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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Andrew Cowan web

Andrew Cowan was born in Corby, Northamptonshire in 1960, and studied at the University of East Angl...

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Novelist Jim Crace was born in Hertfordshire, England, in 1946 and was brought up in north London. H...

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Poet and critic Robert Crawford was born in Belshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, in 1959, and grew up ne...

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Valentine Cunningham is Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University, and Tutor...

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Tony Curtis was born in Carmarthen in west Wales in 1946. He studied at Swansea University and Godda...

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Rachel Cusk was born in Canada in 1967 and spent much of her childhood in Los Angeles before finishi...

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Poet, novelist and playwright Fred D'Aguiar was born in London in 1960 to Guyanese parents. He lived...

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David Dabydeen

Critic, writer and novelist David Dabydeen was born in 1955 in Berbice, Guyana, moving to England wi...

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William Dalrymple was born and brought up in Scotland. He wrote his first book, In Xanadu: A Quest (...

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Achmat Dangor was born in Johannesburg in 1948, and after high school, lived in several small rural ...

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Poet, playwright and novelist Julia Darling was born on 21 August 1956 in Winchester, England, and w...

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Stevie Davies, novelist and historian, was born in Wales; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Li...

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Jill Dawson web

Jill Dawson was born in Durham and grew up in Staffordshire, Essex and Yorkshire. She read American ...

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Born in 1969, writer Alain de Botton moved to England with his family from Switzerland when he was e...

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Critic, poet and novelist Seamus Deane was born in 1940 in Derry in Northern Ireland. He was educate...

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Born in 1955, Joolz Denby is a writer, poet, spoken-word performer, illustrative and fine artist, cu...

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Novelist, short-story writer and children's author Anita Desai was born in 1937 in Mussoorie, India....

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Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971 and grew up there before moving to England, aged fourteen year...

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Farrukh Dhondy was born in Poona, India in 1944 in a Parsi family. He obtained a Bachelor of Science...

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Isobel Dixon was born in Umtata, South Africa, grew up in the Karoo region and studied in Stellenbos...

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