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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Christopher Brookmyre c Chris Close HS WEB

Novelist Christopher Brookmyre was born in Glasgow on 6 September 1968 and educated at Glasgow Unive...

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Jerry Brotton

Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. He is the auth...

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Alan Brownjohn Black White David Barton

Poet Alan Brownjohn was born in London on 28 July 1931 and was educated at Merton College, Oxford. H...

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John Burnside photo c Helmut Fricke

Poet and novelist John Burnside was born on 19 March 1955 in Dunfermline, Scotland, and now lives in...

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Ron Butlin was born in 1949 in Edinburgh, Scotland and was educated at the University of Edinburgh. ...

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Byatt AS Credit Michael Trevillion

Dame A(ntonia) S(usan) Byatt was born on 24 August 1936 in Yorkshire. She was educated at a Quaker s...

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Lucy Caldwell credit Tom Routh 1

Lucy Caldwell was born in Belfast in 1981. She studied English at Queen's College, Cambridge, and fo...

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Ciaran Carson c Gerard Carson

Poet and novelist Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1948. After graduating fro...

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Jim Cartwright was born in Farnworth, Lancashire in 1958 and educated at Harper Green Secondary Mode...

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Anthony Cartwright was born in Dudley, West Midlands, in 1973. He studied English and American liter...

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Justin Cartwright c Jaime Turner

Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa, and educated in the United States and at Oxford Universi...

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Russell Celyn Jones c Jerry Bauer

Russell Celyn Jones is a novelist, feature writer and critic. He was raised in South Wales and now l...

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Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers was born in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham, in 1934. In 1953 after undergoing National...

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Born in Calcutta, India, in 1962, Amit Chaudhuri was brought up in Bombay. He graduated from Univers...

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Tracy Chevalier was born in 1962 and grew up in the US. She studied English at Oberlin College, Ohio...

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Shirley Chew is Professor of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Leeds. S...

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Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1965, poet Kate Clanchy was educated in Edinburgh and Oxford. She lived...

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Clark Polly Photo Ruth Clark

Polly Clark was born in Toronto, Canada in 1968 and was brought up in Cumbria, Lancashire and the Bo...

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Clarke Gillian 2 CREDIT ADRIAN POPE website

Gillian Clarke was born in Cardiff, Wales, and now lives with her family on a smallholding in Ceredi...

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Susanna Clarke web

Susanna Clarke was born in Nottingham in 1959, and spent her childhood in Northern England and Scotl...

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