Authors

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Paavo Nurmi

Paavo Johannes Nurmi was a Finnish runner. Born in Turku, he was one of the Flying Finns, a group of sportspeople which also included Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola and others for their achievements in running. During the 1920s, Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner worldwide, setting 22 official world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km.

Type: AthleteNationality: Finnish

Pablo Casals

Pau Casals i Defilló, known during his professional career as Pablo Casals, was a Spanish cellist and conductor, born in the region of Catalonia. He is generally regarded as the pre-eminent cellist of the first half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest cellists of all time.

Type: MusicianNationality: Spanish

Pablo de Sarasate

Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués was a Spanish violinist and composer of the Romantic period.

Type: Musician, composer, conductor, violinistNationality: Spanish

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Type: Writer, poet, diplomatNationality: Chilean

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France.

Type: ArtistNationality: Spanish

Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Emilio Juan Pedro Sandoval Jr. (born August 11, 1986) is a Venezuelan professional baseball third baseman for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in Major League Baseball for the Giants and the Boston Red Sox. He stands 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighs 268 pounds (122 kg). He previously played portions of three seasons for the Boston Red Sox and seven seasons for the San Francisco Giants. Nicknamed "Kung Fu Panda", Sandoval is a two-time All-Star and has won three World Series championships with the Giants. Sandoval hit three home runs in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series, becoming the fourth person to hit three home runs in a World Series game, and was named the World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP). During the offseason, he plays for the Navegantes del Magallanes of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

Type: baseball playerNationality: Venezuela

Pablo Schreiber

Pablo Tell Schreiber (born April 26, 1978) is a Canadian-American actor, known for his dramatic stage work and for his portrayal of Nick Sobotka on The Wire and for his role of George "Pornstache" Mendez on Orange Is the New Black, for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Awake and Sing! on Broadway. He also narrated the audiobook version of Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho, and is one of the leads in Den of Thieves.

Type: stage actor,television actor,film actorNationality: Canada,United States of America

Paddy Ashdown

Jeremy John Durham Ashdown, Baron Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, GCMG, KBE, PC, usually known as Paddy Ashdown, is a British politician and diplomat.

Type: PoliticianNationality: British

Paddy Chayefsky

Sidney Aaron Paddy Chayefsky, was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the one of only two people to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. The other three time winners, Francis Ford Coppola, Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, have all shared their awards with co-writers.

Type: Dramatist, playwrightNationality: American

Paddy Considine

Patrick George Considine (born 5 September 1973) is an English actor, filmmaker and musician. He has played a number of dark, troubled and morally or mentally ambiguous characters. Considine frequently collaborates with director Shane Meadows. He has starred in supporting roles in films such as 24 Hour Party People (2002), In America (2003), My Summer of Love (2004), Cinderella Man (2005), Hot Fuzz (2007), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The World's End (2013) and Macbeth (2015), and leading roles in A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), Dead Man's Shoes (2004), The Cry of the Owl (2009), Blitz (2011), Honour (2014) and The Girl with All the Gifts (2016).

Type: screenwriter,photographer,actor,musician,film director,film actorNationality: United Kingdom

Padgett Powell

Padgett Powell (born April 25, 1952 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American novelist in the Southern literary tradition. His debut novel, Edisto (1984), was nominated for the American Book Award and was excerpted in The New Yorker.Powell has written five more novels—including A Woman Named Drown (1987), Edisto Revisited (1996), a sequel to his debut, Mrs. Hollingsworth's Men (2000), The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? (2009), and You & Me (2012), his most recent—and three collections of short stories. In addition to The New Yorker, Powell's work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's, Grand Street, Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications.

Type: novelistNationality: United States of America

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi, Lady Rushdie ( Tamil: பத்மா லட்சுமி, pronounced [ˈpəd̪maː ˈləkʃmiː]; born Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan; September 1, 1970) is an American author, actress, model, television host, and executive producer. Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US cooking competition program Top Chef since season two in 2006 (entering season 16 December 2018) for which she received an Emmy nomination in 2009 for Outstanding Reality Host. Her debut memoir Love, Loss and What We Ate was released on International Women's Day, March 8, 2016.

Type: actor,television presenter,model,television actorNationality: United States of America,India

Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior is the former Chief Executive Officer of NIO U.S as well as a member of its board of directors. In these capacities, she is responsible for the brains of NIO's autonomous electric vehicles and the overall user experience. She is based in San Jose, CA where NIO U.S. is headquartered.

Type: businessperson,engineerNationality: India

Padraic Pearse

Patrick Henry Pearse was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. He was declared President of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic in one of the bulletins issued by the Rising's leaders, a status that was however disputed by others associated with the rebellion both then and later.

Type: WriterNationality: Irish

Pafnuty Chebyshev

Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev was a Russian mathematician. His name can be alternatively transliterated as Chebychev, Chebysheff, Chebyshov, Tchebychev or Tchebycheff, or Tschebyschev or Tschebyscheff.

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Page McConnell

Page Samuel McConnell is an American multi-instrumentalist most noted for his work as a songwriter and keyboardist with the American rock band Phish.

Type: Musician, songwriterNationality: American