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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Paul Muldoon credit Michael Potiker

Paul Muldoon was born in Portadown, County Armagh, in 1951. He read English at Queen's University, B...

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Daljit Nagra credit Sarah Lee

Daljit Nagra was born and brought up in West London and Sheffield. He lives in London, and works as ...

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Bernard ODonoghue credit James Connolly

Bernard O'Donoghue was born in Cullen, County Cork, in 1945, later moving to Manchester. He studied ...

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Andrew OHagan broaddaylight

Andrew O'Hagan was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968 and read English at the University of Strathcly...

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Meredith Oakes is a playwright and translator, and one of the Royal Court Theatre's new generation o...

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Alice Oswald Kate Mount

Alice Oswald lives in Devon.  She trained as a classicist and was the recipient of an Eric Gregory A...

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Parks Tim Credit Basso Cannarsa

Tim Parks was born in Manchester, England in 1954, spent his adolescence in London and studied at Ca...

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Tom Paulin credit Barney Cokeliss

Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 25 January 1949, poet, critic and playwright Tom (Thomas Neilson) Pauli...

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Stephen Poliakoff

Stephen Poliakoff is an acclaimed playwright, director and scriptwriter. Born in London in 1952, he ...

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Sheenagh Pugh

Sheenagh Pugh was born in 1950 and lives in Shetland. She lived for many years in Wales and taught C...

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Philip Pullman credit George Reszeter

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich in 1946, and travelled all over the world during his childhood, s...

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Ravinder Randhawa was born in India and grew up in Warwickshire.  In 1984 she founded the Asian Wom...

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Christopher Reid credit Jemimah Kuhfeld

Christopher Reid was born in Hong Kong in 1949, educated in England, and studied at Oxford Universit...

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Alastair Reid

Alastair Reid is a poet, a prose writer, a translator, and a traveller. Born in Galloway, he served ...

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Romer Stephen 2 CREDIT AVIGAIL SCHIMMEL

Stephen Romer was born in Hertfordshire in 1957, and is a lecturer at the University of Tours in Fra...

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Carol Rumens

Carol Rumens was born on 10 December 1944 in Forest Hill, South London. She won a scholarship to gra...

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Lawrence Sail Helen Sail website

Lawrence Sail was born in London in 1942 and brought up in Exeter. He studied French and German at O...

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Fiona Sampson photo credit Ekaterina Voskresenskaya website

Fiona Sampson was born in London. After a brief career as a concert violinist, she studied at Oxford...

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Schmidt Michael credit Ben Schmidt website

Michael Schmidt was born in Mexico on 2 March 1947 and studied at the universities of Harvard and Ox...

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Sudeep Sen studied at St Columba's School in New Delhi and read English Literature for an honours de...

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