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 Atwood c Jean Malek web

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1939. She is the daughter of a forest entomologist, ...

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Raj

Rajeev Balasubramanyam was born in 1974 in Lancashire, and originates from Southern India. He is a g...

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Bandele Biyi Credit Manuel Vason

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

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Kevin Brooks New web

Kevin Brooks was born in 1959, grew up in Devon and now lives in North Yorkshire. He studied psychol...

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Kevin Crossley Holland casual small web

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

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Neil Gaiman c Kimberley Butler web

Neil Gaiman was born in Hampshire, UK, in 1960 and since 1992 has lived in the United States, curren...

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Keith Gray Photo

Keith Gray was born and brought up in Grimsby. At primary school he avoided books thinking they were...

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Frances Hardinge Author Photo c David Levenson

Frances Hardinge was born in Kent. She enjoyed a bookish childhood in an isolated old house on a hil...

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Michael Hulse is a poet, translator and critic. Born in 1955, he was brought up in Stoke-on-Trent an...

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Catherine Johnson Image web

Catherine Johnson is a novelist and screenwriter who lives in London. She was born in 1962 and studi...

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Marina Lewycka credit Ben McMillan 3

Marina Lewycka is of Ukrainian origin and was born in a refugee camp in Kiel, Germany, during World ...

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LingardJoan

Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh and spent her formative years in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She n...

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MacLaverty Bernard Credit Jude MacLaverty

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast in 1942, and moved to Scotland in 1975, where he lived in Edi...

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Simon Mawer Photo 1 concetta mawer

Simon Mawer was born in 1948 and spent his childhood in England, Cyprus and Malta. He studied zoolog...

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Sophie McKenzie was born in London, studied at university there, and worked as a journalist, an edit...

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Cliff McNish was born in Sunderland in 1962 and worked in the computer industry before taking up wri...

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Moggach Deborah Credit Urszula Soltys

Deborah Moggach was born in 1948 and studied English at Bristol University. She undertook a variety ...

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Mal Peet Walker Books

Mal Peet grew up in North Norfolk, and studied English and American Studies at the University of War...

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Meg Rosoff credit Zoe Norfolk

Meg Rosoff was born in 1956 in Boston, USA. She studied at Harvard University and left for England i...

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Fiona Sampson photo credit Ekaterina Voskresenskaya website

Fiona Sampson was born in London. After a brief career as a concert violinist, she studied at Oxford...

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