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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Ahdaf Soueif website

Novelist Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England, where she studied for a P...

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Biographer Hilary Spurling was born in Stockport, England, in 1940. Educated at Somerville College,...

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Novelist and short-story writer Atima Srivastava was born in Mumbai, India, in 1961 and has lived in...

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George steiner credit wm logan website

Professor George Steiner was born in Paris on 23 April 1929. His family moved to the United States i...

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Shelagh Stephenson website

Playwright Shelagh Stephenson was born in Northumberland and read drama at Manchester University. Sh...

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Patsy Stoneman website

Dr Patsy Stoneman is Reader in English at the University of Hull, where she has taught since 1966. H...

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Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard was born Tomás Straüssler on 3 July 1937 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. He gre...

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Novelist and playwright David Storey was born on 13 July 1933 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He was educat...

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zoe strachan website

Zoe Strachan was born in 1975, brought up in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and later moved to Glasgow. She w...

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Kate Summerscale c Eamonn McCabe website

Kate Summerscale was born in 1965 and brought up in Japan, England and Chile. She studied at Oxford ...

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John Sutherland was born in 1938 and is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Litera...

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Szirtes Clarissa Upchurch website

George Szirtes was born in 1948 in Budapest and came to England as a refugee following the Hungarian...

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DJ Taylor website

D.J. Taylor was born in 1960,studied at St John's College, Oxford and is a writer and critic. His co...

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G. P. Taylor was born and grew up in Scarborough, Yorkshire, moving to London as a teenager. He work...

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Marcel Theroux credit Sarah Lee website

Marcel Theroux is a screenwriter, a broadcaster and novelist. He is the son of travel writer Paul Th...

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IforThomas

Ifor Thomas was born in Haverfordwest in 1949. He received the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry in...

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Award-winning travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron was born in London on 14 June 1939. Educated ...

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Poet Anthony Thwaite was born in Chester, England, in 1930. He spent his early childhood in Yorkshir...

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Irish novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in Ireland in 1955 an...

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Claire Tomalin NEW 2011 credit Angus Muir website

Biographer Claire Tomalin was born in London in 1933. After graduating from Newnham College, Cambrid...

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