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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Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Fay Weldon was born on 22 September 1931. She was brought up i...

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Born in 1930, Stanley Wells is a renowned authority on Shakespeare and other writers of his time. He...

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Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh in 1958. He lived in London after leaving school, but returned to...

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Arnold Wesker Mark Raines of MJR PHOTOGRAPHY website

Playwright Arnold Wesker was born on 24 May 1932 in Stepney in the East End of London. His father wa...

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Matt Whyman is a young-adult novelist and a long-standing advice columnist for many teenage magazine...

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Christopher Whyte website

Christopher Whyte is a poet, novelist, translator and critic. Born in Glasgow in 1952 of a Scottish ...

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Susan Wicks 173Joanna Eldredge Morrissey website

Poet and novelist Susan Wicks was born in Kent, England, in 1947. She read French at the Universitie...

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Poet, journalist and travel writer Hugo Williams was born in 1942 in Windsor and grew up in Sussex. ...

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Robert McLiam Wilson was born in Belfast on 24 February 1966 and studied English at St Catharine's C...

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Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945 and spent her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames, where she ...

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Andrew Norman Wilson was born in Staffordshire in 1950 and is best known as a biographer, novelist, ...

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Simon Winchester is a writer and regular contributor to magazines and newspapers including Condé Nas...

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Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959. She was adopted and brought up ...

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Tim Winton began his first novel, An Open Swimmer (1982), at the age of 19, while on a Creative Writ...

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Louisa Young is the author of a trilogy of novels: Baby Love (1997); Desiring Cairo (1999); and Tree...

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