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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Patrick Neate is a respected novelist, critic, scriptwriter and poet. His work has been published in...

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Patrick Ness by Helen Giles

Patrick Ness was born in the US in 1971, living in the western states of Hawaii, Washington and Cali...

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Nichols Mike Park

Grace Nichols was born in Georgetown, Guyana, in 1950 and grew up in a small country village on the ...

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Lawrence Norfolk by Jonathan Ring

Lawrence Norfolk was born in London in 1963. He read English at King’s College, London, graduating i...

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Philip Norman was born in London in 1943 and grew up on the Isle of Wight. He is a biographer, novel...

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Irish novelist and short-story writer Edna O'Brien was born on 15 December 1930 in Tuamgraney, Count...

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OBrienSean Moira Conway

Poet Sean O'Brien was born in London, England, on 19 December 1952 and grew up in Hull. He was educa...

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Born in Northern Ireland in 1972, Maggie O'Farrell grew up in Wales and Scotland. She has worked as ...

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Andrew O'Hagan was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968 and read English at the University of Strathcly...

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Redmond O'Hanlon was born in Dorset and studied at Oxford University. From 1970-1974 he was a Member...

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Poet and novelist Ben Okri was born in 1959 in Minna, northern Nigeria, to an Igbo mother and Urhobo...

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Ondaatje Michael Credit Beowulf Sheehan

Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka on 12 September 1943. He moved to England in 1954, and in 196...

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Ormsby Patrick Duffy

Frank Ormsby was born in 1947, in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, and was educated ...

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Diriye Osman credit Tom Hensher

Diriye Osman was born in Somalia in 1983 and raised in Kenya and London. He is a short story writer,...

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Alice Oswald Kate Mount

Alice Oswald lives in Devon.  She trained as a classicist and was the recipient of an Eric Gregory A...

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Padel Ruth Credit Alex Phoundoulakis

Ruth Padel was born in London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Zoological Soc...

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Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a writer of poetry, prose and articles, and has published 3 poetry chapbooks: ...

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Parks Tim Credit Basso Cannarsa

Tim Parks was born in Manchester, England in 1954, spent his adolescence in London and studied at Ca...

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Don Paterson credit Bob Barkery

Poet, writer and musician Don Paterson was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1963. He won an Eric Gregory...

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Brian Patten made his name in the 1960s as one of the Liverpool Poets, alongside Adrian Henri and Ro...

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