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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Ian Sansom is the author of The Truth About Babies: From A-Z (2002) and Ring Road (2004). He is a r...

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Schmidt Michael credit Ben Schmidt website

Michael Schmidt was born in Mexico on 2 March 1947 and studied at the universities of Harvard and Ox...

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Marcus Sedgwick was born in 1968 in Kent, and has worked as a bookseller and inside children's publi...

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Will Self credit Chris Close 2014 website

Will Self was born in London in 1961. He graduated from Oxford University and began writing fiction,...

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Sudeep Sen studied at St Columba's School in New Delhi and read English Literature for an honours de...

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Born in 1952 in Calcutta, India, Vikram Seth was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Stanfor...

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Shakespeare Nicholas Credit Caroline Forbes website

Novelist and biographer Nicholas Shakespeare was born in Worcester, England, in 1957. He spent his c...

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Shapcott Jo credit Rachel Shapcott

Poet Jo Shapcott was born in London in 1953. She was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin. Sh...

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Writer and broadcaster William Shawcross was born on 28 May 1946 in Sussex, England, the son of Lord...

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Owen Sheers 2015 website

Owen Sheers was born in Fiji in 1974 and brought up in Abergavenny, South Wales. He was educated at ...

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Shukman Henry Credit Clare Dunne website

Henry Shukman is a poet, travel writer and fiction writer who lives in New Mexico. His novel, Sandst...

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Simpson Helen Credit Celia Clark website

Helen Simpson was born in Bristol and grew up in London. She read English at Oxford University, wher...

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Iain Sinclair 2011 credit Joy Gordon website

Iain Sinclair was born in 1943 in Cardiff, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, the Courtauld Ins...

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Simon Singh website

Simon Singh is an author, journalist and television producer, specialising in science and mathematic...

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Indra Sinha was born in 1950, the son of an Indian naval officer and an English writer, Irene Elizab...

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Lemn Sissay is the author of five poetry collections: Tender Fingers in a Clenched Fist (1988); Rebe...

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Zoë Skoulding was born in 1967 and has lived in north Wales since 1991, having previously grown up m...

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Gillian Slovo website Charlie hopkinson

Novelist Gillian Slovo was born in 1952 in South Africa, the daughter of Joe Slovo, leader of the So...

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Ali Smith 2015 Sarah Wood website

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge.   Her books have won and been shortl...

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Zadie Smith Credit Dominique Nabokov 2012 website

Novelist Zadie Smith was born in North London in 1975 to an English father and a Jamaican mother. Sh...

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