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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Clark Polly Photo Ruth Clark

Polly Clark was born in Toronto, Canada in 1968 and was brought up in Cumbria, Lancashire and the Bo...

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Clarke Gillian 2 CREDIT ADRIAN POPE website

Gillian Clarke was born in Cardiff, Wales, and now lives with her family on a smallholding in Ceredi...

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Richard Collins

Richard Collins lives near Aberystwyth and has worked as a farm labourer, gardener and estate worker...

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Conn Colin Hattersley web

Stewart Conn was born in Glasgow and grew up in Ayrshire. After studying at the University of Glasgo...

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Freelance writer, poet and translator, David Constantine was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1944. H...

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Dominic Cooke was born in 1966. He is currently Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company,...

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Julia Copus

Julia Copus is a poet and radio dramatist. She was born in London in 1969, and studied Latin at Durh...

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Charlotte Cory c Visitorian Institute

Charlotte Cory was born in 1956 in Bristol, England. She read English at the University of Bristol a...

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Robert Crawford web

Poet and critic Robert Crawford was born in Belshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, in 1959, and grew up ne...

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DAguiar Fred Credit Ronen Nuna

Poet, novelist and playwright Fred D'Aguiar was born in London in 1960 to Guyanese parents. He lived...

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Fflur Llun Cefn AYL web

Fflur Dafydd is a novelist, critic and musician from Carmarthen, West Wales. She was born in 1978 an...

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Poet, playwright and novelist Julia Darling was born on 21 August 1956 in Winchester, England, and w...

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Toni Davidson was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1965. He is the editor of two anthologies of short storie...

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Bernieres Louis Credit Ivon Bartholomew web

Novelist Louis de Bernières was born in London in 1954. He joined the army at 18 but left after spen...

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Deane Seamus Credits Caroline Forbes

Critic, poet and novelist Seamus Deane was born in 1940 in Derry in Northern Ireland. He was educate...

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Deane John F web

John F. Deane was born on Achill Island in 1943. He is the author of several poetry collections and ...

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Novelist, short-story writer and children's author Anita Desai was born in 1937 in Mussoorie, India....

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Dharker photo Ayesha Dharker website

Imtiaz Dharker was born in Pakistan, raised in Glasgow, and now lives between London and Mumbai. She...

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Farrukh Dhondy was born in Poona, India in 1944 in a Parsi family. He obtained a Bachelor of Science...

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Berlie Doherty March2014

Children's author Berlie Doherty (née Hollingsworth) was born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, on 6 Novembe...

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