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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Dooley David Hunter web

Poet and freelance writer Maura Dooley was born in Truro, England, and grew up in Bristol. Educated ...


Doughty+Louise credit Charlie Hopkinson web

Louise Doughty is the author of several novels and one book of non-fiction, and also writes radio pl...


Born in Dublin in 1958, Roddy Doyle was educated by the Christian Brothers and at Trinity College, D...


Margaret Drabble Colour c Ruth Corney cleared for all use + foreign publishers web

Novelist, biographer and critic Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield on 5 June 1939. She was educa...


Stella Duffy web

Stella Duffy was born in London in 1963 and spent her childhood in New Zealand. Her novels are: Sing...


Duffy Carol Ann Michael Woods 2006 FOR USE web

Poet, playwright and freelance writer Carol Ann Duffy was born on 23 December 1955 in Glasgow and re...


Duhig Ian 300

Ian Duhig was born in London. He has won the National Poetry Competition twice, and in 1994 was name...


Glen Duncan c Kim Teasdale

Glen Duncan was born in Bolton in 1965, and studied philosophy and literature at Lancaster Universti...


dunn 1

Professor Douglas Dunn was born on on 23 October 1942 in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. He was educated fi...



Antony Dunn was born in London in 1973 and lives in Leeds. He won the Newdigate Prize in 1995 and re...


Durcan Paul Credit Mark Condren web

Poet Paul Durcan was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 16 October 1944. He was educated at University Coll...



Playwright David Edgar was born in Birmingham on 26 February 1948. He was educated at Oundle School ...



Zena Edwards is a poet and performer who uses song, movement and global influences as a jump-off for...


Elfyn John Briggs web

Menna Elfyn was born in 1951 near Swansea, Wales and is know first and foremost as a poet. She is a ...


Inua Ellams photo c Oliver Holms web

Inua Ellams was born in Nigeria in 1984 and moved to the UK as a child. He is a poet, performer, pla...


Lucy Ellman c Caroline Forbes web

Novelist Lucy Ellmann was born on 18 October 1956 in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of biographer ...



Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta was born to Ibo parents in Lagos on 21 July 1944. She moved to Britai...


Bernardine Evaristo 2013 credit Hayley Madden web

Bernardine Evaristo was born in London to an English mother and Nigerian father. The fourth of eight...


Jenni Fagan 2013 cr Urszula Soltys

Jenni Fagan’s critically acclaimed debut novel, The Panopticon, was published in 2012 and named one ...


Fainlight Kitty Sullivan

Ruth Fainlight was born in New York City in 1931. She was educated in the United States and England,...