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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Herbert Mark Husmann

W. N. Herbert was born in 1961 in Dundee, Scotland and was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford. Hi...


Charlotte Higgins web

Charlotte Higgins was born in Stoke on Trent in 1972 and studied Classics at Balliol College, Oxford...


Hill photo Maisie Hill 2013 web

Poet Selima Hill was born on 13 October 1945 in London, England and grew up in rural England and Wal...


Tobias Hill c John Foley web

Poet and novelist Tobias Hill was born in London, England, on 30 March 1970. He read English at Suss...


Hill Susan Credit Ben Graville

Novelist, children's writer and playwright Susan (Elizabeth) Hill was born in Scarborough, England, ...


Justin Hill Photo

Justin Hill was born in the Bahamas in 1971, and moved to the family's native Yorkshire three years ...


Philip Hoare Author Photo c Andrew Sutton web

Philip Hoare was born Southampton, England, on 22 May 1958, and educated in Southampton and London, ...


Michael Hofmann credit Ulla Montan

Poet and translator Michael Hofmann was born in Freiburg, West Germany in 1957. The son of the Germa...


Hollis+Matthew credit Claire McNamee

Matthew Hollis was born in 1971 in Norwich, and studied at the universities of Edinburgh and York. H...


richard holmes correction

Biographer Richard Holmes was born in London, England on 5 November 1945 and educated at Downside Sc...


Rachel Holmes c Sarah Hickson web

Rachel Holmes’ new book, Eleanor Marx: A Life was published by Bloomsbury in 2014, described by Gold...


Michael Holroyd Author Photo cred Caroline Forbes

Biographer Michael Holroyd was born in 1935 and was educated at Eton College. His first book was a b...



Novelist Christopher Hope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1944. He was educated at the uni...


MereridHopwood CROP

Mererid Hopwood was born in Cardiff and now lives in Carmarthen. A first-language Welsh-speaker, she...


Nick Hornby credit Miriam Douglas 2014 1

Nick Hornby was born in Redhill, Surrey, England, in 1957. He graduated from Cambridge University an...


Anthony Horowitz web

Anthony Horowitz is best known as a screenwriter and children's novelist. Born in 1955 in North Lond...


Hughes Bettany Credit Sarah Turton

Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. She was born in 1967 in and br...


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Biographer, critic and journalist Lucy Hughes-Hallett was born in 1951. She was educated at Bedford ...



Emyr Humphreys was born in Prestatyn, Wales, in 1919 and now lives on Anglesey. He is a writer of no...


Andrew Hussey c Jerry Bauer Agence Opale web

Andrew Hussey is a cultural historian and biographer. He grew up in Liverpool, and studied at Manche...