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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Matthew Kneale was born in London in 1960, read Modern History at Oxford University and on graduatin...

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Stephen Knight was born in Swansea in 1960. He read English at Jesus College, Oxford, after which he...

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Zaffar Kunial is a British poet born in Birmingham, who currently lives in Shipley, Yorkshire. His m...

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Hanif Kureishi was born in Kent and read philosophy at King’s College, London. In 1981 he won the Ge...

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Linton Kwesi Johnson was born in 1952 in Chapelton, Jamaica. He moved to London in 1963 to be with h...

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Nick Laird is a lawyer, poet, novelist and critic from Northern Ireland. His essays, reviews and poe...

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Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand of Scottish parents, but grew up in London. Before studying ...

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Norman Lebrecht writes on music and cultural affairs. He is currently Assistant Editor and columnist...

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Born in West London, Tony Lee has been a writer and journalist for television, print and radio for o...

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Critic and biographer Hermione Lee was born in Winchester, England in 1948 and grew up in London. Af...

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Andrea Levy was born in London, England in 1956 to Jamaican parents. She is the author of five novel...

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Poet Gwyneth Lewis was born in 1959 in Cardiff, Wales. She attended a bilingual school in Pontypridd...

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Marina Lewycka is of Ukrainian origin and was born in a refugee camp in Kiel, Germany, during World ...

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Peter Paul Anatol Lieven (28 June 1960) is a British author, Orwell Prize-winning journalist, and po...

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Novelist and children's writer Penelope Lively was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1933 and brought up ther...

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Critic, novelist and broadcaster Adam Lively was born on 20 January 1961 in Swansea, Wales. His moth...

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Robin Llywelyn was born in 1958 in Llanfrothen, Gwynedd, Wales. He studied Welsh and Irish at the Un...

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Born in South London on 28 January 1935, Professor David Lodge is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of ...

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Poet Michael Longley was born in Belfast in 1939 and educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Instit...

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Writer and journalist Tim Lott was born in 1956 in Southall, Middlesex, England and studied Politics...

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