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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Wendy Cope

Poet Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent in 1945 and read History at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She ...


Charlotte Cory c Visitorian Institute

Charlotte Cory was born in 1956 in Bristol, England. She read English at the University of Bristol a...



Gillian Cross was born in London in 1945, and studied at Somerville College, Oxford and the Universi...


Kevin Crossley Holland casual small web

Kevin Crossley-Holland was born in 1941 in North Buckinghamshire and grew up in the Chilterns. He st...


Jill Dawson web

Jill Dawson was born in Durham and grew up in Staffordshire, Essex and Yorkshire. She read American ...



Novelist, short-story writer and children's author Anita Desai was born in 1937 in Mussoorie, India....


Dharker photo Ayesha Dharker website

Imtiaz Dharker was born in Pakistan, raised in Glasgow, and now lives between London and Mumbai. She...


Berlie Doherty March2014

Children's author Berlie Doherty (née Hollingsworth) was born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, on 6 Novembe...


Tishani Doshi 1 Denzil Sequeira web

Tishani Doshi is a writer and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati origin. She was born in Madras, India, in 197...


Born in Dublin in 1958, Roddy Doyle was educated by the Christian Brothers and at Trinity College, D...


Margaret Drabble Colour c Ruth Corney cleared for all use + foreign publishers web

Novelist, biographer and critic Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield on 5 June 1939. She was educa...


Duffy Carol Ann Michael Woods 2006 FOR USE web

Poet, playwright and freelance writer Carol Ann Duffy was born on 23 December 1955 in Glasgow and re...


Durcan Paul Credit Mark Condren web

Poet Paul Durcan was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 16 October 1944. He was educated at University Coll...



Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta was born to Ibo parents in Lagos on 21 July 1944. She moved to Britai...


Bernardine Evaristo 2013 credit Hayley Madden web

Bernardine Evaristo was born in London to an English mother and Nigerian father. The fourth of eight...


Fainlight Kitty Sullivan

Ruth Fainlight was born in New York City in 1931. She was educated in the United States and England,...



Sara Fanelli was born in 1969 in Florence, where she studied for a Diploma di Maturita at the Liceo ...


ALISON screen size

Alison Fell was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1944. She was educated at Dumfries Academy and Edinbur...


Georgina Ferry Photo web

Science writer Georgina Ferry is a freelance writer, editor and broadcaster. Born in Hong Kong in 19...


Anne Fine no credit web

Anne Fine is a distinguished writer for both adults and children.  Her novel Goggle-Eyes (1989) won ...