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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Valerie Bloom was born in Jamaica and came to England in 1979. She studied English with African and ...

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Denis Bond first worked as an actor on stage and in television, then became a teacher for some years...

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Tim Bowler is the author of several prize-winning books for children, teenagers and young adults. Hi...

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Frank Cottrell Boyce was born in Liverpool and studied English at Oxford University. He first worked...

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Theresa Breslin is the critically acclaimed author of over 30 books whose work has been filmed for t...

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Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934, and studied at Wimbledon School of Art and the Slade Scho...

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Novelist Christopher Brookmyre was born in Glasgow on 6 September 1968 and educated at Glasgow Unive...

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Kevin Brooks was born in 1959, grew up in Devon and now lives in North Yorkshire. He studied psychol...

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Anthony Browne is a children's author/illustrator and lives in Kent. He was born in Sheffield in 194...

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Poet Alan Brownjohn was born in London on 28 July 1931 and was educated at Merton College, Oxford. H...

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Writer of acclaimed and often controversial children's fiction, Melvin Burgess was born on 25 April ...

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John Burningham was born in 1936 in Farnham, Surrey, and attended the alternative school, Summerhill...

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Anne Cassidy was born in London in 1952, and worked for some years as a teacher, before becoming a f...

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Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers was born in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham, in 1934. In 1953 after undergoing National...

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Tracy Chevalier was born in 1962 and grew up in the US. She studied English at Oberlin College, Ohio...

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Emma Chichester Clark was born in 1955 and studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of...

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Lauren Child was born in 1967 and grew up in Marlborough, Wiltshire. She studied Art at Manchester P...

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Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1965, poet Kate Clanchy was educated in Edinburgh and Oxford. She lived...

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Gillian Clarke was born in Cardiff, Wales, and now lives with her family on a smallholding in Ceredi...

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Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford, on the south east coast of Ireland, in 1965. He studied in Dublin, ...

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