Writers Directory

This searchable database contains profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth's most important writers. Each profile includes a biography, bibliography, critical reviews and information about awards.

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Aslam+Nadeem credit Richard Lea Hair web

Nadeem Aslam was born in Pakistan in 1966 and moved to the UK as a teenager, his family settling in ...

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Kate Atkinson CURRENT c Euan Myles

Kate Atkinson was born in York in 1951 and studied English Literature at Dundee University.After gra...

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TashAw StacyLiu 2106 Version 3 web

Tash Aw was born in Taiwan to Malaysian parents and grew up in Kuala Lumpar.He moved to England in h...

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Alan Ayckbourn c Adrian Gatie web

Sir Alan Ayckbourn was born in London in 1939, and has worked in theatre all his life.He has underta...

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Trezza Azzopardi

Trezza Azzopardi was born in Cardiff.She studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia a...

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Paul Bailey c Jonathan Ring web

Writer and broadcaster Paul Bailey was born on 16 February 1937.He won a scholarship to the Central ...

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Raj

Rajeev Balasubramanyam was born in 1974 in Lancashire, and his family comes from Southern India.He i...

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Iain Bamforth was born in 1959 into a Plymouth Brethren family and grew up in Glasgow, where he atte...

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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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John Banville

Irish novelist John Banville was born in Wexford in Ireland in 1945.He was educated at a Christian B...

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Nicola Barker c Tony Davis

Nicola Barker was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, in 1966.She spent part of her life in South Africa bu...

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Pat Barker c Justine Stoddard 2015 USE THIS ONE web

Novelist Pat Barker was born in Thornaby-on-Tees in Yorkshire, England, on 8 May 1943.She was educat...

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Patrick Barkham was born in 1975 in Norfolk and  educated at Cambridge University. He is a national ...

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Nick Barlay

Nick Barlay is the author of three novels: Curvy Lovebox (1997), Crumple Zone (2000) and Hooky Gear ...

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Novelist Julian Barnes was born in Leicester on 19 January 1946, and was educated at the City of Lon...

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Simon Barraclough c Jamie Ryan

Simon Barraclough was born and raised in Huddersfield and studied at the universities of Nottingham ...

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Sebastian Barry credit Photograph courtesy of the Irish Times

Sebastian Barry was born on 5 July 1955 in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin.His academ...

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Neil Bartlett c Camilla Broadbent 2 web

Neil Bartlett was born in 1958 in Hertfordshire, and is a writer, playwright, translator, performer ...

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Susan Bassnett photo web

Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Centre for Translation and Comparative ...

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Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate studied at Cambridge and Harvard universities. Well known as a biographer, critic, bro...

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