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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Sadie Plant was born in 1964 in Birmingham. She read Philosophy at Manchester University, lectured a...

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Stephen Poliakoff

Stephen Poliakoff is an acclaimed playwright, director and scriptwriter. Born in London in 1952, he ...

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Pollard Hayley Madden

Clare Pollard was born in 1978, and studied at Cambridge University. She was the recipient of an Eri...

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JACOB POLLEY copyright Adrian Pope

Born in 1975, poet and novelist Jacob Polley grew up in rural Bowness-on-Solway near Carlisle. Early...

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Rob Pope is Professor of English at the School of Humanities, Oxford Brookes University. He has work...

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Max Porter is Editorial Director of Granta and Portobello Books. His debut novel Grief is the Thing ...

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Poet and novelist Jem Poster was educated at Henbury Comprehensive, Bristol, and at Pembroke College...

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Tom Pow was born in Edinburgh in 1950.   After studies at the University of St Andrews, he taught E...

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is a novelist, short story writer and screenwriter. She was born in 1927 in Ger...

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Alex Preston was born in 1979 and studied English at Oxford University. His first novel, The Bleedi...

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Playwright Rebecca Prichard was born in 1971. She studied drama at Exeter University, graduating in ...

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Christopher Priest was born in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, in 1943. He began writing soon after lea...

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Author and artist Alison Prince was born in 1931 and won a scholarship to Slade School of Art, after...

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J. H. Prynne was born in 1936 and is a leading late modernist poet. He was a key contributor to The ...

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Sheenagh Pugh

Sheenagh Pugh was born in 1950 and lives in Shetland. She lived for many years in Wales and taught C...

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Kate Pullinger was born in British Columbia and educated on Vancouver Island. She moved to England w...

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Philip Pullman was born in Norwich in 1946, and travelled all over the world during his childhood, s...

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Poet and critic Craig Raine was born on 3 December 1944 in Bishop Auckland, England, and read Englis...

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Ross Raisin was born in Yorkshire in 1979. He studied English at King's College, London and later fo...

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Ravinder Randhawa was born in India and grew up in Warwickshire.  In 1984 she founded the Asian Wom...

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