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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Andrew OHagan broaddaylight

Andrew O'Hagan was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968 and read English at the University of Strathcly...

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Meredith Oakes is a playwright and translator, and one of the Royal Court Theatre's new generation o...

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Poet and novelist Ben Okri was born in 1959 in Minna, northern Nigeria, to an Igbo mother and Urhobo...

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Ondaatje Michael Credit Beowulf Sheehan

Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka on 12 September 1943. He moved to England in 1954, and in 196...

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Ormsby Patrick Duffy

Frank Ormsby was born in 1947, in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, and was educated ...

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Diriye Osman credit Tom Hensher

Diriye Osman was born in Somalia in 1983 and raised in Kenya and London. He is a short story writer,...

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Oyeyemi Helen New 2013 credit Piotr Cieplak 2

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five novels, including White is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somers...

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Playwright, novelist and journalist Louise Page was born in London, in 1955. She was educated at the...

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Writer, poet and playwright Janet Paisley writes for stage, television, radio and screen. She was a ...

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David Park c Bobbie Hanvey

David Park was born in Belfast in 1953, and now lives in County Down, Northern Ireland. He was educa...

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Parks Tim Credit Basso Cannarsa

Tim Parks was born in Manchester, England in 1954, spent his adolescence in London and studied at Ca...

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Don Paterson credit Bob Barkery

Poet, writer and musician Don Paterson was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1963. He won an Eric Gregory...

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Brian Patten made his name in the 1960s as one of the Liverpool Poets, alongside Adrian Henri and Ro...

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Glenn Patterson was born in Belfast in 1961 and studied on the Creative Writing MA at the University...

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Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 25 January 1949, poet, critic and playwright Tom (Thomas Neilson) Pauli...

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Tim Pears

Tim Pears was born in Tonbridge Wells, Kent, on 15 November 1956. He graduated from the National Fil...

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Originally a Natural Sciences graduate with a PhD in optoelectronics, Mario Petrucci works as a free...

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Writer Mike Phillips was born in Georgetown, Guyana. He came to Britain as a child and grew up in Lo...

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Caryl Phillips was born on 13 March 1958 on the Caribbean island of St Kitts. He grew up in Leeds, E...

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Stephen Poliakoff

Stephen Poliakoff is an acclaimed playwright, director and scriptwriter. Born in London in 1952, he ...

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