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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David Harrower

Playwright David Harrower was born in Edinburgh in 1966. His first play, Knives in Hens (1997), was ...


Michael Hofmann credit Ulla Montan

Poet and translator Michael Hofmann was born in Freiburg, West Germany in 1957. The son of the Germa...


Hollinghurst Alan Credit Robert Taylor

Alan Hollinghurst was born in Stroud in Gloucestershire, England in 1954 and was educated at Magdale...


richard holmes correction

Biographer Richard Holmes was born in London, England on 5 November 1945 and educated at Downside Sc...


Michael Holroyd Author Photo cred Caroline Forbes

Biographer Michael Holroyd was born in 1935 and was educated at Eton College. His first book was a b...


MereridHopwood CROP

Mererid Hopwood was born in Cardiff and now lives in Carmarthen. A first-language Welsh-speaker, she...


Andrew Hussey c Jerry Bauer Agence Opale web

Andrew Hussey is a cultural historian and biographer. He grew up in Liverpool, and studied at Manche...


Catherine Johnson Image web

Catherine Johnson is a novelist and screenwriter who lives in London. She was born in 1962 and studi...


Kapka Kassabova c Marti Friedlander

Kapka Kassabova was born and raised in Bulgaria in the 1970s and 1980s, and educated at the French C...


Lee Hermione Credit Greg Smolonski Photovibe web

Critic and biographer Hermione Lee was born in Winchester, England in 1948 and grew up in London. Af...



Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead was born in 1947, in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. She studied ...


Lachlan Mackinnon credit Wendy Cope

Lachlan Mackinnon was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1956 and educated at Charterhouse and Christ Chu...


Aonghas MacNeacail

Aonghas Macneacail was born in 1942 on the Isle of Skye, and attended Glasgow University from 1968-1...


Derek Mahon was born in Belfast in 1941. He studied French Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, an...


Medbh McGuckian

Medbh McGuckian was born in Belfast on 12 August 1950 and educated at a Dominican convent and Queen'...


McGuinness Patrick Credit Barney Jones

Patrick McGuinness was born in Tunisia in 1968.  He is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford, where...


Christopher Meredith

Christopher Meredith was born in Tredegar, Wales in 1954 and studied at the University College of Wa...


Livi Michael Photo

Livi Michael was born in Manchester, England in 1960 and grew up on a council estate in Ashton-under...



Marion Molteno grew up in South Africa and left after being involved in student protests against the...


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Mihangel Morgan was born in 1955 in Aberdare, South Wales and lectures in 20th-century Welsh literat...