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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Hisham Matar was born in 1970 in New York City, where his father was working for the United Nations....


Glyn Maxwell photo by Kelly Hill

Glyn Maxwell was born in 1962 in Welwyn Garden City, England. He read English at Oxford University a...


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Sarah May was born in Northumberland, England in 1972. She studied English at London University and ...



Playwright and novelist Patrick McCabe was born in 1955 in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. He was ...


Ian McEwan was born on 21 June in 1948 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. He spent much of his childh...



Award-winning poet, playwright, broadcaster and children's author Roger McGough was born on 9 Novemb...


Medbh McGuckian

Medbh McGuckian was born in Belfast on 12 August 1950 and educated at a Dominican convent and Queen'...


McGuinness Patrick Credit Barney Jones

Patrick McGuinness was born in Tunisia in 1968.  He is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford, where...


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Scottish novelist William McIlvanney was born in 1936 in Kilmarnock, the son of a miner. He graduate...


Jamie McKendrick credit Norman McBeath

Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955, studied at Nottingham University and taught for some...


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David McKie was born in 1935, and works as a journalist and author. He was deputy editor of The Guar...


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Poet Ian McMillan was born in 1956, in Darfield, South Yorkshire, England and was educated at North ...


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Pauline Melville was born in Guyana in 1948. She has worked as an actress, appearing in films such a...


Christopher Meredith

Christopher Meredith was born in Tredegar, Wales in 1954 and studied at the University College of Wa...


Livi Michael Photo

Livi Michael was born in Manchester, England in 1960 and grew up on a council estate in Ashton-under...


Andrew Miller

Novelist Andrew Miller was born in 1960 in Bristol, England, and has lived and worked in several cou...


James Miller Photo

James Miller was born in London in 1976 and studied at Oxford University, University College London ...


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After a peripatetic childhood in Glasgow, Paris, London, Invergordon, Bergen and Perth, Denise Mina ...


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Anthony Minghella was born in 1954 on the Isle of Wight. He studied at the University of Hull, and l...


Moggach Deborah Credit Urszula Soltys

Deborah Moggach was born in 1948 and studied English at Bristol University. She undertook a variety ...