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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Born in 1952 in Calcutta, India, Vikram Seth was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Stanfor...

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Kamila Shamsie by Salma Raza website

Kamila Shamsie, novelist, was born in 1973 in Pakistan. Her first novel, In the City by the Sea, was...

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Shapcott Jo credit Rachel Shapcott

Poet Jo Shapcott was born in London in 1953. She was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin. Sh...

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Writer and broadcaster William Shawcross was born on 28 May 1946 in Sussex, England, the son of Lord...

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Simpson Helen Credit Celia Clark website

Helen Simpson was born in Bristol and grew up in London. She read English at Oxford University, wher...

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Indra Sinha was born in 1950, the son of an Indian naval officer and an English writer, Irene Elizab...

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Shelagh Stephenson website

Playwright Shelagh Stephenson was born in Northumberland and read drama at Manchester University. Sh...

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Szirtes Clarissa Upchurch website

George Szirtes was born in 1948 in Budapest and came to England as a refugee following the Hungarian...

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Tomlinson Charles website

Charles Tomlinson was born in 1927 in Stoke on Trent and studied English at Cambridge University. He...

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Poet, critic and translator Professor Jeffrey Wainwright was born in Stoke-on-Trent. He taught at th...

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Cat Weatherill is one of Europe's leading performance storytellers. She is also a bestselling childr...

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Welsh Irvine Credit Jeffrey Delannoy website

Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh in 1958. He lived in London after leaving school, but returned to...

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Simonetta Wenkert website

Simonetta Wenkert was born in 1965 of Italian-Austrian parents. She studied at Durham University and...

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Timberlake Wertenbaker website

Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker grew up in the Basque country. She was Resident Writer for 'Shared...

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Christopher Whyte website

Christopher Whyte is a poet, novelist, translator and critic. Born in Glasgow in 1952 of a Scottish ...

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Louisa Young press shot MAIN credit Sarah Lee website

Louisa Young is the author of a trilogy of novels: Baby Love (1997); Desiring Cairo (1999); and Tree...

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