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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Margaret Elphinstone was born in 1948 in Kent, and educated at Queen's College, London and the Unive...

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Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta was born to Ibo parents in Lagos on 21 July 1944. She moved to Britai...

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Music journalist Kodwo Eshun is the author of More Brilliant than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Ficti...

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Novelist and short-story writer Michel Faber was born in Holland. He moved with his family to Austra...

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Fainlight Kitty Sullivan

Ruth Fainlight was born in New York City in 1931. She was educated in the United States and England,...

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Zoe Fairbairns c Roderick Field 1

Zoe Fairbairns was born in England on 20 December 1948, and educated at the University of St. Andrew...

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Elaine Feinstein c Martin Feinstein

Poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator Elaine Feinstein was born ...

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Fish Laura Credit Nigel Barklie web

Laura Fish was born in 1964. She studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and has o...

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Flanagan Richard Credit Ulf Anderson web

Richard Flanagan was born in 1961 in Tasmania. He left school at 16, later winning a Rhodes scholars...

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David Flusfeder c Kate Boxer

Novelist David Flusfeder was born in the US in 1960. His first novel, Man Kills Woman, was published...

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Giles Foden was born in Warwickshire in 1967. His family moved to Malawi in 1972 where he was brough...

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Aminatta Forna 3 credit Jonathan Ring web

Aminatta Forna was born in Glasgow, raised in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom and now divides he...

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Fowles John Credit Carolyn Djanodly

John Fowles was born at Leighton-on-Sea, Essex in 1926, where he lived until the outbreak of the Sec...

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Janice Galloway’s first novel, The Trick is to Keep Breathing (1989), now widely regarded as a Scott...

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Novelist Jane Gardam was born Jean Mary Pearson in Coatham, North Yorkshire on 11 July 1928. She was...

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Novelist Maggie Gee was born in Poole, Dorset, and educated at state schools and Somerville College,...

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Kadija George is a literary activist, editor and publisher. Of Sierra Leonean descent, she read West...

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Julia Golding was born in 1969 and grew up near Epping Forest. She studied English at Cambridge Univ...

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Caroline Graham was born on 17 July 1931 in Warwickshire, England. She was a factory worker for thre...

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Trevor Griffiths c Jo Clauwaert web

Trevor Griffiths was born in 1935 in Manchester. He graduated from Manchester University with a BA i...

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