Short Audio Biographies
These audio biographies are meant more as listening comprehension exercises, than full-fledged biographies. Listen to them with your class at the beginning of a lesson around the authors' birthdays, thus introducing many new authors. Have your students take notes while listening; ask factual questions and see who can answer most of them. If the audio biography is too difficult for some students, hand out the transcript. Finish by recommending books to read.
I am always looking for native speakers, not necessarily professional speakers, to read biographies.
Right now I would like to add South African, Nigerian, and Irish authors. If you are from one of these countries or know someone who is, please get in touch with SwissEduc.