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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Emma Donoghue Mark Raynes Roberts web

Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin in 1969 and studied English and French at University College, Dubli...


Tishani Doshi 1 Denzil Sequeira web

Tishani Doshi is a writer and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati origin. She was born in Madras, India, in 197...


Doughty+Louise credit Charlie Hopkinson web

Louise Doughty is the author of several novels and one book of non-fiction, and also writes radio pl...


Born in Dublin in 1958, Roddy Doyle was educated by the Christian Brothers and at Trinity College, D...


Margaret Drabble Colour c Ruth Corney cleared for all use + foreign publishers web

Novelist, biographer and critic Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield on 5 June 1939. She was educa...


Duffy Carol Ann Michael Woods 2006 FOR USE web

Poet, playwright and freelance writer Carol Ann Duffy was born on 23 December 1955 in Glasgow and re...


Stella Duffy web

Stella Duffy was born in London in 1963 and spent her childhood in New Zealand. Her novels are: Sing...


Sarah Dunant photo

Novelist, broadcaster and critic Sarah Dunant was born in 1950, and was educated at Godolphin and La...


Glen Duncan c Kim Teasdale

Glen Duncan was born in Bolton in 1965, and studied philosophy and literature at Lancaster Universti...



Patricia Duncker was born in Kingston, Jamaica on 29 June 1951. She attended school in England and, ...


dunn 1

Professor Douglas Dunn was born on on 23 October 1942 in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. He was educated fi...


Joe Dunthorne 2011 credit Angus Muir

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea, and is a graduate of the University of East Anglia...


Durcan Paul Credit Mark Condren web

Poet Paul Durcan was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 16 October 1944. He was educated at University Coll...


Geoff Dyer by Matt Stuart

Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 1958 and was educated at Corpus Christi Colle...



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



Zena Edwards is a poet and performer who uses song, movement and global influences as a jump-off for...


YE 2 web

Yvvette Edwards was born in Barnet and grew up in Hackney, London. She has worked for some time in h...


Susah Elderkin 8 c Johnny Ring web

Susan Elderkin was born in 1968 and grew up in Leatherhead, Surrey. She studied English at Cambridge...


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...


Inua Ellams photo c Oliver Holms web

Inua Ellams was born in Nigeria in 1984 and moved to the UK as a child. He is a poet, performer, pla...