Buwei Yang Chao’s famed 1945 cookbook helped coined the phrase “stir-fry.” “Wrapling” and “rambling,” her words for the simple and ruffle-edged dumplings, were less successful.
Diver Vicki Manalo Draves won two gold medals in rations-enforced London. To celebrate, she ate horse.
Hari Kunzru was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He is the author of four novels, The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions, and Gods Without Men. His short stories and novels have appeared in diverse publications including The New York Times, The Guardian,The New Yorker, Financial Times, and Wired. He lives in New York City.
Kamila Shamsie is the author of five novels: In the City by the Sea; Kartography; Salt and Saffron; Broken Verses and Burnt Shadows which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into more than twenty languages.Three of her novels have received awards from Pakistan's Academy of Letters. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2013 was named a Granta's Best of Young British Novelist. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London.