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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Harry Potter J.K

J. K. Rowling was born in 1965, and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent. She studied at Exeter University, wh...

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Rushdie Salman Credit Beowulf Sheehan

Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 19 June 1947. He went to school in Bombay and at R...

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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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Marcus Sedgwick was born in 1968 in Kent, and has worked as a bookseller and inside children's publi...

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Rachel Seiffert was born in 1971 in Oxford to German and Australian parents, and was brought up bi-l...

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Will Self credit Chris Close 2014 website

Will Self was born in London in 1961. He graduated from Oxford University and began writing fiction,...

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

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Qaisra Shahraz was born in Pakistan and brought up in Manchester, England, from the age of nine. She...

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Posy Simmonds was born in 1945 and grew up in Berkshire. She studied Graphic Design at the Central S...

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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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Ahdaf Soueif website

Novelist Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England, where she studied for a P...

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Zoe Strachan was born in 1975, brought up in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and later moved to Glasgow. She w...

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Jeremy Strong writes books for children, mainly of junior school age, and has a special interest in ...

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Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970 and grew up in Bedford and St Albans. He studied Englis...

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Sweeney John Minehan website

Matthew Sweeney was born in Donegal, Ireland in 1952. He moved to London in 1973 and studied at the ...

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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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IforThomas

Ifor Thomas was born in Haverfordwest in 1949. He received the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry in...

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Thompson Kate

Kate Thompson was born in Halifax and grew up in Leamington Spa and Worcester. She has lived in Irel...

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William Trevor 2014 website

Novelist and short-story writer William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in the Republi...

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Ann Turnbull was born in Hertford in 1943, and brought up in south-east London. She worked as a secr...

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