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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Playwright, novelist and translator Michael Frayn was born in London on 8 September 1933. After two ...

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Esther Freud was born in London in 1963, one of the daughters of the painter Lucian Freud. As a youn...

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Stephen Fry

Comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry was born in 1957 in London and brought up in Norfolk. He atte...

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Poet, novelist and critic John Fuller was born on 1 January 1937 in Ashford, Kent. His father was th...

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Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962, where his father was prison governor at Camp Hil...

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Novelist Jane Gardam was born Jean Mary Pearson in Coatham, North Yorkshire on 11 July 1928. She was...

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Carlo Gébler was born in Dublin in 1954 and brought up in London. He studied English at the Universi...

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Novelist Maggie Gee was born in Poole, Dorset, and educated at state schools and Somerville College,...

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Kadija George is a literary activist, editor and publisher. Of Sierra Leonean descent, she read West...

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Valerie Gillies is the author of several poetry collections, including The Ringing Rock (1995), The ...

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Novelist Lesley Glaister was born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England in 1956. She grew up ...

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Victoria Glendinning

Biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist Victoria Glendinning was born in Sheffield, England on ...

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John Godber was born in West Yorkshire in 1956. He is known mainly for his work in theatre but has a...

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Dave Goulson is a British biologist, conservationist, and Professor of Biology (Evolution, Behaviour...

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Jon Gower grew up in Llanelli, Wales and studied English at Cambridge University. A former BBC Wales...

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Caroline Graham was born on 17 July 1931 in Warwickshire, England. She was a factory worker for thre...

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Linda Grant was born in Liverpool, England in 1951, and read English at the University of York. Her ...

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Richard Perceval Graves was born in Brighton in 1945. He studied Modern History at St. John's Colleg...

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Alasdair GRAY

Alasdair Gray describes himself as a 'self-employed verbal and pictorial artist'. He was born in Rid...

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Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tud...

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