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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Mark Haddon c Rory Carnegie

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


David Harsent credit Simon Harsent

David Harsent has received a number of literary awards, including the T.S. Eliot Prize, an Eric Greg...



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


Justin Hill Photo

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


Hollinghurst Alan Credit Robert Taylor

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



Born in Dublin in 1930, Jennifer Johnston's first published novel was The Captains and the Kings (19...


Anthony Joseph c Edwige Hamben web

Anthony Joseph is a Trinidad-born poet, musician and lecturer. In 2004, he was chosen by Decibel and...


Deborah Levy web

Playwright, novelist and poet Deborah Levy (Fellow Royal Society of Literature) was born in 1959 in ...


Penelope Lively use this one

Novelist and children's writer Penelope Lively was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1933 and brought up ther...



Critic, novelist and broadcaster Adam Lively was born on 20 January 1961 in Swansea, Wales. His moth...


Playwright and novelist Sharman Macdonald was born in Glasgow in 1951. Educated at the University of...


Aonghas MacNeacail

Aonghas Macneacail was born in 1942 on the Isle of Skye, and attended Glasgow University from 1968-1...


Malouf David Credit Conrad Del Villar

David Malouf was born in Queensland, Australia, in 1934 to a Lebanese-Christian father and English-J...


Hilary Mantel no credit web

Hilary Mantel was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England on 6 July 1952. She studied Law at the London...


Glyn Maxwell photo by Kelly Hill

Glyn Maxwell was born in 1962 in Welwyn Garden City, England. He read English at Oxford University a...


Ian McEwan was born on 21 June in 1948 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. He spent much of his childh...


William McIlvanney 010

Scottish novelist William McIlvanney was born in 1936 in Kilmarnock, the son of a miner. He graduate...


James Meek by Sophy Geering

James Meek was born in London in 1962 and grew up in Dundee. He worked as a reporter for 20 years, a...


Michael Morpurgo Walker Books

Michael Morpurgo is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. ...


Morrison Blake Credit Getty Images

Blake Morrison was born in Skipton, Yorkshire, in 1950. He was educated at the University of Notting...