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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Derek Mahon was born in Belfast in 1941. He studied French Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, an...

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Malouf David Credit Conrad Del Villar

David Malouf was born in Queensland, Australia, in 1934 to a Lebanese-Christian father and English-J...

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Aoife Mannix is the author of four collections of poetry: The Trick of Foreign Words (2002); The Ele...

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Hilary Mantel was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England on 6 July 1952. She studied Law at the London...

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Mapanje Keith Pattinson

Malawian poet Jack Mapanje taught in Malawi Secondary Schools before he joined the Department of Eng...

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Adam Marek

Adam Marek is an award-winning short story writer. He won the 2011 Arts Foundation Short Story Fello...

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Valerie Mason-John was born in 1962 in Cambridge, and used the stage name ‘Queenie’, and is now know...

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Glyn Maxwell was born in 1962 in Welwyn Garden City, England. He read English at Oxford University a...

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Born in a small mining community near Edinburgh, Brian McCabe has been a freelance writer since 1980...

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Crime writer Val McDermid grew up in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, and studied English at Oxford University. ...

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Award-winning poet, playwright, broadcaster and children's author Roger McGough was born on 9 Novemb...

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Medbh McGuckian

Medbh McGuckian was born in Belfast on 12 August 1950 and educated at a Dominican convent and Queen'...

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McGuinness Patrick Credit Barney Jones

Patrick McGuinness was born in Tunisia in 1968.  He is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford, where...

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Scottish novelist William McIlvanney was born in 1936 in Kilmarnock, the son of a miner. He graduate...

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Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955, studied at Nottingham University and taught for some...

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Poet Ian McMillan was born in 1956, in Darfield, South Yorkshire, England and was educated at North ...

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James Meek by Sophy Geering

James Meek was born in London in 1962 and grew up in Dundee. He worked as a reporter for 20 years, a...

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Pauline Melville was born in Guyana in 1948. She has worked as an actress, appearing in films such a...

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Christopher Meredith

Christopher Meredith was born in Tredegar, Wales in 1954 and studied at the University College of Wa...

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Livi Michael was born in Manchester, England in 1960 and grew up on a council estate in Ashton-under...

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