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

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Glenn Patterson was born in Belfast in 1961 and studied on the Creative Writing MA at the University...

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Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 25 January 1949, poet, critic and playwright Tom (Thomas Neilson) Pauli...

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Broadcaster, journalist and writer Jeremy Paxman was born on 11 May 1950. He was educated at Malvern...

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Tim Pears

Tim Pears was born in Tonbridge Wells, Kent, on 15 November 1956. He graduated from the National Fil...

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Mal Peet Walker Books

Mal Peet grew up in North Norfolk, and studied English and American Studies at the University of War...

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Originally a Natural Sciences graduate with a PhD in optoelectronics, Mario Petrucci works as a free...

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Caryl Phillips was born on 13 March 1958 on the Caribbean island of St Kitts. He grew up in Leeds, E...

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Writer Mike Phillips was born in Georgetown, Guyana. He came to Britain as a child and grew up in Lo...

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The artist and poet Heather Phillipson was born in London in 1978. She completed her undergraduate d...

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Woodrow Phoenix is a writer, artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in London. He is known f...

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Sadie Plant was born in 1964 in Birmingham. She read Philosophy at Manchester University, lectured a...

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Clare Pollard was born in 1978, and studied at Cambridge University. She was the recipient of an Eri...

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Rob Pope is Professor of English at the School of Humanities, Oxford Brookes University. He has work...

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Poet and novelist Jem Poster was educated at Henbury Comprehensive, Bristol, and at Pembroke College...

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Tom Pow was born in Edinburgh in 1950.   After studies at the University of St Andrews, he taught E...

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Christopher Priest was born in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, in 1943. He began writing soon after lea...

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Author and artist Alison Prince was born in 1931 and won a scholarship to Slade School of Art, after...

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Kate Pullinger was born in British Columbia and educated on Vancouver Island. She moved to England w...

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Poet and critic Craig Raine was born on 3 December 1944 in Bishop Auckland, England, and read Englis...

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