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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Raphael Frederic new cropped 300 CREDIT V

Frederic Raphael was born in 1931 in Chicago and moved to England as a boy. He was educated at Chart...

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Piers Paul Read c Jonathan Ring

Novelist and playwright Piers Paul Read was born in Beaconsfield on 7 March 1941. He was educated at...

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Poet Peter Reading was born on 27 July 1946 in Liverpool, England. He worked as a school teacher in...

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Philip Reeve was born and brought up in Brighton, and has since lived in Devon and Dartmoor. He work...

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Christopher Reid credit Jemimah Kuhfeld

Christopher Reid was born in Hong Kong in 1949, educated in England, and studied at Oxford Universit...

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Alastair Reid

Alastair Reid is a poet, a prose writer, a translator, and a traveller. Born in Galloway, he served ...

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Denise Riley c Denise Riley

Dr Denise Riley was born in 1948 in Carlisle. She is Professor of the History of Ideas and of Poetry...

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Michele Roberts c Viv Pegram

Novelist and poet Michèle Roberts was born in Hertfordshire, England, on 20 May 1949 to a French Cat...

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Jane Rogers c Sarah Eyre

Jane Rogers was born in London on 21 July 1952. She was educated at New Hall, Cambridge, and Leicest...

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Romer Stephen 2 CREDIT AVIGAIL SCHIMMEL

Stephen Romer was born in Hertfordshire in 1957, and is a lecturer at the University of Tours in Fra...

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Ronson Jon by Barney Poole for PSYCHO TEST1

Jon Ronson is a nonfiction author, documentary maker and screenwriter. His books, Them: Adventures W...

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Meg Rosoff credit Zoe Norfolk

Meg Rosoff was born in 1956 in Boston, USA. She studied at Harvard University and left for England i...

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Leone Ross was born in Coventry, England, on 26 June 1969. She grew up in Jamaica, and studied at t...

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Arundhati Roy credit Aijaz Hussain

Arundhati Roy was born in 1960 in Kerala, India. She studied architecture at the Delhi School of Arc...

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Carol Rumens

Carol Rumens was born on 10 December 1944 in Forest Hill, South London. She won a scholarship to gra...

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Rushdie Salman Credit Beowulf Sheehan

Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 19 June 1947. He went to school in Bombay and at R...

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Suhayl Saadi was born in Yorkshire in 1961 of Afghan-Pakistani parents, and grew up in Glasgow, beco...

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Lawrence Sail Helen Sail website

Lawrence Sail was born in London in 1942 and brought up in Exeter. He studied French and German at O...

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Sam La Rose website

Jacob Sam-La Rose is a poet, performer, educator and editor who has performed and taught internation...

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Fiona Sampson photo credit Ekaterina Voskresenskaya website

Fiona Sampson was born in London. After a brief career as a concert violinist, she studied at Oxford...

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