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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Candia McWilliam was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1955 and educated at Girton College, Cambridge....

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James Meek by Sophy Geering

James Meek was born in London in 1962 and grew up in Dundee. He worked as a reporter for 20 years, a...

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Pauline Melville was born in Guyana in 1948. She has worked as an actress, appearing in films such a...

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Christopher Meredith

Christopher Meredith was born in Tredegar, Wales in 1954 and studied at the University College of Wa...

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After a peripatetic childhood in Glasgow, Paris, London, Invergordon, Bergen and Perth, Denise Mina ...

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Rohinton Mistry was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India in 1952. He graduated with a degree in Mathem...

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David Mitchell Paul Stewart

Born in Southport in 1969, David Mitchell grew up in Malvern, Worcestershire, studying for a degree ...

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Timothy Mo was born in Hong Kong in 1950 to a Cantonese father and an English mother. He was educate...

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Marion Molteno grew up in South Africa and left after being involved in student protests against the...

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Michael Morpurgo Walker Books

Michael Morpurgo is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. ...

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Blake Morrison was born in Skipton, Yorkshire, in 1950. He was educated at the University of Notting...

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Ewan Morrison made his debut as an author with the collection of short stories, The Last Book You Re...

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Andrew Motion credit Johnny Ring

Professor Andrew Motion was born in London on 26 October 1952, and read English at University Colleg...

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Munro Alice Credit Robert Howard

Canadian writer Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, South West Ontario and has written short fiction sin...

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Beverley Naidoo was born into a white, middle-class family in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1943. S...

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Sir V(idiadhar) S(urajprasad) Naipaul was born in Chaguanas, Trinidad, on 17 August 1932, the eldest...

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Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, known as Shiva, was born in 1945 in Port of Spain, Trinidad (now Republ...

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Patrick Neate is a respected novelist, critic, scriptwriter and poet. His work has been published in...

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Courttia Newland was born in 1973 to parents of Caribbean heritage. In 1997, he published his first...

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Grace Nichols was born in Georgetown, Guyana, in 1950 and grew up in a small country village on the ...

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