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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Stephen Poliakoff

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

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Pollard Hayley Madden

Clare Pollard was born in 1978, and studied at Cambridge University. She was the recipient of an Eri...

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JACOB POLLEY copyright Adrian Pope

Born in 1975, poet and novelist Jacob Polley grew up in rural Bowness-on-Solway near Carlisle. Early...

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Tom Pow was born in Edinburgh in 1950.   After studies at the University of St Andrews, he taught E...

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is a novelist, short story writer and screenwriter. She was born in 1927 in Ger...

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Playwright Rebecca Prichard was born in 1971. She studied drama at Exeter University, graduating in ...

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Sheenagh Pugh

Sheenagh Pugh was born in 1950 and lives in Shetland. She lived for many years in Wales and taught C...

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Kate Pullinger was born in British Columbia and educated on Vancouver Island. She moved to England w...

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Philip Pullman was born in Norwich in 1946, and travelled all over the world during his childhood, s...

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Poet and critic Craig Raine was born on 3 December 1944 in Bishop Auckland, England, and read Englis...

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Ravinder Randhawa was born in India and grew up in Warwickshire.  In 1984 she founded the Asian Wom...

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Ian Rankin is the UK's number one best-selling crime writer. He lives in Edinburgh, and writes abou...

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Frederic Raphael was born in 1931 in Chicago and moved to England as a boy. He was educated at Chart...

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Mark Ravenhill

Playwright Mark Ravenhill was educated at Bristol University where he studied English and Drama, and...

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Piers Paul Read c Jonathan Ring

Novelist and playwright Piers Paul Read was born in Beaconsfield on 7 March 1941. He was educated at...

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Poet Peter Reading was born on 27 July 1946 in Liverpool, England. He worked as a school teacher in...

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Christopher Reid credit Jemimah Kuhfeld

Christopher Reid was born in Hong Kong in 1949, educated in England, and studied at Oxford Universit...

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Francesca Rhydderch c Keith Morris

Francesca Rhydderch was born in Aberystwyth. Following completion of a PhD on Virginia Woolf and Kat...

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Philip Ridley is an artist, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. He was born in London and studie...

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Gwendoline Riley was born in London in 1979, and grew up on the Wirral. She studied English at Manch...

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