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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Nick Laird credit Mark Pringle

Nick Laird is a lawyer, poet, novelist and critic from Northern Ireland. His essays, reviews and poe...

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John Lanchester was born in Hamburg in 1962. He grew up in the Far East, but was educated in England...

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Lasdun James Credit Nina Subin

James Lasdun was born in London and now lives in the US. He is a poet, fiction and screen writer, an...

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Lebrecht Norman credit Geoff Barton The Strad web

Norman Lebrecht writes on music and cultural affairs. He is currently Assistant Editor and columnist...

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Melissa Lee-Houghton is a poet & writer of short fiction, selected by The Poetry Book Society as one...

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Mike Leigh is an award-winning screen-writer and playwright who was born in Salford, Lancashire, in ...

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Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982. She grew up in Sheffield and read English at St Hild...

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Deborah Levy web

Playwright, novelist and poet Deborah Levy (Fellow Royal Society of Literature) was born in 1959 in ...

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Lewis Keith Morris web

Poet Gwyneth Lewis was born in 1959 in Cardiff, Wales. She attended a bilingual school in Pontypridd...

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Nell Leyshon is a novelist and playwright. Her first stage play, The Farm (2002), was runner-up for ...

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Toby Litt was born in Bedfordshire, England, in 1968. He read English at Worcester College, Oxford, ...

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Critic, novelist and broadcaster Adam Lively was born on 20 January 1961 in Swansea, Wales. His moth...

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Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead was born in 1947, in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. She studied ...

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Longley Michael Credit Bobbie Hanvey web

Poet Michael Longley was born in Belfast in 1939 and educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Instit...

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Hannah Lowe is a writer living in London. Her first poetry collection Chick was published by Bloodax...

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Philip MacCann was born in Manchester, England in 1966. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin an...

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Playwright and novelist Sharman Macdonald was born in Glasgow in 1951. Educated at the University of...

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Lachlan Mackinnon credit Wendy Cope

Lachlan Mackinnon was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1956 and educated at Charterhouse and Christ Chu...

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Tim Mackintosh-Smith is an Arabist, traveller, writer and lecturer. He studied at Oxford University ...

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Aonghas MacNeacail

Aonghas Macneacail was born in 1942 on the Isle of Skye, and attended Glasgow University from 1968-1...

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