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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Raman Mundair is a writer and artist. She was born in India and raised in Manchester and Leicester a...

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Meja Mwangi was born in Nanyuki, Kenya, in 1948. He was educated at Nanyuki Secondary School, Kenyat...

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Daljit Nagra credit Sarah Lee

Daljit Nagra was born and brought up in West London and Sheffield. He lives in London, and works as ...

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Molly Naylor is the creator of the solo show, Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You, a coming-of-ag...

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Patrick Neate is a respected novelist, critic, scriptwriter and poet. His work has been published in...

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Nichols Mike Park

Grace Nichols was born in Georgetown, Guyana, in 1950 and grew up in a small country village on the ...

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OBrienSean Moira Conway

Poet Sean O'Brien was born in London, England, on 19 December 1952 and grew up in Hull. He was educa...

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Bernard ODonoghue credit James Connolly

Bernard O'Donoghue was born in Cullen, County Cork, in 1945, later moving to Manchester. He studied ...

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Poet and novelist Ben Okri was born in 1959 in Minna, northern Nigeria, to an Igbo mother and Urhobo...

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Ondaatje Michael Credit Beowulf Sheehan

Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka on 12 September 1943. He moved to England in 1954, and in 196...

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Ormsby Patrick Duffy

Frank Ormsby was born in 1947, in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, and was educated ...

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Alice Oswald Kate Mount

Alice Oswald lives in Devon.  She trained as a classicist and was the recipient of an Eric Gregory A...

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Padel Ruth Credit Alex Phoundoulakis

Ruth Padel was born in London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Zoological Soc...

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Playwright, novelist and journalist Louise Page was born in London, in 1955. She was educated at the...

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Writer, poet and playwright Janet Paisley writes for stage, television, radio and screen. She was a ...

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David Park was born in Belfast in 1953, and now lives in County Down, Northern Ireland. He was educa...

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Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a writer of poetry, prose and articles, and has published 3 poetry chapbooks: ...

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Parks Tim Credit Basso Cannarsa

Tim Parks was born in Manchester, England in 1954, spent his adolescence in London and studied at Ca...

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Don Paterson credit Bob Barkery

Poet, writer and musician Don Paterson was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1963. He won an Eric Gregory...

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Brian Patten made his name in the 1960s as one of the Liverpool Poets, alongside Adrian Henri and Ro...

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