About the Directory

This unique, searchable database contains up-to-date profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth's most important living writers, as well as writers from these regions whom we have worked with.

Included in the profiles are biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews, prize information and photographs. We have a long list of authors who are being added to the site regularly.

The Writers Directory was formerly contained within the Contemporary Writers website. And just like the website, this Directory only includes authors we work with and major prizewinners from the UK, Republic of Ireland and the Commonwealth. An editorial panel consisting of a British Council senior literature specialist, along with an external consultant meet to assess applications and requests to be listed on the site according to the above stated criteria.

Some of the views expressed are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent those of the British Council.