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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Sean Borodale was born in London in 1973 and lives in Liverpool and Ireland. He works as a poet and ...

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Tim Bowler is the author of several prize-winning books for children, teenagers and young adults. Hi...

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Melvyn Bragg

Broadcaster, writer and novelist Melvyn Bragg was born on 6 October, 1939 in Wigton, Cumbria, in the...

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Jean 'Binta' Breeze was born in Jamaica in 1957. She studied at the Jamaican School of Drama with Mi...

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Theresa Breslin is the critically acclaimed author of over 30 books whose work has been filmed for t...

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Novelist Christopher Brookmyre was born in Glasgow on 6 September 1968 and educated at Glasgow Unive...

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Anthony Browne is a children's author/illustrator and lives in Kent. He was born in Sheffield in 194...

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Alan Brownjohn Black White David Barton

Poet Alan Brownjohn was born in London on 28 July 1931 and was educated at Merton College, Oxford. H...

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Bryce Colettec Phyllis Christopher

Colette Bryce was born in Derry in 1970.  She was a Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of ...

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Poet and novelist John Burnside was born on 19 March 1955 in Dunfermline, Scotland, and now lives in...

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Ron Butlin was born in 1949 in Edinburgh, Scotland and was educated at the University of Edinburgh. ...

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Jez Butterworth is a playwright and screenwriter. His stage plays include Mojo (1995); The Night Her...

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Ciaran Carson c Gerard Carson

Poet and novelist Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1948. After graduating fro...

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Miranda Carter c Roderick Field colour web

Miranda Carter, biographer, was educated at St. Paul's Girls' School and Exeter College, Oxford. She...

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Justin Cartwright c Jaime Turner

Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa, and educated in the United States and at Oxford Universi...

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Born in Calcutta, India, in 1962, Amit Chaudhuri was brought up in Bombay. He graduated from Univers...

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Tracy Chevalier was born in 1962 and grew up in the US. She studied English at Oberlin College, Ohio...

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Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1965, poet Kate Clanchy was educated in Edinburgh and Oxford. She lived...

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Clark Polly Photo Ruth Clark

Polly Clark was born in Toronto, Canada in 1968 and was brought up in Cumbria, Lancashire and the Bo...

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Gillian Clarke was born in Cardiff, Wales, and now lives with her family on a smallholding in Ceredi...

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