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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William Boyd c Marzena Pogorzaly web

William Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana, on 7 March 1952. He was educated at Gordonstoun School, Glasg...

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Author photo Michael Bracewell

Writer, novelist and cultural commentator Michael Bracewell was born in London in 1958. Educated at ...

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Melvyn Bragg

Broadcaster, writer and novelist Melvyn Bragg was born on 6 October, 1939 in Wigton, Cumbria, in the...

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Jean 'Binta' Breeze was born in Jamaica in 1957. She studied at the Jamaican School of Drama with Mi...

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Theresa Breslin is the critically acclaimed author of over 30 books whose work has been filmed for t...

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Simon Brett was born in Surrey and studied English at Oxford University. He worked as a producer in ...

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Novelist Christopher Brookmyre was born in Glasgow on 6 September 1968 and educated at Glasgow Unive...

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Anthony Browne is a children's author/illustrator and lives in Kent. He was born in Sheffield in 194...

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Poet Alan Brownjohn was born in London on 28 July 1931 and was educated at Merton College, Oxford. H...

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Colette Bryce was born in Derry in 1970.  She was a Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of ...

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Writer of acclaimed and often controversial children's fiction, Melvin Burgess was born on 25 April ...

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Ron Butlin was born in 1949 in Edinburgh, Scotland and was educated at the University of Edinburgh. ...

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Jez Butterworth is a playwright and screenwriter. His stage plays include Mojo (1995); The Night Her...

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Lucy Caldwell was born in Belfast in 1981. She studied English at Queen's College, Cambridge, and fo...

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Anthony Cartwright was born in Dudley, West Midlands, in 1973. He studied English and American liter...

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Jim Cartwright was born in Farnworth, Lancashire in 1958 and educated at Harper Green Secondary Mode...

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Anne Cassidy was born in London in 1952, and worked for some years as a teacher, before becoming a f...

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Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers was born in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham, in 1934. In 1953 after undergoing National...

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Tracy Chevalier was born in 1962 and grew up in the US. She studied English at Oberlin College, Ohio...

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Playwright Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District a...

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