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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Poet and novelist Jem Poster was educated at Henbury Comprehensive, Bristol, and at Pembroke College...

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Tom Pow was born in Edinburgh in 1950.   After studies at the University of St Andrews, he taught E...

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is a novelist, short story writer and screenwriter. She was born in 1927 in Ger...

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Alex Preston was born in 1979 and studied English at Oxford University. His first novel, The Bleedi...

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Christopher Priest was born in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, in 1943. He began writing soon after lea...

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Author and artist Alison Prince was born in 1931 and won a scholarship to Slade School of Art, after...

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J. H. Prynne was born in 1936 and is a leading late modernist poet. He was a key contributor to The ...

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Sheenagh Pugh

Sheenagh Pugh was born in 1950 and lives in Shetland. She lived for many years in Wales and taught C...

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Kate Pullinger was born in British Columbia and educated on Vancouver Island. She moved to England w...

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Philip Pullman was born in Norwich in 1946, and travelled all over the world during his childhood, s...

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Ross Raisin was born in Yorkshire in 1979. He studied English at King's College, London and later fo...

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Ravinder Randhawa was born in India and grew up in Warwickshire.  In 1984 she founded the Asian Wom...

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Ian Rankin is the UK's number one best-selling crime writer. He lives in Edinburgh, and writes abou...

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Frederic Raphael was born in 1931 in Chicago and moved to England as a boy. He was educated at Chart...

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Mark Ravenhill

Playwright Mark Ravenhill was educated at Bristol University where he studied English and Drama, and...

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Novelist and playwright Piers Paul Read was born in Beaconsfield on 7 March 1941. He was educated at...

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Poet Peter Reading was born on 27 July 1946 in Liverpool, England. He worked as a school teacher in...

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Philip Reeve was born and brought up in Brighton, and has since lived in Devon and Dartmoor. He work...

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Crime novelist Ruth Rendell was born on 17 February 1930 in London, and educated at Loughton County ...

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Oliver Reynolds

Oliver Reynolds was born in 1957 in Cardiff, Wales. He was educated at the University of Hull, where...

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