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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David Harrower

Playwright David Harrower was born in Edinburgh in 1966. His first play, Knives in Hens (1997), was ...


David Harsent credit Simon Harsent

David Harsent has received a number of literary awards, including the T.S. Eliot Prize, an Eric Greg...



James Hawes was born in 1960 and grew up in Gloucestershire, Edinburgh and Shropshire. After graduat...


I Heggie web

Iain Heggie was born in Glasgow in 1953. His Mobil prize-winning play, A Wholly Healthy Glasgow (198...


Zoe Heller c Jacques Brouchier NEW PLEASE USE web

Zoe Heller was born in London in 1965 and educated at Oxford University and Columbia University, New...


Herbert Mark Husmann

W. N. Herbert was born in 1961 in Dundee, Scotland and was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford. Hi...


Justin Hill Photo

Justin Hill was born in the Bahamas in 1971, and moved to the family's native Yorkshire three years ...


Hill Susan Credit Ben Graville

Novelist, children's writer and playwright Susan (Elizabeth) Hill was born in Scarborough, England, ...


Michael Hofmann credit Ulla Montan

Poet and translator Michael Hofmann was born in Freiburg, West Germany in 1957. The son of the Germa...


Hollis+Matthew credit Claire McNamee

Matthew Hollis was born in 1971 in Norwich, and studied at the universities of Edinburgh and York. H...



Novelist Christopher Hope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1944. He was educated at the uni...


Nick Hornby credit Miriam Douglas 2014 1

Nick Hornby was born in Redhill, Surrey, England, in 1957. He graduated from Cambridge University an...


Anthony Horowitz web

Anthony Horowitz is best known as a screenwriter and children's novelist. Born in 1955 in North Lond...


Howe Sarah c. Hayley Madden bw

Sarah Howe was born in Hong Kong in 1983 and moved to England as a child. Sarah was a Poetry Society...


Hudson Kerry Credit Nick Turner web

Kerry Hudson was born in Aberdeen. Growing up in a succession of council estates, B&Bs and caravan ...



Declan Hughes is a crime novelist, a screenwriter and an award-winning playwright. He co-founded Rou...



Emyr Humphreys was born in Prestatyn, Wales, in 1919 and now lives on Anglesey. He is a writer of no...


MJ Hyland credit Rory Carnegie 002 web

M. J. Hyland was born in London to Irish parents in 1968 and spent her early childhood in Dublin. Sh...


Kazuo+Ishiguro credit Jeff+Cottenden web

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, on 8 November 1954. He came to Britain in 1960 when his ...


Howard Jacobson c Jenny Jacobson web

Born in Manchester, England in 1942, novelist and broadcaster Howard Jacobson was educated at Cambri...