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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Copy of Taiye Selasi 2010 Nancy Crampton 3359 website

Selasi was born in London, England, and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, the elder of twin daught...


Will Self credit Chris Close 2014 website

Will Self was born in London in 1961. He graduated from Oxford University and began writing fiction,...



Born in 1952 in Calcutta, India, Vikram Seth was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Stanfor...



Qaisra Shahraz was born in Pakistan and brought up in Manchester, England, from the age of nine. She...


Helen Simpson was born in Bristol and grew up in London. She read English at Oxford University, wher...


lemnsissay website

Lemn Sissay is the author of five poetry collections: Tender Fingers in a Clenched Fist (1988); Rebe...


Ali Smith 2015 Sarah Wood website

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge.   Her books have won and been shortl...


Zadie Smith Credit Dominique Nabokov 2012 website

Novelist Zadie Smith was born in North London in 1975 to an English father and a Jamaican mother. Sh...


Ahdaf Soueif website

Novelist Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England, where she studied for a P...



Novelist and short-story writer Atima Srivastava was born in Mumbai, India, in 1961 and has lived in...


Peter Straughan c Casarotto Ramsay website

Playwright and screenwriter Peter Straughan was born in 1968 and grew up in Gateshead in the north-e...


Luke Sutherland website

Luke Sutherland was born in London and was brought up in Orkney by his adopted parents. He was educa...


Swift Graham Ekko Von Schwichow

Novelist Graham Swift was born in London in 1949. He was educated at Dulwich College, Queens' Colleg...


Meera Syal CURRENT High Res

Writer and actress Meera Syal was born in 1963 near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands and was educa...


DJ Taylor website

D.J. Taylor was born in 1960, studied at St John's College, Oxford and is a writer and critic. His c...


Adam Thirlwell c Peter Marlow at Magnum website

Adam Thirlwell was born in London in 1978. He is the author of three novels, Politics, The Escape an...


Matt Thorne credit Daniel Blumberg website

Matt Thorne was born in 1974, and grew up in Bristol. He studied at Cambridge University and is the ...


Thorpe Adam Credit Daniel Thorpe website

Poet, playwright and novelist Adam Thorpe was born in Paris in 1956 and grew up in India, Cameroon a...



Award-winning travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron was born in London on 14 June 1939. Educated ...


Claire Tomalin NEW 2011 credit Angus Muir website

Biographer Claire Tomalin was born in London in 1933. After graduating from Newnham College, Cambrid...