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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Richard Perceval Graves was born in Brighton in 1945. He studied Modern History at St. John's Colleg...


Lavinia Greenlaw credit Julian Abrams

Poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London in 1962. She read Modern Arts at Kingston Poly...


Andrew Greig credit Gunnie Moberg

Andrew Greig was born on 23 September 1951 in Bannockburn, Scotland and grew up in Anstruther, Fife....


Gross photo Zelie Gross

Philip Gross was born in 1952 in North Cornwall. His father's history as a wartime refugee from Esto...


Tanika Photo c Simon Anand

Tanika Gupta was born in 1963 in Chiswick, and is a British playwright of Bengali origin. She read m...


Andrew Gurr Photo

Professor Andrew (John) Gurr was born on 23 December 1936 in Leicester. He grew up in New Zealand an...


Helon Habila 2010

Poet and prose fiction writer Helon Habila studied Literature at the University of Jos and lectured ...


Mark Haddon c Rory Carnegie

Mark Haddon was born in Northampton in 1962. He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning ...


Hadfield Caroline Forbes

Jen Hadfield was born in Cheshire in 1978, and studied English Language and Literature at the Univer...


Tessa Hadley lives in Cardiff and teaches Literature and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, he...


matt haig c Clive Doyle 2

Matt Haig was born in 1975 in Sheffield, and grew up in Newark, Nottinghamshire. He studied at Hull ...


Sophie Hannah web

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in ...


Tony Harrison credit Sandra Lousada

Tony Harrison is Britain's leading film and theatre poet. He has written for the National Theatre in...


David Harsent credit Simon Harsent

David Harsent has received a number of literary awards, including the T.S. Eliot Prize, an Eric Greg...



James Hawes was born in 1960 and grew up in Gloucestershire, Edinburgh and Shropshire. After graduat...


I Heggie web

Iain Heggie was born in Glasgow in 1953. His Mobil prize-winning play, A Wholly Healthy Glasgow (198...



Performance poet John Hegley was born in 1953 in Newington Green, Islington. He grew up in Luton and...


Alexandra Heminsley resized

Alexandra Heminsley worked in publishing for six years before becoming a freelance journalist, broad...


Paul Henry

Paul Henry is the author of six poetry collections and his work has been widely anthologised. A popu...


Herbert Mark Husmann

W. N. Herbert was born in 1961 in Dundee, Scotland and was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford. Hi...