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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Philip Norman was born in London in 1943 and grew up on the Isle of Wight. He is a biographer, novel...

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OBrienSean Moira Conway

Poet Sean O'Brien was born in London, England, on 19 December 1952 and grew up in Hull. He was educa...

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Irish novelist and short-story writer Edna O'Brien was born on 15 December 1930 in Tuamgraney, Count...

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Born in Northern Ireland in 1972, Maggie O'Farrell grew up in Wales and Scotland. She has worked as ...

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Poet and novelist Ben Okri was born in 1959 in Minna, northern Nigeria, to an Igbo mother and Urhobo...

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Ondaatje Michael Credit Beowulf Sheehan

Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka on 12 September 1943. He moved to England in 1954, and in 196...

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Diriye Osman credit Tom Hensher

Diriye Osman was born in Somalia in 1983 and raised in Kenya and London. He is a short story writer,...

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Julianne Pachico was born in Cambridge (U.K.) and grew up in Cali (Colombia). She is currently compl...

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Padel Ruth Credit Alex Phoundoulakis

Ruth Padel was born in London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Zoological Soc...

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Writer, poet and playwright Janet Paisley writes for stage, television, radio and screen. She was a ...

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Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a writer of poetry, prose and articles, and has published 3 poetry chapbooks: ...

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Parks Tim Credit Basso Cannarsa

Tim Parks was born in Manchester, England in 1954, spent his adolescence in London and studied at Ca...

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Brian Patten made his name in the 1960s as one of the Liverpool Poets, alongside Adrian Henri and Ro...

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Glenn Patterson was born in Belfast in 1961 and studied on the Creative Writing MA at the University...

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Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 25 January 1949, poet, critic and playwright Tom (Thomas Neilson) Pauli...

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David Peace was born in 1967 and grew up in Ossett, near Wakefield. He left Manchester Polytechnic i...

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Tim Pears

Tim Pears was born in Tonbridge Wells, Kent, on 15 November 1956. He graduated from the National Fil...

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Originally a Natural Sciences graduate with a PhD in optoelectronics, Mario Petrucci works as a free...

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Writer Mike Phillips was born in Georgetown, Guyana. He came to Britain as a child and grew up in Lo...

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Rob Pope is Professor of English at the School of Humanities, Oxford Brookes University. He has work...

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