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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Barnes Julian Credit Alan Edwards web

Novelist Julian Barnes was born in Leicester on 19 January 1946 and was educated at the City of Lond...

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Simon Barraclough c Jamie Ryan

Simon Barraclough was born and raised in Huddersfield and studied at the Universities of Nottingham ...

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Sebastian Barry credit Photograph courtesy of the Irish Times

Sebastian Barry was born on 5 July 1955 in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. His acade...

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Neil Bartlett c Camilla Broadbent 2 web

Neil Bartlett was born in 1958 in Hertfordshire, and is a writer, playwright, translator, performer ...

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Susan Bassnett photo web

Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Centre for Translation and Comparative ...

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Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate studied at Cambridge and Harvard universities. Well known as a biographer, critic, bro...

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Laura Bates is the founder of the award-winning Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collecti...

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Bella Bathurst is a fiction and non-fiction writer, and photographer, born in London and living in S...

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Francesca Beard was born in Malaysia and lives in London. She has been described as ‘spine-tingling’...

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Prof Gillian Beer

Professor Dame Gillian Beer was the King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the Universit...

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Ronan Bennett

Ronan Bennett was born on 14 January 1956 in Belfast, Ireland. He was educated at King's College, Lo...

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Richard Berengarten

Poet Richard Berengarten (formerly Burns) was born in London in 1943 into a family of musicians. He ...

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Steven Berkoff High Res

Writer, theatre director and actor Steven Berkoff was born in 1937 in Stepney, East London. Educated...

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Playwright and actor Sudha Bhuchar co-founded Tamasha Theatre Company in 1989 with Kristine Landon-S...

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Michael Billington credit Natasha Billington

Theatre critic Michael Billington was born on the 16 November 1939 in Leamington Spa. He was educate...

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AnneBillson

Anne Billson is a film critic, novelist and photographer whose work has been widely published. She h...

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Novelist Tim Binding was born in Germany in 1947. A former editor at Penguin Books in London, he is ...

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Malorie Blackman was born in 1962. She qualified in Computer Science and followed a successful caree...

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Valerie Bloom was born in Jamaica and came to England in 1979. She studied English with African and ...

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Bolam Barry Ingle

Robyn Bolam (formerly published as Marion Lomax) was born in Newcastle in 1953 and grew up in Northu...

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