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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Elizabeth Laird C Angus McDowall web

Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand of Scottish parents, but grew up in London. Before studying ...

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Born in West London, Tony Lee has been a writer and journalist for television, print and radio for o...

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LingardJoan

Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh and spent her formative years in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She n...

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Novelist and children's writer Penelope Lively was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1933 and brought up ther...

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Lodge David Credit Joel Kaplan web

Born in South London on 28 January 1935, Professor David Lodge is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of ...

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Robert Macfarlane credit Angus Muir web

Robert Macfarlane was born in Oxford in 1976 and is a travel writer, nature writer and critic. He st...

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Aonghas MacNeacail

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

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Aoife Mannix is the author of four collections of poetry: The Trick of Foreign Words (2002); The Ele...

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Simon Mawer was born in 1948 and spent his childhood in England, Cyprus and Malta. He studied zoolog...

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Born in a small mining community near Edinburgh, Brian McCabe has been a freelance writer since 1980...

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Playwright and novelist Patrick McCabe was born in 1955 in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. He was ...

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Alexander McCall Smith was born in Zimbabwe and educated both there and in Scotland. He worked as a ...

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Geraldine McCaughrean was born in 1951 and brought up in North London. She studied at Christ Church ...

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McEwan Ian Credit Annalena McAfee

Ian McEwan was born on 21 June in 1948 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. He spent much of his childh...

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Award-winning poet, playwright, broadcaster and children's author Roger McGough was born on 9 Novemb...

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Scottish novelist William McIlvanney was born in 1936 in Kilmarnock, the son of a miner. He graduate...

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Hilary McKay was born in Boston, Lincolnshire where she grew up the eldest of four girls in a family...

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Sophie McKenzie was born in London, studied at university there, and worked as a journalist, an edit...

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Poet Ian McMillan was born in 1956, in Darfield, South Yorkshire, England and was educated at North ...

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Cliff McNish was born in Sunderland in 1962 and worked in the computer industry before taking up wri...

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