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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MacLaverty Bernard Credit Jude MacLaverty

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast in 1942, and moved to Scotland in 1975, where he lived in Edi...

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Malouf David Credit Conrad Del Villar

David Malouf was born in Queensland, Australia, in 1934 to a Lebanese-Christian father and English-J...

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Crime-writer Jessica Mann was born in London, England in 1937. She studied archaeology at Cambridge ...

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Hilary Mantel was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England on 6 July 1952. She studied Law at the London...

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Sarfraz Manzoor web

Sarfraz Manzoor is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. He was born near Faisalabad in 1971 and lef...

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Adam Marek

Adam Marek is an award-winning short story writer. He won the 2011 Arts Foundation Short Story Fello...

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Adam Mars Jones credit Sarah Lee

Writer and critic Adam Mars-Jones was born in London in 1954. Educated at Westminster School and Tri...

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Yann Martel was born in Salamanca, Spain, in 1963, of Canadian parents who were doing graduate studi...

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S. I. Martin was born in Bedford and has worked as a journalist for The Voice and Bulletin. He is th...

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Allan Massie was born on 19 October 1938 in Singapore, and was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmo...

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Sarah May was born in Northumberland, England in 1972. She studied English at London University and ...

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Playwright and novelist Patrick McCabe was born in 1955 in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. He was ...

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Alexander McCall Smith was born in Zimbabwe and educated both there and in Scotland. He worked as a ...

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Tom McCarthy was born in 1969 and grew up in London. His debut novel, Remainder, was initially rejec...

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Ian McEwan was born on 21 June in 1948 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. He spent much of his childh...

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Award-winning poet, playwright, broadcaster and children's author Roger McGough was born on 9 Novemb...

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McGuinness Patrick Credit Barney Jones

Patrick McGuinness was born in Tunisia in 1968.  He is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford, where...

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Scottish novelist William McIlvanney was born in 1936 in Kilmarnock, the son of a miner. He graduate...

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Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955, studied at Nottingham University and taught for some...

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Born in Belfast, Paul McVeigh began his award-winning writing career as a playwright before moving t...

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