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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Kate Pullinger was born in British Columbia and educated on Vancouver Island. She moved to England w...

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Ravinder Randhawa was born in India and grew up in Warwickshire.  In 1984 she founded the Asian Wom...

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Ian Rankin is the UK's number one best-selling crime writer. He lives in Edinburgh, and writes abou...

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Mark Ravenhill

Playwright Mark Ravenhill was educated at Bristol University where he studied English and Drama, and...

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Ruth Rendell cr Jerry Bauer

Crime novelist Ruth Rendell was born on 17 February 1930 in London, and educated at Loughton County ...

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Oliver Reynolds

Oliver Reynolds was born in 1957 in Cardiff, Wales. He was educated at the University of Hull, where...

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Dan Rhodes c Emmily Rhodes

Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He studied Humanities at the University of Glamorgan and later returned...

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Francesca Rhydderch c Keith Morris

Francesca Rhydderch was born in Aberystwyth. Following completion of a PhD on Virginia Woolf and Kat...

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Dr Denise Riley was born in 1948 in Carlisle. She is Professor of the History of Ideas and of Poetry...

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Aileen Ritchie is the author of the play The Juju Girl (1999), first performed at the Traverse Theat...

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Michele Roberts c Viv Pegram

Novelist and poet Michèle Roberts was born in Hertfordshire, England, on 20 May 1949 to a French Cat...

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James Robertson 2010 credit Marianne Mitchelson

James Robertson is a poet, novelist, short story writer and editor who writes in English and Scots. ...

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Roger Robinson is a writer and performer who lives between London and Trinidad. He has performed wor...

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Monique Roffey is an award winning Trinidadian-born British writer. She has written four novels and ...

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Dilys Rose was born in Glasgow in 1954 and took a degree at Edinburgh University. She has held three...

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Prolific children's writer, Michael Rosen, was born in Middlesex in 1946 and studied English Languag...

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Leone Ross was born in Coventry, England, on 26 June 1969. She grew up in Jamaica, and studied at t...

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Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 19 June 1947. He went to school in Bombay and at R...

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Suhayl Saadi was born in Yorkshire in 1961 of Afghan-Pakistani parents, and grew up in Glasgow, beco...

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Ian Sansom is the author of The Truth About Babies: From A-Z (2002) and Ring Road (2004). He is a r...

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