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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Adcock Caroline Forbes

Poet Fleur Adcock was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on 10 February 1934, but spent much of her chil...

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JohnAgard

Playwright, poet, short-story and children's writer John Agard was born on 21 June 1949 in British G...

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Alan Ayckbourn c Adrian Gatie web

Sir Alan Ayckbourn was born in London in 1939, and has worked in theatre all his life. He has undert...

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Iain Bamforth was born in 1959 into a Plymouth Brethren family and grew up in Glasgow, where he atte...

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Bandele Biyi Credit Manuel Vason

Biyi Bandele was born in Nigeria in 1967, and now lives in London. He has written several plays, and...

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Barnes Julian Credit Alan Edwards web

Novelist Julian Barnes was born in Leicester on 19 January 1946 and was educated at the City of Lond...

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Neil Bartlett c Camilla Broadbent 2 web

Neil Bartlett was born in 1958 in Hertfordshire, and is a writer, playwright, translator, performer ...

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Susan Bassnett photo web

Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Centre for Translation and Comparative ...

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Richard Berengarten

Poet Richard Berengarten (formerly Burns) was born in London in 1943 into a family of musicians. He ...

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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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Kevin Brooks New web

Kevin Brooks was born in 1959, grew up in Devon and now lives in North Yorkshire. He studied psychol...

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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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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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Clarke Gillian 2 CREDIT ADRIAN POPE website

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

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BR Collins

B. R. Collins was born in 1981 and lives in Kent. She studied English at Kings College, Cambridge, t...

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Freelance writer, poet and translator, David Constantine was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1944. H...

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Dominic Cooke was born in 1966. He is currently Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company,...

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Kevin Crossley Holland casual small web

Kevin Crossley-Holland was born in 1941 in North Buckinghamshire and grew up in the Chilterns. He st...

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