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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Helen Falconer

Novelist Helen Falconer was born and brought up in London. She was educated at Camden School for Gir...


FarleyPaul cr Jemimah Kuhfeld

Poet Paul Farley was born in Liverpool, England in 1965 and studied at the Chelsea School of Art. He...


Feaver Vicki Credit Caroline Forbes

Poet Vicki Feaver was born in Nottingham in 1943 and educated at Durham University and University Co...


Elaine Feinstein c Martin Feinstein

Poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator Elaine Feinstein was born ...


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Alison Fell was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1944. She was educated at Dumfries Academy and Edinbur...


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Poet and critic James Fenton was born in Lincoln in 1949, and was brought up in Yorkshire and Staffo...


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Anne Fine is a distinguished writer for both adults and children.  Her novel Goggle-Eyes (1989) won ...


Fischer Tibor Credit Charles Glover

Tibor Fischer was born in Stockport, England in 1959 to Hungarian parents, both professional basketb...


Flanagan Richard Credit Ulf Anderson web

Richard Flanagan was born in 1961 in Tasmania. He left school at 16, later winning a Rhodes scholars...


David Flusfeder c Kate Boxer

Novelist David Flusfeder was born in the US in 1960. His first novel, Man Kills Woman, was published...



Giles Foden was born in Warwickshire in 1967. His family moved to Malawi in 1972 where he was brough...


Aminatta Forna 3 credit Jonathan Ring web

Aminatta Forna was born in Glasgow, raised in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom and now divides he...


Adam Foulds 1 c Charla Jones web

Adam Foulds was born and raised in London. He studied English at St Catherine's College, Oxford, and...


Michael Frayn credit Ekko von Schwichow web

Playwright, novelist and translator Michael Frayn was born in London on 8 September 1933. After two ...


Annie Freud 1

Annie Freud is a poet, artist, editor and teacher. She was born in 1948 and studied English and Euro...


Stephen Fry

Comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry was born in 1957 in London and brought up in Norfolk. He atte...


Neil Gaiman c Kimberley Butler web

Neil Gaiman was born in Hampshire, UK, in 1960 and since 1992 has lived in the United States, curren...


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Carlo Gébler was born in Dublin in 1954 and brought up in London. He studied English at the Universi...


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Alan Gibbons was born in 1953 in Warrington, Cheshire, later moving with his family to Crewe. He was...



Gibbons is a graphic novels writer and illustrator, born in London in 1949. He broke into British co...