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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Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate studied at Cambridge and Harvard universities. Well known as a biographer, critic, bro...

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Alan Bennett was born in 1934 in Leeds. He studied at Exeter College, Oxford, then after a period of...

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Steven Berkoff High Res

Writer, theatre director and actor Steven Berkoff was born in 1937 in Stepney, East London. Educated...

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Alan Bissett

Alan Bissett was born in 1975 in Falkirk, Scotland. David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’, re-released, was a...

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Malika Booker

Malika Booker is a writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist, whose work spans literature, ed...

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William Boyd c Marzena Pogorzaly web

William Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana, on 7 March 1952. He was educated at Gordonstoun School, Glasg...

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Writer of acclaimed and often controversial children's fiction, Melvin Burgess was born on 25 April ...

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Poet and novelist John Burnside was born on 19 March 1955 in Dunfermline, Scotland, and now lives in...

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Ron Butlin was born in 1949 in Edinburgh, Scotland and was educated at the University of Edinburgh. ...

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Byatt AS Credit Michael Trevillion

Dame A(ntonia) S(usan) Byatt was born on 24 August 1936 in Yorkshire. She was educated at a Quaker s...

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Ciaran Carson c Gerard Carson

Poet and novelist Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1948. After graduating fro...

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Russell Celyn Jones c Jerry Bauer

Russell Celyn Jones is a novelist, feature writer and critic. He was raised in South Wales and now l...

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Born in Calcutta, India, in 1962, Amit Chaudhuri was brought up in Bombay. He graduated from Univers...

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Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1965, poet Kate Clanchy was educated in Edinburgh and Oxford. She lived...

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Clark Polly Photo Ruth Clark

Polly Clark was born in Toronto, Canada in 1968 and was brought up in Cumbria, Lancashire and the Bo...

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Susanna Clarke web

Susanna Clarke was born in Nottingham in 1959, and spent her childhood in Northern England and Scotl...

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Clifton Pat McGuigan

Poet Harry Clifton was born in Dublin in 1952, and educated at Blackrock College and University Coll...

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Jonathan Coe High Res

Novelist Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge,...

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Richard Collins

Richard Collins lives near Aberystwyth and has worked as a farm labourer, gardener and estate worker...

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Freelance writer, poet and translator, David Constantine was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1944. H...

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