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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Alexander McCall Smith Photo Graham Clark

Alexander McCall Smith was born in Zimbabwe and educated both there and in Scotland. He worked as a ...

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Geraldine McCaughrean was born in 1951 and brought up in North London. She studied at Christ Church ...

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Crime writer Val McDermid grew up in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, and studied English at Oxford University. ...

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Award-winning poet, playwright, broadcaster and children's author Roger McGough was born on 9 Novemb...

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Claire McGowan was born in Northern Ireland in 1981. She grew up in a village where the most excitin...

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Medbh McGuckian

Medbh McGuckian was born in Belfast on 12 August 1950 and educated at a Dominican convent and Queen'...

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Patrick McGuinness was born in Tunisia in 1968.  He is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford, where...

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Scottish novelist William McIlvanney was born in 1936 in Kilmarnock, the son of a miner. He graduate...

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Hilary McKay was born in Boston, Lincolnshire where she grew up the eldest of four girls in a family...

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David McKie was born in 1935, and works as a journalist and author. He was deputy editor of The Guar...

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Poet Ian McMillan was born in 1956, in Darfield, South Yorkshire, England and was educated at North ...

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Cliff McNish was born in Sunderland in 1962 and worked in the computer industry before taking up wri...

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Pauline Melville was born in Guyana in 1948. She has worked as an actress, appearing in films such a...

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Christopher Meredith

Christopher Meredith was born in Tredegar, Wales in 1954 and studied at the University College of Wa...

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China Miéville is a science fiction and fantasy writer. He was born in Norwich in 1972, studying Soc...

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Andrew Miller

Novelist Andrew Miller was born in 1960 in Bristol, England, and has lived and worked in several cou...

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James Miller was born in London in 1976 and studied at Oxford University, University College London ...

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A. D. Miller was born in London in 1974 and studied literature at Cambridge, afterwards winning a fe...

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Robert Minhinnick

Robert Minhinnick was born in 1952 in Neath, South Wales. He grew up near Bridgend and studied at th...

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Marion Molteno grew up in South Africa and left after being involved in student protests against the...

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