Ingrid J. Parker is a detective/mystery writer, best known for creating Sugawara Akitada, who solved crimes in Heian era of ancient Japan. She was born and raised in Germany, and until retirement taught English and Foreign Languages at Norfolk State University in Virginia. Writing detective mysteries set in ancient Japan was an incidental result of initial research into 11th century Japan out of professional interest in Japanese literature of the era.
Two expats in Seoul decided they wanted more creative jobs than teaching English. Today, they’re running a clothing store in Seoul’s hippest neighborhood, a microbrewery in the neighborhood where all the expats hang out and they’re in the middle of hosting a 20-episode TV series on Arirang about the expat life that’s called “Semipermanent.” | Asian WSJ
Sweden born actress, Maud Adams (1945) is fluent in five languages. Raised in Sweden, she later moved to Paris and New York to work for Eileen Ford. At this time, she was one of the highest paid and most exposed models in the world. Her acting career started in the 1970. She most known for her roles as two different Bond girls: in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), and as the title character in Octopussy (1983).
Novelist YOKO TAWADA. Born in Tokyo and a graduate of Waseda University, she moved to Hamburg when she was 22 to study for an MA in contemporary German lit at Hamburg University. She received her doctorate in German literature at the University of Zurich. Since 2006 she has lived in Berlin. She writes in both Japanese and German, and has published several books—stories, novels, poems, plays, essays—in both languages.
Greta Scacchi's rural dream turns to nightmare: Actress quits £850,000 home in row with neighbour
The actress GRETA SCACCHI was born in Milan, Italy, the daughter of an Italian art dealer and painter, and an English dancer and antiques dealer. Her parents divorced when she was four, and her mother returned to her native England with Greta and her two older brothers -- first to London, then to West Sussex. In 1975, after her mother's remarriage to Giovanni Carsaniga, the family settled in Perth, Australia. Greta returned to London to pursue her brilliant acting career.
“There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual . Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.” ~ Rumer Godden, from her memoir A House with Four Rooms, 1994 (portrait for Vogue magazine, 1947).