Arthur Edward Waite was a scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer, R.A. Gilbert described him, “Waite’s name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultism←viewed as a spiritual tradition rather than as aspects of proto-science or as the pathology of religion.
Andrea Joy Cook is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer “JJ” Jareau on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. She has also appeared in films such as The Virgin Suicides (1999), Out Cold (2001), and Final Destination 2 (2003).
Alfred Elton van Vogt was a Canadian-born science fiction author regarded by some as one of the most popular and complex science fiction writers of the mid-twentieth century—the “Golden Age” of the genre.
van Vogt was born to Russian Mennonite family. Until he was four years old, van Vogt and his family spoke only a dialect of Low German in the home.
Alfred Charles Bowen Jr., known professionally as A. J. Bowen, is an American actor and producer. He starred in The Signal (2007) and A Horrible Way To Die (2010).
Bowen was born in Marietta, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia along with Jacob Gentry and David Bruckner. He was initially a musician.
Alfred Edward (A.E.) Housman was a noted classical scholar and a poet. To the wider public he is best known for his poem “A Shropshire Lad” (1896), while to his fellow classicists it is his critical editing of Manilius that has earned him enduring fame.
A. E. Hotchner is the author of many books and plays. He graduated from Washington University Law School in 1941, practiced law briefly, then served in the Air Force as a military journalist. After his stint in the armed forces, Hotchner met Ernest Hemingway, and the two spent the next 14 years as close friends. Hotchner is best known for Papa Hemingway, his 1966 biography of Ernest Hemingway, whose work he had adapted for plays and television.
Arthur Christopher Benson (24 April 1862 – 17 June 1925), was a British essayist, poet and author, and the 28th Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge
Angelo Bartlett “Bart” Giamatti was an American professor of English Renaissance literature, the president of Yale University, and the seventh Commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Alwar Balasubramaniam is a sculptor, painter, printmaker, and installation artist, currently based in Bangalore, India. His work, which focuses on the body and its material relationship to the world, has been the subject of international acclaim, and has been featured in museums and exhibitions worldwide.
Abraham B. Yehoshua (אברהם ב. יהושע) is one of Israel’s preeminent writers. His novels include A Journey to the End of the Millennium, The Liberated Bride, and A Woman in Jerusalem, which was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2007. He lives in Haifa.