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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Chrissie Gittins web

Chrissie Gittins was born in Lancashire and lives in Forest Hill in London. She studied at Newcastle...


John Godber was born in West Yorkshire in 1956. He is known mainly for his work in theatre but has a...


Jon Gower llun Marian Delyth

Jon Gower grew up in Llanelli, Wales and studied English at Cambridge University. A former BBC Wales...



Caroline Graham was born on 17 July 1931 in Warwickshire, England. She was a factory worker for thre...


Keith Gray Photo

Keith Gray was born and brought up in Grimsby. At primary school he avoided books thinking they were...


Alasdair GRAY

Alasdair Gray describes himself as a 'self-employed verbal and pictorial artist'. He was born in Rid...


Lavinia Greenlaw credit Julian Abrams

Poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London in 1962. She read Modern Arts at Kingston Poly...



David Greig was born in Edinburgh in 1969 and brought up in Nigeria. He studied drama at Bristol Uni...


Trevor Griffiths c Jo Clauwaert web

Trevor Griffiths was born in 1935 in Manchester. He graduated from Manchester University with a BA i...


Gross photo Zelie Gross

Philip Gross was born in 1952 in North Cornwall. His father's history as a wartime refugee from Esto...


Romesh Gunesekera c Yemisi Blake web

Romesh Gunesekera was born in 1954 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippine...


Guo Xiaolu Credit Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo is a novelist, essayist, screenwriter and film maker. She was born in south-eastern China...


Tanika Photo c Simon Anand

Tanika Gupta was born in 1963 in Chiswick, and is a British playwright of Bengali origin. She read m...


Mark Haddon c Rory Carnegie

Mark Haddon was born in Northampton in 1962. He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning ...


Sarah+Hall credit Nadav+Kander web

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She took a degree in English and Art History at Aberystwyth ...


Lee Hall photo

Playwright Lee Hall was born in Newcastle in 1966. His acclaimed play Spoonface Steinberg (1997), a ...


Christopher Hampton credit Jill Furmanovsky web

Christopher Hampton is a playwright, screenwriter, director and producer. Born in 1946 in Portugal, ...


David Hare credit Walter van Dyk web

Playwright Sir David Hare was born in Bexhill, East Sussex, England on 5 June 1947, and was educated...


Robert Harris 2010 web

Robert Harris was born in Nottingham in 1957, later studying English at Cambridge University. He was...


Tony Harrison credit Sandra Lousada

Tony Harrison is Britain's leading film and theatre poet. He has written for the National Theatre in...