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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lemnsissay website

Lemn Sissay is the author of five poetry collections: Tender Fingers in a Clenched Fist (1988); Rebe...

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Zoë Skoulding was born in 1967 and has lived in north Wales since 1991, having previously grown up m...

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Dorothea Smartt was born and brought up in London and is of Barbadian heritage. She worked for many ...

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Ahdaf Soueif website

Novelist Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England, where she studied for a P...

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Alan Spence by Calum Colvin website

Alan Spence was born in Glasgow and is a poet, novelist, short story writer and playwright. He is Pr...

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Sprackland Jean Credit Derek Adams website

Jean Sprackland was born and brought up in Burton-on-Trent and lived for many years in Southport, Me...

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Shelagh Stephenson website

Playwright Shelagh Stephenson was born in Northumberland and read drama at Manchester University. Sh...

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Greta Stoddart was born in Henley-on-Thames in 1966, and grew up in Belgium and Oxford. Her poetry h...

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Novelist and playwright David Storey was born on 13 July 1933 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He was educat...

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Zoe Strachan was born in 1975, brought up in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and later moved to Glasgow. She w...

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Sweeney John Minehan website

Matthew Sweeney was born in Donegal, Ireland in 1952. He moved to London in 1973 and studied at the ...

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Szirtes Clarissa Upchurch website

George Szirtes was born in 1948 in Budapest and came to England as a refugee following the Hungarian...

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Levi Tafari was born in Liverpool. He is the author of three poetry collections: Duboetry (1987), L...

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DJ Taylor website

D.J. Taylor was born in 1960,studied at St John's College, Oxford and is a writer and critic. His co...

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G. P. Taylor was born and grew up in Scarborough, Yorkshire, moving to London as a teenager. He work...

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Joelle Taylor is a published poet, award winning playwright and spoken word artist. She has toured s...

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Tempest Kate 2014 website

Kate Tempest is a playwright, poet, novelist and spoken word artist. She began performing when she l...

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Jeet Thayil credit Basso Cannarsa website

Jeet Thayil was born in Kerala, India in 1959 and was educated in Hong Kong, New York and Bombay. He...

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IforThomas

Ifor Thomas was born in Haverfordwest in 1949. He received the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry in...

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