Jenny Clements is a full-time latte drinker, partner to Simon, and mother to Abe and Samuel. She studied life drawing, then worked as marketing manager at a large architectural firm before having Abe and turning her creative talent to books. She has lived in England, Israel, and Italy, and she currently lives in Auckland, N.Z. "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait" was created by a team of award-winning writers, photographers, and researchers in collaboration with Mandela's closest living comrades from Robben Island, Mac Maharaj and Ahmed Kathrada. Among the narrative contributors are biographer Mike Nichol and three interviewers personally selected by Nelson Mandela: Ros Coward, Professor Tim Couzens, and Amina Frense.