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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Anne Fine no credit web

Anne Fine is a distinguished writer for both adults and children.  Her novel Goggle-Eyes (1989) won ...


Fischer Tibor Credit Charles Glover

Tibor Fischer was born in Stockport, England in 1959 to Hungarian parents, both professional basketb...


Fish Laura Credit Nigel Barklie web

Laura Fish was born in 1964. She studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and has o...


Flanagan Richard Credit Ulf Anderson web

Richard Flanagan was born in 1961 in Tasmania. He left school at 16, later winning a Rhodes scholars...


Sue Fletcher by Graeme Cornes web

Susan Fletcher was born in Birmingham in 1979. She studied Creative Writing at the University of Eas...


David Flusfeder c Kate Boxer

Novelist David Flusfeder was born in the US in 1960. His first novel, Man Kills Woman, was published...


leontia flynn

Leontia Flynn was born in County Down in 1974, and completed a Ph.D. at Queen's University, Belfast....



Giles Foden was born in Warwickshire in 1967. His family moved to Malawi in 1972 where he was brough...


Aminatta Forna 3 credit Jonathan Ring web

Aminatta Forna was born in Glasgow, raised in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom and now divides he...


Forster Margaret Credit Steve Poole Scope Features

Biographer and novelist Margaret Forster was born in Carlisle on 25 May 1938. Educated at Somerville...


Adam Foulds 1 c Charla Jones web

Adam Foulds was born and raised in London. He studied English at St Catherine's College, Oxford, and...


Fowles John Credit Carolyn Djanodly

John Fowles was born at Leighton-on-Sea, Essex in 1926, where he lived until the outbreak of the Sec...


Karen Fransman photo web

Karrie Fransman was born in Edinburgh. She studied psychology and sociology at the University of Lee...


Michael Frayn credit Ekko von Schwichow web

Playwright, novelist and translator Michael Frayn was born in London on 8 September 1933. After two ...


esther freud cEmily Greene

Esther Freud was born in London in 1963, one of the daughters of the painter Lucian Freud. As a youn...


Stephen Fry

Comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry was born in 1957 in London and brought up in Norfolk. He atte...


Fuller John Credit Paul Stuart web

Poet, novelist and critic John Fuller was born on 1 January 1937 in Ashford, Kent. His father was th...


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...



Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962, where his father was prison governor at Camp Hil...


Janice Galloway large web

Janice Galloway’s first novel, The Trick is to Keep Breathing (1989), now widely regarded as a Scott...