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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Shakespeare Nicholas Credit Caroline Forbes website

Novelist and biographer Nicholas Shakespeare was born in Worcester, England, in 1957. He spent his c...


Kamila Shamsie by Salma Raza website

Kamila Shamsie, novelist, was born in 1973 in Pakistan. Her first novel, In the City by the Sea, was...


Shapcott Jo credit Rachel Shapcott

Poet Jo Shapcott was born in London in 1953. She was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin. Sh...



Writer and broadcaster William Shawcross was born on 28 May 1946 in Sussex, England, the son of Lord...


Owen Sheers 2015 website

Owen Sheers was born in Fiji in 1974 and brought up in Abergavenny, South Wales. He was educated at ...



Jeremy Sheldon was born in 1971 in London. He gained an MA in Creative Writing from the University o...


Shukman Henry Credit Clare Dunne website

Henry Shukman is a poet, travel writer and fiction writer who lives in New Mexico. His novel, Sandst...


Schlock imagery by Field and McGlynn June 14 007 website

Hannah Silva is an award winning writer and theatre maker. She was born in Dorset, grew up in Suffol...


Simpson Helen Credit Celia Clark website

Helen Simpson was born in Bristol and grew up in London. She read English at Oxford University, wher...


Iain Sinclair 2011 credit Joy Gordon website

Iain Sinclair was born in 1943 in Cardiff, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, the Courtauld Ins...


Clive Sinclair website

Clive Sinclair was born on 19 February 1948. He grew up in North London and later studied at the uni...



Indra Sinha was born in 1950, the son of an Indian naval officer and an English writer, Irene Elizab...


lemnsissay website

Lemn Sissay is the author of five poetry collections: Tender Fingers in a Clenched Fist (1988); Rebe...



Zoë Skoulding was born in 1967 and has lived in north Wales since 1991, having previously grown up m...


Gillian Slovo website Charlie hopkinson

Novelist Gillian Slovo was born in 1952 in South Africa, the daughter of Joe Slovo, leader of the So...



Dorothea Smartt was born and brought up in London and is of Barbadian heritage. She worked for many ...


Ali Smith 2015 Sarah Wood website

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge.   Her books have won and been shortl...


Zadie Smith Credit Dominique Nabokov 2012 website

Novelist Zadie Smith was born in North London in 1975 to an English father and a Jamaican mother. Sh...


Ahdaf Soueif website

Novelist Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England, where she studied for a P...


Alan Spence by Calum Colvin website

Alan Spence was born in Glasgow and is a poet, novelist, short story writer and playwright. He is Pr...