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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Arnold Wesker Mark Raines of MJR PHOTOGRAPHY website

Playwright Arnold Wesker was born on 24 May 1932 in Stepney in the East End of London. His father wa...

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Alex Wheatle is the author of several novels, some of them set in Brixton, where he grew up. Born in...

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Ian Whybrow, children's author, was born in Gillingham, Kent and grew up in Margate and in Hong Kong...

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Matt Whyman is a young-adult novelist and a long-standing advice columnist for many teenage magazine...

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Christopher Whyte website

Christopher Whyte is a poet, novelist, translator and critic. Born in Glasgow in 1952 of a Scottish ...

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Susan Wicks 173Joanna Eldredge Morrissey website

Poet and novelist Susan Wicks was born in Kent, England, in 1947. She read French at the Universitie...

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Clare Wigfall is a British writer, born in Greenwich, London 1976. She spent her childhood in Berkel...

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Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945 and spent her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames, where she ...

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Andrew Norman Wilson was born in Staffordshire in 1950 and is best known as a biographer, novelist, ...

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Robert McLiam Wilson was born in Belfast on 24 February 1966 and studied English at St Catharine's C...

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Simon Winchester is a writer and regular contributor to magazines and newspapers including Condé Nas...

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Winterson Jeanette Credit Sam Churchill website

Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959. She was adopted and brought up ...

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Tim Winton began his first novel, An Open Swimmer (1982), at the age of 19, while on a Creative Writ...

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Woodward Gerard c Charlie Hopkinsonb website

Gerard Woodward was born in London in 1961 and studied art and anthropology. He has published a numb...

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Sophie Woolley is a writer and performer who specialises in spoken monologues. She performs in chara...

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Wright Kit Caroline Forbes website

Poet and children's author Kit Wright was born in 1944 and educated at Oxford University. He lecture...

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Wyld Evie Credit Roeloff Bakker website

Evie Wyld was born in 1980 and brought up in London, also spending a lot of time in childhood with h...

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Wynne Rhydderch Samantha colour credit Sian Trenberth website

Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch was born in West Wales in 1966. She studied classics at Cambridge Universit...

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Kerry Young c Francoise Paton website

Kerry Young is a British novelist born in Kingston, Jamaica, to a Chinese father and mother of mixed...

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Louisa Young press shot MAIN credit Sarah Lee website

Louisa Young is the author of a trilogy of novels: Baby Love (1997); Desiring Cairo (1999); and Tree...

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