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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Emily Berry was born in London and was the winner of an Eric Gregory Award in 2008. She studied for ...



Jan Blake is one of Europe's leading storytellers who has been performing world-wide since 1986. She...


Malika Booker

Malika Booker is a writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist, whose work spans literature, ed...


Alex Garland credit Tom Miller

Alex Garland was born in 1970 in London, and studied Art History at the University of Manchester. On...


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Ben Haggarty became a professional performance storyteller in 1981, having first worked as an 'image...


Molly press landscape 2015

Molly Naylor is the creator of the solo show, Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You, a coming-of-ag...



Patrick Neate is a respected novelist, critic, scriptwriter and poet. His work has been published in...



Roger Robinson is a writer and performer who lives between London and Trinidad. He has performed wor...


cat weatherill

Cat Weatherill is one of Europe's leading performance storytellers. She is also a bestselling childr...


From Our Blog

Journeys in Translation

By Emma Lee and Ambrose Musiyiwa

How does poetry travel across borders and languages? Ambrose Musiyiwa and Emma Lee, two poets from Leicester who are coordinating a multi-lingual poetry project called Journeys in Translations, discuss their inspirations and explain how you too can get involved.

Hay Festival Wales 2017 Podcast: Indian and Welsh authors explore the meaning of place

By Daisy Leitch

Welsh and Indian authors reflect on the theme of place in their writing at this podcast recorded at the Hay Festival Wales 2017. The poets took part in the Hay Mela: a series of events at Hay Festival that were part of the UK India Year of Culture 2017- a year of cultural exchange marking the 70th anniversary of India’s independence.

Hay Festival Wales 2017 Podcast: celebrating 30 years of the Hay festival with 30 reformations by writers

By Daisy Leitch

30 Reformations – 500 years after Martin Luther sparked a theological revolution with his 95 Theses, Hay Festival invited a series of world leading writers and thinkers to imagine a different world in conversations, lectures and essays. We spoke to 3 of the authors and asked what would you reform?

Hay Festival Wales 2017 Podcast: the importance of story telling and translation for young people

By Daisy Leitch

In this podcast, recorded at the Hay Festival 2017, we look at the importance of literature and books for young people: and we ask what is the value for younger readers of literature in translation and why is it important to discover stories from other countries?

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