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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Andrew Greig credit Gunnie Moberg

Andrew Greig was born on 23 September 1951 in Bannockburn, Scotland and grew up in Anstruther, Fife....


Kate Grenville 2008 by Alice Petty

Kate Grenville was born in Sydney, Australia, and holds degrees from the University of Sydney, the U...


Gross photo Zelie Gross

Philip Gross was born in 1952 in North Cornwall. His father's history as a wartime refugee from Esto...


Guo Xiaolu Credit Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo is a novelist, essayist, screenwriter and film maker. She was born in south-eastern China...


Sunetra jpeg2 web

Sunetra Gupta was born in Calcutta, India, on 15 March 1965 and spent her childhood in Ethiopia and ...


Abdulrazak Gurnah c Mark Pringle web

Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in 1948 on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of East Africa. ...


Andrew Gurr Photo

Professor Andrew (John) Gurr was born on 23 December 1936 in Leicester. He grew up in New Zealand an...



John Guy was born in Australia in 1949 and came to England in 1952, growing up in Watford and Lancas...


Helon Habila 2010

Poet and prose fiction writer Helon Habila studied Literature at the University of Jos and lectured ...


Mark Haddon c Rory Carnegie

Mark Haddon was born in Northampton in 1962. He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning ...


Tessa Hadley lives in Cardiff and teaches Literature and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, he...


Sarah+Hall credit Nadav+Kander web

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She took a degree in English and Art History at Aberystwyth ...


Sophie Hannah web

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in ...


David Hare credit Walter van Dyk web

Playwright Sir David Hare was born in Bexhill, East Sussex, England on 5 June 1947, and was educated...


Robert Harris 2010 web

Robert Harris was born in Nottingham in 1957, later studying English at Cambridge University. He was...


David Harsent credit Simon Harsent

David Harsent has received a number of literary awards, including the T.S. Eliot Prize, an Eric Greg...


Harvey Samantha Credit Matt Lincoln web

Samantha Harvey was born in Kent in 1975. She studied for an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa Univ...



James Hawes was born in 1960 and grew up in Gloucestershire, Edinburgh and Shropshire. After graduat...


Alexandra Heminsley resized

Alexandra Heminsley worked in publishing for six years before becoming a freelance journalist, broad...



Philip Hensher was born in London in 1965 and was educated at Oxford University. His doctoral thesis...