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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Mike Leigh is an award-winning screen-writer and playwright who was born in Salford, Lancashire, in ...

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Deborah Levy web

Playwright, novelist and poet Deborah Levy (Fellow Royal Society of Literature) was born in 1959 in ...

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Lewis Keith Morris web

Poet Gwyneth Lewis was born in 1959 in Cardiff, Wales. She attended a bilingual school in Pontypridd...

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Nell Leyshon is a novelist and playwright. Her first stage play, The Farm (2002), was runner-up for ...

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Critic, novelist and broadcaster Adam Lively was born on 20 January 1961 in Swansea, Wales. His moth...

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Novelist and children's writer Penelope Lively was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1933 and brought up ther...

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Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead was born in 1947, in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. She studied ...

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Lodge David Credit Joel Kaplan web

Born in South London on 28 January 1935, Professor David Lodge is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of ...

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Playwright and novelist Sharman Macdonald was born in Glasgow in 1951. Educated at the University of...

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Shena Mackay was born in Edinburgh in 1944. She left school at the age of 16 after winning a poetry ...

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MacLaverty Bernard Credit Jude MacLaverty

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast in 1942, and moved to Scotland in 1975, where he lived in Edi...

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Aonghas MacNeacail

Aonghas Macneacail was born in 1942 on the Isle of Skye, and attended Glasgow University from 1968-1...

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Derek Mahon was born in Belfast in 1941. He studied French Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, an...

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Malouf David Credit Conrad Del Villar

David Malouf was born in Queensland, Australia, in 1934 to a Lebanese-Christian father and English-J...

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Crime-writer Jessica Mann was born in London, England in 1937. She studied archaeology at Cambridge ...

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Aoife Mannix is the author of four collections of poetry: The Trick of Foreign Words (2002); The Ele...

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Hilary Mantel was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England on 6 July 1952. She studied Law at the London...

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Mapanje Keith Pattinson

Malawian poet Jack Mapanje taught in Malawi Secondary Schools before he joined the Department of Eng...

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Writer (and occasional director and actor) Patrick Marber was born in London in 1964. He was educate...

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Valerie Mason-John was born in 1962 in Cambridge, and used the stage name ‘Queenie’, and is now know...

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