PhD from the University of Cambridge and served as an International Security Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a World Fellow at Yale. Over the years he has met and advised numerous world leaders on policy development and was ranked as a Top 100 Global Thinker by the European Social Think Tank in 2010 and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He has written hundreds of opinion pieces for publications around the globe including the Daily Telegraph, Foreign Policy, Chicago Tribune, LA Times. His book on the Rohingya (The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide) was published by Hurst in May 2016.