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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Ackroyd Peter new photo c Charles Hopkinson

Novelist, biographer and poet Peter Ackroyd was born in London on 5 October 1949. He graduated from ...

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Adcock Caroline Forbes

Poet Fleur Adcock was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on 10 February 1934, but spent much of her chil...

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JohnAgard

Playwright, poet, short-story and children's writer John Agard was born on 21 June 1949 in British G...

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Naomi Alderman credit Justine Stoddard web

Naomi Alderman was born in London in 1974 and grew up in an Orthodox Jewish community.  After attain...

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Brian Aldiss by Wendy Aldiss 2015 2938

Poet, playwright, critic, fiction and science-fiction writer Brian W(ilson) Aldiss was born on 18 Au...

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Ali Tariq credit Nina Subin high res

Writer, journalist and film-maker Tariq Ali was born in Lahore in 1943. He was educated at Oxford Un...

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Allnutt Sarah Banks

Gillian Allnutt was born on 15 January 1949 in London, but spent much of her childhood in Newcastle ...

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Moniza Alvi was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and came to England when she was a few months old. She gre...

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Amis Martin Credit Tom Craig at Bill Charles agency

Martin Amis was born in Oxford in 1949, the son of the writer Kingsley Amis. He was educated in scho...

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Anita Anand cSuki Dhanda web

Broadcaster, journalist and biographer Anita Anand was born in 1972 and educated at King’s College, ...

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PhilipArdagh c Dominic Turner

Philip Ardagh is a prolific writer of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction. He was born in 1...

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Simon Armitage credit Paul Wolfgang Webster website

Poet and novelist Simon Armitage was born in 1963 in Huddersfield, England. After studying Geography...

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Ronda Armitage was born in New Zealand. She is the author of many books for children, including the ...

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Jake Arnott c Cristian Barnett

Jake Arnott was born in Buckinghamshire, England in 1961. His novel, The Long Firm, the story of the...

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Margaret Atwood c Jean Malek web

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1939. She is the daughter of a forest entomologist, ...

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Trezza Azzopardi

Trezza Azzopardi was born in Cardiff. She studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia ...

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Paul Bailey c Jonathan Ring web

Writer and broadcaster Paul Bailey was born on 16 February 1937. He won a scholarship to the Central...

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Iain Bamforth was born in 1959 into a Plymouth Brethren family and grew up in Glasgow, where he atte...

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John Banville

Irish novelist John Banville was born in Wexford in Ireland in 1945. He was educated at a Christian ...

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Nicola Barker c Tony Davis

Nicola Barker was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, in 1966. She spent part of her life in South Africa b...

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