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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Aileen Ritchie is the author of the play The Juju Girl (1999), first performed at the Traverse Theat...

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Michele Roberts c Viv Pegram

Novelist and poet Michèle Roberts was born in Hertfordshire, England, on 20 May 1949 to a French Cat...

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Wiliam Owen Roberts 1

William Owen Roberts was born in 1960 in Bangor, North Wales. He attended the University of Wales fr...

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Peter Robinson is a British crime writer based in Canada. He was born in Yorkshire and studied at th...

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Jane Rogers c Sarah Eyre

Jane Rogers was born in London on 21 July 1952. She was educated at New Hall, Cambridge, and Leicest...

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Harry Potter J.K

J. K. Rowling was born in 1965, and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent. She studied at Exeter University, wh...

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Martin Rowson copyright Harry Rook 2013

Martin Rowson is a cartoonist and novelist. He was born in 1959 and studied English at Pembroke Coll...

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Arundhati Roy credit Aijaz Hussain

Arundhati Roy was born in 1960 in Kerala, India. She studied architecture at the Delhi School of Arc...

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Carol Rumens

Carol Rumens was born on 10 December 1944 in Forest Hill, South London. She won a scholarship to gra...

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Rushdie Salman Credit Beowulf Sheehan

Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 19 June 1947. He went to school in Bombay and at R...

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Willy Russell c Paul Cox

Willy Russell was born in Liverpool in 1947. He became a hairdresser on leaving school, then underto...

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Suhayl Saadi was born in Yorkshire in 1961 of Afghan-Pakistani parents, and grew up in Glasgow, beco...

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Lawrence Sail Helen Sail website

Lawrence Sail was born in London in 1942 and brought up in Exeter. He studied French and German at O...

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Ian Sansom is the author of The Truth About Babies: From A-Z (2002) and Ring Road (2004). He is a r...

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Will Self credit Chris Close 2014 website

Will Self was born in London in 1961. He graduated from Oxford University and began writing fiction,...

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Sudeep Sen studied at St Columba's School in New Delhi and read English Literature for an honours de...

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Playwright Peter Levin Shaffer was born in 1926 in Liverpool, one of twin boys. His brother, Anthony...

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Qaisra Shahraz was born in Pakistan and brought up in Manchester, England, from the age of nine. She...

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Shakespeare Nicholas Credit Caroline Forbes website

Novelist and biographer Nicholas Shakespeare was born in Worcester, England, in 1957. He spent his c...

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Shapcott Jo credit Rachel Shapcott

Poet Jo Shapcott was born in London in 1953. She was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin. Sh...

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