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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Lynne Truss is a writer and broadcaster. She began work as a literary journalist, editing the Books ...

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Ardashir Vakil was born in Bombay and now lives in London. He was educated at The Doon School in Deh...

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Yvonne Vera was born on 19 September 1964 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She was educated at York University...

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Salley Vickers was born in Liverpool in 1948 and was brought up in Stoke-on-Trent and London. She re...

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Helen Walsh was born in Warrington in 1977. Her first novel, Brass, was published in 2004 and was as...

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Joanna Walsh's books include Hotel (Bloomsbury UK and US Sept 2015), Vertigo (Dorothy, A Publishing ...

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Minette Walters was born in Hertfordshire. She read French at Durham University and worked as sub-ed...

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Michelene Wandor is a playwright, poet, short story writer, critic and musician. Born in 1940, the d...

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Novelist, critic and cultural historian Marina Warner was born in London on 9 November 1946 to an En...

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Tom Warner was born in 1979 in Nottinghamshire and lives in Norwich. He was a recipient of an Eric G...

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Scottish novelist Alan Warner was born in 1964. Together with Irvine Welsh and A. L. Kennedy he is s...

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Keith Waterhouse website

Keith Waterhouse was born in 1929 in Leeds, and was a novelist, columnist, playwright and screenwrit...

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Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters was born in 1966 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. She studied English Literature at the univers...

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Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Fay Weldon was born on 22 September 1931. She was brought up i...

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Born in 1930, Stanley Wells is a renowned authority on Shakespeare and other writers of his time. He...

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Philip Wells is a performance poet who performs in a huge variety of venues. He is Poet in Residence...

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After studying history at Glasgow University, Louise Welsh established a second-hand bookshop, where...

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Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh in 1958. He lived in London after leaving school, but returned to...

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Simonetta Wenkert website

Simonetta Wenkert was born in 1965 of Italian-Austrian parents. She studied at Durham University and...

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Timberlake Wertenbaker website

Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker grew up in the Basque country. She was Resident Writer for 'Shared...

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