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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Suhayl Saadi was born in Yorkshire in 1961 of Afghan-Pakistani parents, and grew up in Glasgow, beco...

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Lawrence Sail Helen Sail website

Lawrence Sail was born in London in 1942 and brought up in Exeter. He studied French and German at O...

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Sam La Rose website

Jacob Sam-La Rose is a poet, performer, educator and editor who has performed and taught internation...

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Fiona Sampson photo credit Ekaterina Voskresenskaya website

Fiona Sampson was born in London. After a brief career as a concert violinist, she studied at Oxford...

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Schmidt Michael credit Ben Schmidt website

Michael Schmidt was born in Mexico on 2 March 1947 and studied at the universities of Harvard and Ox...

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Marcus Sedgwick was born in 1968 in Kent, and has worked as a bookseller and inside children's publi...

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Sudeep Sen studied at St Columba's School in New Delhi and read English Literature for an honours de...

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Born in 1952 in Calcutta, India, Vikram Seth was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Stanfor...

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Kamila Shamsie by Salma Raza website

Kamila Shamsie, novelist, was born in 1973 in Pakistan. Her first novel, In the City by the Sea, was...

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Shapcott Jo credit Rachel Shapcott

Poet Jo Shapcott was born in London in 1953. She was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin. Sh...

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Writer and broadcaster William Shawcross was born on 28 May 1946 in Sussex, England, the son of Lord...

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Owen Sheers 2015 website

Owen Sheers was born in Fiji in 1974 and brought up in Abergavenny, South Wales. He was educated at ...

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Jeremy Sheldon was born in 1971 in London. He gained an MA in Creative Writing from the University o...

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Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire was born in Kenya in 1988 and is a London-based Somali-British writer. She is the autho...

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Shukman Henry Credit Clare Dunne website

Henry Shukman is a poet, travel writer and fiction writer who lives in New Mexico. His novel, Sandst...

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Shuttle Jemimah Kuhfeld website

Penelope Shuttle was born in 1947 in Middlesex, and has lived in Falmouth, Cornwall since 1970, a pl...

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Hannah Silva is an award winning writer and theatre maker. She was born in Dorset, grew up in Suffol...

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Simpson Helen Credit Celia Clark website

Helen Simpson was born in Bristol and grew up in London. She read English at Oxford University, wher...

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Iain Sinclair 2011 credit Joy Gordon website

Iain Sinclair was born in 1943 in Cardiff, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, the Courtauld Ins...

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Simon Singh website

Simon Singh is an author, journalist and television producer, specialising in science and mathematic...

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