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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Biyi Bandele was born in Nigeria in 1967, and now lives in London. He has written several plays, and...


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Denis Bond first worked as an actor on stage and in television, then became a teacher for some years...


Melvyn Bragg

Broadcaster, writer and novelist Melvyn Bragg was born on 6 October, 1939 in Wigton, Cumbria, in the...


Ron Butlin Photo

Ron Butlin was born in 1949 in Edinburgh, Scotland and was educated at the University of Edinburgh. ...


Russell Celyn Jones c Jerry Bauer

Russell Celyn Jones is a novelist, feature writer and critic. He was raised in South Wales and now l...



Tracy Chevalier was born in 1962 and grew up in the US. She studied English at Oberlin College, Ohio...



Freelance writer, poet and translator, David Constantine was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1944. H...


Kevin Crossley Holland casual small web

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


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...



Playwright David Edgar was born in Birmingham on 26 February 1948. He was educated at Oundle School ...


Elfyn John Briggs web

Menna Elfyn was born in 1951 near Swansea, Wales and is known first and foremost as a poet. She is a...


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Tan Twan Eng was born in Penang in 1972 and grew up in Malaysia. He worked as an intellectual proper...


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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Poet and critic James Fenton was born in Lincoln in 1949, and was brought up in Yorkshire and Staffo...


Sue Fletcher by Graeme Cornes web

Susan Fletcher was born in Birmingham in 1979. She studied Creative Writing at the University of Eas...


Stephen Fry

Comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry was born in 1957 in London and brought up in Norfolk. He atte...


Janice Galloway large web

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


Andrew Gurr Photo

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


Mark Haddon c Rory Carnegie

Mark Haddon was born in Northampton in 1962.He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning l...