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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Claire Tomalin NEW 2011 credit Angus Muir website

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

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Barbara Trapido c Tony Kaplan website

Barbara Trapido was born in 1941 in Capetown, South Africa. She studied at the University of Natal, ...

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Tremain Rose NEW c David Kirkham website

Novelist Rose Tremain was born in 1943 in London. She was educated at the Sorbonne and is a graduate...

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William Trevor 2014 website

Novelist and short-story writer William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in the Republi...

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Yvonne Vera was born on 19 September 1964 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She was educated at York University...

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Joanna Walsh's books include Hotel (Bloomsbury UK and US Sept 2015), Vertigo (Dorothy, A Publishing ...

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Novelist, critic and cultural historian Marina Warner was born in London on 9 November 1946 to an En...

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Alan+Warner credit Gemma Day website

Scottish novelist Alan Warner was born in 1964. Together with Irvine Welsh and A. L. Kennedy he is s...

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Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters was born in 1966 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. She studied English Literature at the univers...

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Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Fay Weldon was born on 22 September 1931. She was brought up i...

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Welsh Irvine Credit Jeffrey Delannoy website

Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh in 1958. He lived in London after leaving school, but returned to...

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Timberlake Wertenbaker website

Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker grew up in the Basque country. She was Resident Writer for 'Shared...

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Arnold Wesker Mark Raines of MJR PHOTOGRAPHY website

Playwright Arnold Wesker was born on 24 May 1932 in Stepney in the East End of London. His father wa...

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Susan Wicks 173Joanna Eldredge Morrissey website

Poet and novelist Susan Wicks was born in Kent, England, in 1947. She read French at the Universitie...

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Winterson Jeanette Credit Sam Churchill website

Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959. She was adopted and brought up ...

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Tim Winton began his first novel, An Open Swimmer (1982), at the age of 19, while on a Creative Writ...

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