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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Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971 and grew up there before moving to England, aged fourteen year...


Dharker photo Ayesha Dharker website

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



Farrukh Dhondy was born in Poona, India in 1944 in a Parsi family. He obtained a Bachelor of Science...


Didsbury photo Pat Didsbury

Peter Didsbury was born in 1946 in Fleetwood, Lancashire. He moved to Hull as a child, later studyin...



Andy Diggle is an award-winning freelance comic-book writer, currently under exclusive contract to M...


Minoo Dinshaw author pic

Minoo Dinshaw is a writer living in London. He is the son of award-winning author Candia McWilliam a...


Isobel Dixon was born in Umtata, South Africa, grew up in the Karoo region and studied in Stellenbos...



Elyse Dodgson has been working in the theatre for over thirty years and is Associate Director and He...


Berlie Doherty March2014

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


Chris Dolan Photo web

Award-winning poet, author and playwright Chris Dolan was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His first play,...


Emma Donoghue Mark Raynes Roberts web

Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin in 1969 and studied English and French at University College, Dubli...


Dooley David Hunter web

Poet and freelance writer Maura Dooley was born in Truro, England, and grew up in Bristol. Educated ...


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...


Doughty+Louise credit Charlie Hopkinson web

Louise Doughty is the author of several novels and one book of non-fiction, and also writes radio pl...


Doyle Roddy Credit Mark Nixon

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...


Stella Duffy web

Stella Duffy was born in London in 1963 and spent her childhood in New Zealand. Her novels are: Sing...


Duhig Ian 300

Ian Duhig was born in London. He has won the National Poetry Competition twice, and in 1994 was name...


Sarah Dunant photo

Novelist, broadcaster and critic Sarah Dunant was born in 1950, and was educated at Godolphin and La...