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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Howard Jacobson c Jenny Jacobson web

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

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Jamie Kathleen Eamonn McCabe

Kathleen Jamie was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1962. She studied philosophy at Edinburgh Unive...

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Stephen Jeffreys was born in London. His play, Like Dolls or Angels (1977), won the Sunday Times Pla...

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Alan Jenkins was born in Surrey in 1955 and brought up in London. He studied at the University of Su...

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Catherine Johnson is a novelist and screenwriter who lives in London. She was born in 1962 and studi...

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Born in Dublin in 1930, Jennifer Johnston's first published novel was The Captains and the Kings (19...

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Anthony Joseph c Edwige Hamben web

Anthony Joseph is a Trinidad-born poet, musician and lecturer. In 2004, he was chosen by Decibel and...

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Jackie Kaye Website

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1961 to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. She w...

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Billy Kay web

Writer and broadcaster Billy Kay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1951 and read English Literature...

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Charlotte Keatley was born in London on 5 January 1960. She studied drama at the University of Manch...

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Richard T. Kelly was born in 1970 and grew up in Northern Ireland. He is a novelist, screenwriter, b...

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James Kelman 2012 USE CAngusBremner web

James Kelman's early fiction includes the short-story collections An Old Pub Near the Angel (1973) a...

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Kennedy A.L. Credit Geraint Low web

Novelist and short-story writer A(lison) L(ouise) Kennedy was born in Dundee, Scotland on 22 October...

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Ayub Khan-Din was born in 1961 and grew up in Salford, Manchester. After leaving school he worked br...

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Hanif Kureishi was born in Kent and read philosophy at King’s College, London. In 1981 he won the Ge...

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Linton Kwesi Johnson was born in 1952 in Chapelton, Jamaica. He moved to London in 1963 to be with h...

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Lee Langley was born in Calcutta, India. She is the author of several novels, including Changes of A...

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Lasdun James Credit Nina Subin

James Lasdun was born in London and now lives in the US. He is a poet, fiction and screen writer, an...

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John le Carré (aka David Cornwell) was born in Dorset in 1931, and was educated at Sherborne School ...

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Lee Hermione Credit Greg Smolonski Photovibe web

Critic and biographer Hermione Lee was born in Winchester, England in 1948 and grew up in London. Af...

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