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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Sebastian Barry credit Photograph courtesy of the Irish Times

Sebastian Barry was born on 5 July 1955 in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. His acade...

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Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Centre for Translation and Comparative ...

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Bella Bathurst is a fiction and non-fiction writer, and photographer, born in London and living in S...

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Stephen Baxter was born in Liverpool in 1957 and studied maths at Cambridge University and engineeri...

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Francesca Beard was born in Malaysia and lives in London. She has been described as ‘spine-tingling’...

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Prof Gillian Beer

Professor Dame Gillian Beer was the King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the Universit...

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Ronan Bennett

Ronan Bennett was born on 14 January 1956 in Belfast, Ireland. He was educated at King's College, Lo...

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Richard Berengarten

Poet Richard Berengarten (formerly Burns) was born in London in 1943 into a family of musicians. He ...

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Tara Bergin was born and grew up in Dublin, and moved to England in 2002. In 2012 she completed her ...

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Emily Berry was born in London and was the winner of an Eric Gregory Award in 2008. She studied for ...

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Berry Sal Idriss

James Berry was born in 1924 in Jamaica and after working in the US for a time, settled in Britain i...

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Liz Berry Adrian Cox

Liz Berry was born in the English West Midlands in 1980, and now lives in Birmingham. Her pamphlet T...

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Playwright and actor Sudha Bhuchar co-founded Tamasha Theatre Company in 1989 with Kristine Landon-S...

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Carol Birch was born in 1951 in Manchester and studied at Keele University. She is the author of sev...

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Jan Blake is one of Europe's leading storytellers who has been performing world-wide since 1986. She...

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Nicholas Blincoe was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, in 1965, and studied at art college and for a PhD...

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Valerie Bloom was born in Jamaica and came to England in 1979. She studied English with African and ...

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Bolam Barry Ingle

Robyn Bolam (formerly published as Marion Lomax) was born in Newcastle in 1953 and grew up in Northu...

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Denis Bond first worked as an actor on stage and in television, then became a teacher for some years...

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Malika Booker

Malika Booker is a writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist, whose work spans literature, ed...

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