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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Michelle Paver Charles Shearn

Michelle Paver was born in Nyasaland (now Malawi) in 1960 and moved to England in 1963. She studied ...

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Tim Pears

Tim Pears was born in Tonbridge Wells, Kent, on 15 November 1956. He graduated from the National Fil...

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Originally a Natural Sciences graduate with a PhD in optoelectronics, Mario Petrucci works as a free...

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Caryl Phillips was born on 13 March 1958 on the Caribbean island of St Kitts. He grew up in Leeds, ...

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Woodrow Phoenix is a writer, artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in London. He is known f...

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Katherine Pierpoint was born in Northampton in 1961. She studied languages at Exeter University, th...

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Tom Pow was born in Edinburgh in 1950.   After studies at the University of St Andrews, he taught E...

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Author and artist Alison Prince was born in 1931 and won a scholarship to Slade School of Art, after...

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

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Ian Rankin is the UK's number one best-selling crime writer. He lives in Edinburgh, and writes abou...

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Celia Rees was born in 1949 and grew up in Solihull, England. She took a degree in History and Poli...

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Philip Reeve was born and brought up in Brighton, and has since lived in Devon and Dartmoor. He work...

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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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Philip Ridley is an artist, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. He was born in London and studie...

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James Robertson is a poet, novelist, short story writer and editor who writes in English and Scots. ...

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Roger Robinson is a writer and performer who lives between London and Trinidad. He has performed wor...

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Prolific children's writer, Michael Rosen, was born in Middlesex in 1946 and studied English Languag...

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Meg Rosoff was born in 1956 in Boston, USA. She studied at Harvard University and left for England i...

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Tony Ross was born in London in 1938. He trained at the Liverpool School of Art and has worked as a ...

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