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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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...

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Lucy Ellman c Caroline Forbes web

Novelist Lucy Ellmann was born on 18 October 1956 in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of biographer ...

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Margaret Elphinstone was born in 1948 in Kent, and educated at Queen's College, London and the Unive...

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Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta was born to Ibo parents in Lagos on 21 July 1944. She moved to Britai...

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Tan Twan Eng was born in Penang in 1972 and grew up in Malaysia. He worked as an intellectual proper...

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Lucy English was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in England. She studied English and American Literatu...

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Anne Enright was born in Dublin in 1962, studied English and Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, ...

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Music journalist Kodwo Eshun is the author of More Brilliant than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Ficti...

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Bernardine Evaristo was born in London to an English mother and Nigerian father. The fourth of eight...

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Michel Faber 8 c Eva Youren web

Novelist and short-story writer Michel Faber was born in Holland. He moved with his family to Austra...

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Jenni Fagan 2013 cr Urszula Soltys

Jenni Fagan’s critically acclaimed debut novel, The Panopticon, was published in 2012 and named one ...

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Fainlight Kitty Sullivan

Ruth Fainlight was born in New York City in 1931. She was educated in the United States and England,...

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Zoe Fairbairns was born in England on 20 December 1948, and educated at the University of St. Andrew...

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Helen Falconer

Novelist Helen Falconer was born and brought up in London. She was educated at Camden School for Gir...

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Poet Paul Farley was born in Liverpool, England in 1965 and studied at the Chelsea School of Art. He...

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Sebastian Faulks was born on 20 April 1953 and was educated at Wellington College and Emmanuel Colle...

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Elaine Feinstein c Martin Feinstein

Poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator Elaine Feinstein was born ...

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Alison Fell was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1944. She was educated at Dumfries Academy and Edinbur...

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Jasper Fforde was born in 1961 and spent his early career in the film industry. He is the author of ...

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William Fiennes was brought up in Oxfordshire and studied at Oxford University. His first book, The ...

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