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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Zena Edwards is a poet and performer who uses song, movement and global influences as a jump-off for...


Elfyn John Briggs web

Menna Elfyn was born in 1951 near Swansea, Wales and is know first and foremost as a poet. She is a ...


Inua Ellams photo c Oliver Holms web

Inua Ellams was born in Nigeria in 1984 and moved to the UK as a child. He is a poet, performer, pla...


TTE photo 2016 credit Lloyd Smith web

Tan Twan Eng was born in Penang in 1972 and grew up in Malaysia. He worked as an intellectual proper...


Lucy English Photo

Lucy English was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in England. She studied English and American Literatu...


Anne Enright was born in Dublin in 1962, studied English and Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, ...


Bernardine Evaristo 2013 credit Hayley Madden web

Bernardine Evaristo was born in London to an English mother and Nigerian father. The fourth of eight...


Jenni Fagan 2013 cr Urszula Soltys

Jenni Fagan’s critically acclaimed debut novel, The Panopticon, was published in 2012 and named one ...


Fainlight Kitty Sullivan

Ruth Fainlight was born in New York City in 1931. She was educated in the United States and England,...


Zoe Fairbairns c Roderick Field 1

Zoe Fairbairns was born in England on 20 December 1948, and educated at the University of St. Andrew...


FarleyPaul cr Jemimah Kuhfeld

Poet Paul Farley was born in Liverpool, England in 1965 and studied at the Chelsea School of Art. He...


Feaver Vicki Credit Caroline Forbes

Poet Vicki Feaver was born in Nottingham in 1943 and educated at Durham University and University Co...


Elaine Feinstein c Martin Feinstein

Poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator Elaine Feinstein was born ...


ALISON screen size

Alison Fell was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1944. She was educated at Dumfries Academy and Edinbur...


j fenton photo web

Poet and critic James Fenton was born in Lincoln in 1949, and was brought up in Yorkshire and Staffo...


Peter Finch

Peter Finch lives in Cardiff and is a poet, critic, author and reviewer. In the 1960s and '70s he ed...


Allen Fisher 2 web

Allen Fisher was born in 1944, and is a poet, artist and publisher, and the editor of Spanner magazi...


Flanagan Richard Credit Ulf Anderson web

Richard Flanagan was born in 1961 in Tasmania. He left school at 16, later winning a Rhodes scholars...


Sue Fletcher by Graeme Cornes web

Susan Fletcher was born in Birmingham in 1979. She studied Creative Writing at the University of Eas...


David Flusfeder c Kate Boxer

Novelist David Flusfeder was born in the US in 1960. His first novel, Man Kills Woman, was published...