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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Raphael Frederic new cropped 300 CREDIT V

Frederic Raphael was born in 1931 in Chicago and moved to England as a boy. He was educated at Chart...

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Piers Paul Read c Jonathan Ring

Novelist and playwright Piers Paul Read was born in Beaconsfield on 7 March 1941. He was educated at...

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Poet Peter Reading was born on 27 July 1946 in Liverpool, England. He worked as a school teacher in...

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Christopher Reid credit Jemimah Kuhfeld

Christopher Reid was born in Hong Kong in 1949, educated in England, and studied at Oxford Universit...

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Alastair Reid

Alastair Reid is a poet, a prose writer, a translator, and a traveller. Born in Galloway, he served ...

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Ruth Rendell cr Jerry Bauer

Crime novelist Ruth Rendell was born on 17 February 1930 in London, and educated at Loughton County ...

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Oliver Reynolds

Oliver Reynolds was born in 1957 in Cardiff, Wales. He was educated at the University of Hull, where...

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Denise Riley c Denise Riley

Dr Denise Riley was born in 1948 in Carlisle. She is Professor of the History of Ideas and of Poetry...

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Maurice Riordan credit Derek Adams

Maurice Riordan was born in Lisgoold, County Cork, in 1953, and is a teacher, poet and editor. He is...

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Michael Symmons Roberts was born in Preston, Lancashire, in 1963. He read Philosophy and Theology at...

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William Owen Roberts was born in 1960 in Bangor, North Wales. He attended the University of Wales fr...

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Michele Roberts c Viv Pegram

Novelist and poet Michèle Roberts was born in Hertfordshire, England, on 20 May 1949 to a French Cat...

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robin robertson

Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. He is the author of four collections of po...

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James Robertson 2010 credit Marianne Mitchelson

James Robertson is a poet, novelist, short story writer and editor who writes in English and Scots. ...

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Roger Robinson is a writer and performer who lives between London and Trinidad. He has performed wor...

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Jane Rogers c Sarah Eyre

Jane Rogers was born in London on 21 July 1952. She was educated at New Hall, Cambridge, and Leicest...

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Romer Stephen 2 CREDIT AVIGAIL SCHIMMEL

Stephen Romer was born in Hertfordshire in 1957, and is a lecturer at the University of Tours in Fra...

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Prolific children's writer, Michael Rosen, was born in Middlesex in 1946 and studied English Languag...

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Arundhati Roy credit Aijaz Hussain

Arundhati Roy was born in 1960 in Kerala, India. She studied architecture at the Delhi School of Arc...

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Carol Rumens

Carol Rumens was born on 10 December 1944 in Forest Hill, South London. She won a scholarship to gra...

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