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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Gross photo Zelie Gross

Philip Gross was born in 1952 in North Cornwall. His father's history as a wartime refugee from Esto...


Romesh Gunesekera c Yemisi Blake web

Romesh Gunesekera was born in 1954 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippine...


Kirsty Gunn

Kirsty Gunn was born in 1960 in New Zealand and educated at Queen Margaret College and Victoria Univ...


Guo Xiaolu Credit Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo is a novelist, essayist, screenwriter and film maker. She was born in south-eastern China...


Sunetra jpeg2 web

Sunetra Gupta was born in Calcutta, India, on 15 March 1965 and spent her childhood in Ethiopia and ...


Abdulrazak Gurnah c Mark Pringle web

Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in 1948 on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of East Africa. ...


Andrew Gurr Photo

Professor Andrew (John) Gurr was born on 23 December 1936 in Leicester. He grew up in New Zealand an...



John Guy was born in Australia in 1949 and came to England in 1952, growing up in Watford and Lancas...


Helon Habila 2010

Poet and prose fiction writer Helon Habila studied Literature at the University of Jos and lectured ...


Mark Haddon c Rory Carnegie

Mark Haddon was born in Northampton in 1962. He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning ...


Hadfield Caroline Forbes

Jen Hadfield was born in Cheshire in 1978, and studied English Language and Literature at the Univer...


Tessa Hadley lives in Cardiff and teaches Literature and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, he...


RichMix ManosFotiou2 web

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


Rahman Zia c Katherine Rose

A Western novelist with Eastern roots, Zia Haider Rahman was born in the Bangladesh region of Sylhet...


matt haig c Clive Doyle 2

Matt Haig was born in 1975 in Sheffield, and grew up in Newark, Nottinghamshire. He studied at Hull ...


Lee Hall photo

Playwright Lee Hall was born in Newcastle in 1966. His acclaimed play Spoonface Steinberg (1997), a ...


Sarah+Hall credit Nadav+Kander web

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She took a degree in English and Art History at Aberystwyth ...


Steven Hall colour by Jerry Bauer

Steven Hall was born in Derbyshire in 1975. His first novel, The Raw Shark Texts, won the Borders Or...


Mohsin Hamid credit Jerry Bauer web

Mohsin Hamid was born in 1971 in Lahore, Pakistan, and moved to the US at the age of 18 to study at ...


Christopher Hampton credit Jill Furmanovsky web

Christopher Hampton is a playwright, screenwriter, director and producer. Born in 1946 in Portugal, ...