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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Tom Paulin credit Barney Cokeliss

Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 25 January 1949, poet, critic and playwright Tom (Thomas Neilson) Pauli...

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Michelle Paver Charles Shearn

Michelle Paver was born in Nyasaland (now Malawi) in 1960 and moved to England in 1963. She studied ...

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Mal Peet Walker Books

Mal Peet grew up in North Norfolk, and studied English and American Studies at the University of War...

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Originally a Natural Sciences graduate with a PhD in optoelectronics, Mario Petrucci works as a free...

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Caryl Phillips was born on 13 March 1958 on the Caribbean island of St Kitts. He grew up in Leeds, ...

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Phillipson Jamie Hawkesworth

The artist and poet Heather Phillipson was born in London in 1978. She completed her undergraduate d...

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Katherine Pierpoint was born in Northampton in 1961. She studied languages at Exeter University, th...

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Sadie Plant was born in 1964 in Birmingham. She read Philosophy at Manchester University, lectured a...

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Stephen Poliakoff

Stephen Poliakoff is an acclaimed playwright, director and scriptwriter. Born in London in 1952, he ...

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Pollard Hayley Madden

Clare Pollard was born in 1978, and studied at Cambridge University. She was the recipient of an Eri...

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JACOB POLLEY copyright Adrian Pope

Born in 1975, poet and novelist Jacob Polley grew up in rural Bowness-on-Solway near Carlisle. Early...

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Poet and novelist Jem Poster was educated at Henbury Comprehensive, Bristol, and at Pembroke College...

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Tom Pow was born in Edinburgh in 1950.   After studies at the University of St Andrews, he taught E...

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Playwright Rebecca Prichard was born in 1971. She studied drama at Exeter University, graduating in ...

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Author and artist Alison Prince was born in 1931 and won a scholarship to Slade School of Art, after...

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J. H. Prynne was born in 1936 and is a leading late modernist poet. He was a key contributor to The ...

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Sheenagh Pugh

Sheenagh Pugh was born in 1950 and lives in Shetland. She lived for many years in Wales and taught C...

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Philip Pullman credit George Reszeter

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich in 1946, and travelled all over the world during his childhood, s...

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Poet and critic Craig Raine was born on 3 December 1944 in Bishop Auckland, England, and read Englis...

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Ross Raisin was born in Yorkshire in 1979. He studied English at King's College, London and later fo...

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