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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Writer and broadcaster William Shawcross was born on 28 May 1946 in Sussex, England, the son of Lord...

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Owen Sheers 2015 website

Owen Sheers was born in Fiji in 1974 and brought up in Abergavenny, South Wales. He was educated at ...

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Jeremy Sheldon was born in 1971 in London. He gained an MA in Creative Writing from the University o...

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Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire was born in Kenya in 1988 and is a London-based Somali-British writer. She is the autho...

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Shuttle Jemimah Kuhfeld website

Penelope Shuttle was born in 1947 in Middlesex, and has lived in Falmouth, Cornwall since 1970, a pl...

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Hannah Silva is an award winning writer and theatre maker. She was born in Dorset, grew up in Suffol...

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Iain Sinclair 2011 credit Joy Gordon website

Iain Sinclair was born in 1943 in Cardiff, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, the Courtauld Ins...

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Simon Singh website

Simon Singh is an author, journalist and television producer, specialising in science and mathematic...

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lemnsissay website

Lemn Sissay is the author of five poetry collections: Tender Fingers in a Clenched Fist (1988); Rebe...

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Zadie Smith Credit Dominique Nabokov 2012 website

Novelist Zadie Smith was born in North London in 1975 to an English father and a Jamaican mother. Sh...

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Alan Spence by Calum Colvin website

Alan Spence was born in Glasgow and is a poet, novelist, short story writer and playwright. He is Pr...

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Sprackland Jean Credit Derek Adams website

Jean Sprackland was born and brought up in Burton-on-Trent and lived for many years in Southport, Me...

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Novelist and short-story writer Atima Srivastava was born in Mumbai, India, in 1961 and has lived in...

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Shelagh Stephenson website

Playwright Shelagh Stephenson was born in Northumberland and read drama at Manchester University. Sh...

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Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard was born Tomás Straüssler on 3 July 1937 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. He gre...

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Novelist and playwright David Storey was born on 13 July 1933 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He was educat...

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Peter Straughan c Casarotto Ramsay website

Playwright and screenwriter Peter Straughan was born in 1968 and grew up in Gateshead in the north-e...

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JeremyStrong byJustineStoddart 03 website

Jeremy Strong writes books for children, mainly of junior school age, and has a special interest in ...

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Meera Syal CURRENT High Res

Writer and actress Meera Syal was born in 1963 near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands and was educa...

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Levi Tafari was born in Liverpool. He is the author of three poetry collections: Duboetry (1987), L...

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