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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Trezza Azzopardi

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


Paul Bailey c Jonathan Ring web

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



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


Biyi Bandele was born in Nigeria in 1967, and now lives in London. He has written several plays, and...


John Banville

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


Nicola Barker c Tony Davis

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


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 educa...


Nick Barlay

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


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


Simon Barraclough c Jamie Ryan

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


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 acade...


Neil Bartlett c Camilla Broadbent 2 web

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


Jonathan Bate

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


bathhurst bella

Bella Bathurst is a fiction and non-fiction writer, and photographer, born in London and living in S...



Stephen Baxter was born in Liverpool in 1957 and studied maths at Cambridge University and engineeri...


ned web

Ned Beauman was born in London. His debut novel, Boxer, Beetle, won the Goldberg Prize for Outstandi...


Ronan Bennett

Ronan Bennett was born on 14 January 1956 in Belfast, Ireland. He was educated at King's College, Lo...


Alan+Bennett credit Alex Bailey courtesy of History Boys Ltd

Alan Bennett was born in 1934 in Leeds. He studied at Exeter College, Oxford, then after a period of...


Patrick Benson

Patrick Benson was born in 1956 and was educated at Eton. He studied classical drawing in Florence, ...



Tara Bergin was born and grew up in Dublin, and moved to England in 2002. In 2012 she completed her ...