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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David Greig was born in Edinburgh in 1969 and brought up in Nigeria. He studied drama at Bristol Uni...

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Trevor Griffiths c Jo Clauwaert web

Trevor Griffiths was born in 1935 in Manchester. He graduated from Manchester University with a BA i...

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Mark Haddon c Rory Carnegie

Mark Haddon was born in Northampton in 1962. He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning ...

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Matt Haig was born in 1975 in Sheffield, and grew up in Newark, Nottinghamshire. He studied at Hull ...

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Sophie Hannah web

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in ...

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Joanne Harris was born in Barnsley in 1964, of a French mother and an English father. She studied Mo...

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Tony Harrison is Britain's leading film and theatre poet. He has written for the National Theatre in...

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Mo Hayder is an author of crime and thriller fiction. She left school at 15, and after a series of j...

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Herbert Mark Husmann

W. N. Herbert was born in 1961 in Dundee, Scotland and was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford. Hi...

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Hill Susan Credit Ben Graville

Novelist, children's writer and playwright Susan (Elizabeth) Hill was born in Scarborough, England, ...

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Anthony Horowitz web

Anthony Horowitz is best known as a screenwriter and children's novelist. Born in 1955 in North Lond...

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Michael Hulse is a poet, translator and critic. Born in 1955, he was brought up in Stoke-on-Trent an...

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Jamie Kathleen Eamonn McCabe

Kathleen Jamie was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1962. She studied philosophy at Edinburgh Unive...

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From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Oliver Jeffers’ w...

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Catherine Johnson is a novelist and screenwriter who lives in London. She was born in 1962 and studi...

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Susanna Jones was born in 1967 and grew up in Yorkshire. She studied drama at London University wher...

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The poet Emma Jones was born in Sydney and studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Her ...

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Gareth Phillips Jones was born 30th December, 1973 in the semi-mythical city of Birmingham. At the t...

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Charlotte Keatley was born in London on 5 January 1960. She studied drama at the University of Manch...

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Mimi Khalvati was born in Tehran, Iran, on 28 April 1944. She grew up on the Isle of Wight and was e...

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