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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Kirsty Gunn

Kirsty Gunn was born in 1960 in New Zealand and educated at Queen Margaret College and Victoria Univ...

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Abdulrazak Gurnah c Mark Pringle web

Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in 1948 on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of East Africa. ...

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Professor Andrew (John) Gurr was born on 23 December 1936 in Leicester. He grew up in New Zealand an...

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John Guy was born in Australia in 1949 and came to England in 1952, growing up in Watford and Lancas...

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Helon Habila 2010

Poet and prose fiction writer Helon Habila studied Literature at the University of Jos and lectured ...

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Sarah+Hall credit Nadav+Kander web

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She took a degree in English and Art History at Aberystwyth ...

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David Harsent credit Simon Harsent

David Harsent has published nine full collections of poetry and several limited editions, and has re...

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James Hawes was born in 1960 and grew up in Gloucestershire, Edinburgh and Shropshire. After graduat...

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Iain Heggie was born in Glasgow in 1953. His Mobil prize-winning play, A Wholly Healthy Glasgow (198...

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Zoe Heller c Jacques Brouchier NEW PLEASE USE web

Zoe Heller was born in London in 1965 and educated at Oxford University and Columbia University, New...

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Philip Hensher was born in London in 1965 and was educated at Oxford University. His doctoral thesis...

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Tania Hershman Photo c Lou Abercrombie

Tania Hershman is the author of two story collections: My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions (Tan...

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Justin Hill Photo

Justin Hill was born in the Bahamas in 1971, and moved to the family's native Yorkshire three years ...

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Hill Susan Credit Ben Graville

Novelist, children's writer and playwright Susan (Elizabeth) Hill was born in Scarborough, England, ...

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Tobias Hill c John Foley web

Poet and novelist Tobias Hill was born in London, England, on 30 March 1970. He read English at Suss...

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lauraHirdnew

Laura Hird was born in 1966. She studied Contemporary Writing at Middlesex Polytechnic. In 1997 she ...

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Hollinghurst Alan Credit Robert Taylor

Alan Hollinghurst was born in Stroud in Gloucestershire, England in 1954 and was educated at Magdale...

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Rachel Holmes c Sarah Hickson web

Rachel Holmes’ new book, Eleanor Marx: A Life was published by Bloomsbury in 2014, described by Gold...

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Kazuo+Ishiguro credit Jeff+Cottenden web

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, on 8 November 1954. He came to Britain in 1960 when his ...

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Howard Jacobson c Jenny Jacobson web

Born in Manchester, England in 1942, novelist and broadcaster Howard Jacobson was educated at Cambri...

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