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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Stevie Davies, novelist and historian, was born in Wales; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Li...


Jill Dawson web

Jill Dawson was born in Durham and grew up in Staffordshire, Essex and Yorkshire. She read American ...


Bernieres Louis Credit Ivon Bartholomew web

Novelist Louis de Bernières was born in London in 1954. He joined the army at 18 but left after spen...


Deane Seamus Credits Caroline Forbes

Critic, poet and novelist Seamus Deane was born in 1940 in Derry in Northern Ireland. He was educate...


Deane John F web

John F. Deane was born on Achill Island in 1943. He is the author of several poetry collections and ...


Joolz Promo Pic 1 web

Born in 1955, Joolz Denby is a writer, poet, spoken-word performer, illustrative and fine artist, cu...


Dharker photo Ayesha Dharker website

Imtiaz Dharker was born in Pakistan, raised in Glasgow, and now lives between London and Mumbai. She...


Didsbury photo Pat Didsbury

Peter Didsbury was born in 1946 in Fleetwood, Lancashire. He moved to Hull as a child, later studyin...



Isobel Dixon was born in Umtata, South Africa, grew up in the Karoo region and studied in Stellenbos...


Berlie Doherty March2014

Children's author Berlie Doherty (née Hollingsworth) was born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, on 6 Novembe...


Dooley David Hunter web

Poet and freelance writer Maura Dooley was born in Truro, England, and grew up in Bristol. Educated ...


Tishani Doshi 1 Denzil Sequeira web

Tishani Doshi is a writer and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati origin. She was born in Madras, India, in 197...


Duffy Carol Ann Michael Woods 2006 FOR USE web

Poet, playwright and freelance writer Carol Ann Duffy was born on 23 December 1955 in Glasgow and re...


Duhig Ian 300

Ian Duhig was born in London. He has won the National Poetry Competition twice, and in 1994 was name...



Antony Dunn was born in London in 1973 and lives in Leeds. He won the Newdigate Prize in 1995 and re...


dunn 1

Professor Douglas Dunn was born on on 23 October 1942 in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. He was educated fi...


Joe Dunthorne 2011 credit Angus Muir

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea, and is a graduate of the University of East Anglia...


Durcan Paul Credit Mark Condren web

Poet Paul Durcan was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 16 October 1944. He was educated at University Coll...


Geoff Dyer by Matt Stuart

Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 1958 and was educated at Corpus Christi Colle...



Professor Terry Eagleton, Chair within the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster U...