Gijs van Hensbergen – ‘I’m a Euro-mongrel’

Gijs van Hensbergen – ‘I’m a Euro-mongrel’

About Gijis van Hensbergen Gijs van Hensbergen is a Dutch art historian, food critic and expert on Spain. He is an authority on Picasso and the author of six books, including Guernica: The Biography of a Twentieth-Century Icon, a biography of Gaudí, and most recently The Sagrada Família: Gaudí’s Heaven...

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David Ault – Giving voice to the words of Idries Shah

David Ault – Giving voice to the words of Idries Shah

About David Ault A polymath worthy of the Renaissance Age, David Ault is the voice of ISF’s audio editions. Working with his partner, Patrick – who handles the technical side of the recordings – he has brought new life to works as short as The Book of the Book, and...

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Daby Ihsan – ‘Stories are an essential element in a child’s life’

Daby Ihsan – ‘Stories are an essential element in a child’s life’

About Daby Ihsan Born in Iraq, Daby Ihsan is an award-winning illustrator and animator who has done the art work for two ISF children’s books – The Onion and Speak First and Lose. Profoundly original, her work perceives the East with extraordinary subtlety, drawing on her love for architecture and...

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Mark Salzman - 'A pseudo-Buddhist Westerner searching for enlightenment'

Mark Salzman - 'A pseudo-Buddhist Westerner searching for enlightenment'

Mark Salzman’s interest in all things Chinese began in childhood, when he first studied martial arts. He went on to wash dishes in a Chinatown restaurant just so he could learn Mandarin. After that, he studied Chinese language and literature at Yale University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude....

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