Writers Directory

This unique, searchable database contains 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, and information about awards.

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Born in Dublin in 1930, Jennifer Johnston's first published novel was The Captains and the Kings (19...

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SUSANNA JONES 2013 credit Nora Gombos

Susanna Jones was born in 1967 and grew up in Yorkshire. She studied drama at London University wher...

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Karnezis Panos Credit Vana Avgerinou web

Panos Karnezis was born in Greece in 1967 and came to England in 1992. He studied engineering and wo...

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Jackie Kaye Website

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1961 to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. She w...

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Billy Kay web

Writer and broadcaster Billy Kay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1951 and read English Literature...

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Keates Jonathan Credit Jerry Bauer web

Jonathan Keates was born in Paris, France in 1946. Educated at Bryanston and Magdalen College, Oxfor...

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James Kelman 2012 USE CAngusBremner web

James Kelman's early fiction includes the short-story collections An Old Pub Near the Angel (1973) a...

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Kennedy A.L. Credit Geraint Low web

Novelist and short-story writer A(lison) L(ouise) Kennedy was born in Dundee, Scotland on 22 October...

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Hanif Kureishi was born in Kent and read philosophy at King’s College, London. In 1981 he won the Ge...

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Linton Kwesi Johnson was born in 1952 in Chapelton, Jamaica. He moved to London in 1963 to be with h...

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John le Carré (aka David Cornwell) was born in Dorset in 1931, and was educated at Sherborne School ...

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Tom Lee was born in Essex in 1974 and attended the University of East Anglia, the University of Cali...

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Deborah Levy web

Playwright, novelist and poet Deborah Levy (Fellow Royal Society of Literature) was born in 1959 in ...

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Toby Litt was born in Bedfordshire, England, in 1968. He read English at Worcester College, Oxford, ...

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Novelist and children's writer Penelope Lively was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1933 and brought up ther...

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Critic, novelist and broadcaster Adam Lively was born on 20 January 1961 in Swansea, Wales. His moth...

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Lodge David Credit Joel Kaplan web

Born in South London on 28 January 1935, Professor David Lodge is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of ...

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Kirsty Logan Credit Monkeytwizzle

Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. She is the author of The Rental Heart and Other Fairytale...

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Philip MacCann was born in Manchester, England in 1966. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin an...

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Shena Mackay was born in Edinburgh in 1944. She left school at the age of 16 after winning a poetry ...

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