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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Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a writer of poetry, prose and articles, and has published 3 poetry chapbooks: ...

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Tim Parks was born in Manchester, England in 1954, spent his adolescence in London and studied at Ca...

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Poet, writer and musician Don Paterson was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1963. He won an Eric Gregory...

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Brian Patten made his name in the 1960s as one of the Liverpool Poets, alongside Adrian Henri and Ro...

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Glenn Patterson was born in Belfast in 1961 and studied on the Creative Writing MA at the University...

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Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 25 January 1949, poet, critic and playwright Tom (Thomas Neilson) Pauli...

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Michelle Paver Charles Shearn

Michelle Paver was born in Nyasaland (now Malawi) in 1960 and moved to England in 1963. She studied ...

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David Peace was born in 1967 and grew up in Ossett, near Wakefield. He left Manchester Polytechnic i...

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Tim Pears

Tim Pears was born in Tonbridge Wells, Kent, on 15 November 1956. He graduated from the National Fil...

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Luke Pearson is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist. Clients he has worked for include No...

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Mal Peet Walker Books

Mal Peet grew up in North Norfolk, and studied English and American Studies at the University of War...

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Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has a PhD in creative writing at Royal Holloway which she...

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Caryl Phillips was born on 13 March 1958 on the Caribbean island of St Kitts. He grew up in Leeds, ...

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Writer Mike Phillips was born in Georgetown, Guyana. He came to Britain as a child and grew up in Lo...

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Woodrow Phoenix is a writer, artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in London. He is known f...

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Katherine Pierpoint was born in Northampton in 1961. She studied languages at Exeter University, th...

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DBC Pierre was born in 1961 in Reynella, Australia.   He was brought up in Mexico and the UK, and n...

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Sadie Plant was born in 1964 in Birmingham. She read Philosophy at Manchester University, lectured a...

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Rob Pope is Professor of English at the School of Humanities, Oxford Brookes University. He has work...

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Max Porter is Editorial Director of Granta and Portobello Books. His debut novel Grief is the Thing ...

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