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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Novelist Jim Crace was born in Hertfordshire, England, in 1946 and was brought up in north London. H...

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Kevin Crossley-Holland was born in 1941 in North Buckinghamshire and grew up in the Chilterns. He st...

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Rachel Cusk c Siemon Scammell Katz web

Rachel Cusk was born in Canada in 1967 and spent much of her childhood in Los Angeles before finishi...

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Poet, playwright and novelist Julia Darling was born on 21 August 1956 in Winchester, England, and w...

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Toni Davidson was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1965. He is the editor of two anthologies of short storie...

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Peter Ho Davies was born in 1966 to Welsh and Chinese parents. He has degrees in Physics and English...

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Carys Davies is the author of a novel, West, and two collections of short stories, Some New Ambush a...

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Jill Dawson was born in Durham and grew up in Staffordshire, Essex and Yorkshire. She read American ...

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Novelist Louis de Bernières was born in London in 1954. He joined the army at 18 but left after spen...

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John F. Deane was born on Achill Island in 1943. He is the author of several poetry collections and ...

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Novelist, short-story writer and children's author Anita Desai was born in 1937 in Mussoorie, India....

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Award-winning poet, author and playwright Chris Dolan was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His first play,...

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Doyle Roddy Credit Mark Nixon

Born in Dublin in 1958, Roddy Doyle was educated by the Christian Brothers and at Trinity College, D...

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Poet, playwright and freelance writer Carol Ann Duffy was born on 23 December 1955 in Glasgow and re...

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Stella Duffy web

Stella Duffy was born in London in 1963 and spent her childhood in New Zealand. Her novels are: Sing...

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Ian Duhig was born in London. He has won the National Poetry Competition twice, and in 1994 was name...

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Patricia Duncker was born in Kingston, Jamaica on 29 June 1951. She attended school in England and, ...

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Professor Douglas Dunn was born on on 23 October 1942 in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. He was educated fi...

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Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 1958 and was educated at Corpus Christi Colle...

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Zena Edwards is a poet and performer who uses song, movement and global influences as a jump-off for...

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