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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Deane John F web

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

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

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Berlie Doherty March2014

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

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

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Durcan Paul Credit Mark Condren web

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

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Geoff Dyer by Matt Stuart

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

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

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Lucy English was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in England. She studied English and American Literatu...

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Bernardine Evaristo 2013 credit Hayley Madden web

Bernardine Evaristo was born in London to an English mother and Nigerian father. The fourth of eight...

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Fainlight Kitty Sullivan

Ruth Fainlight was born in New York City in 1931. She was educated in the United States and England,...

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Elaine Feinstein c Martin Feinstein

Poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator Elaine Feinstein was born ...

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Poet and critic James Fenton was born in Lincoln in 1949, and was brought up in Yorkshire and Staffo...

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David Flusfeder c Kate Boxer

Novelist David Flusfeder was born in the US in 1960. His first novel, Man Kills Woman, was published...

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Adam Foulds 1 c Charla Jones web

Adam Foulds was born and raised in London. He studied English at St Catherine's College, Oxford, and...

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Michael Frayn credit Ekko von Schwichow web

Playwright, novelist and translator Michael Frayn was born in London on 8 September 1933. After two ...

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Stephen Fry

Comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry was born in 1957 in London and brought up in Norfolk. He atte...

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Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962, where his father was prison governor at Camp Hil...

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Alex Garland credit Tom Miller

Alex Garland was born in 1970 in London, and studied Art History at the University of Manchester. On...

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Andrew Gurr Photo

Professor Andrew (John) Gurr was born on 23 December 1936 in Leicester. He grew up in New Zealand an...

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Mark Haddon c Rory Carnegie

Mark Haddon was born in Northampton in 1962. He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning ...

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