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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Ian Rankin is the UK's number one best-selling crime writer. He lives in Edinburgh, and writes abou...

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Frederic Raphael was born in 1931 in Chicago and moved to England as a boy. He was educated at Chart...

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Mark Ravenhill

Playwright Mark Ravenhill was educated at Bristol University where he studied English and Drama, and...

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Piers Paul Read c Jonathan Ring

Novelist and playwright Piers Paul Read was born in Beaconsfield on 7 March 1941. He was educated at...

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Poet Peter Reading was born on 27 July 1946 in Liverpool, England. He worked as a school teacher in...

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Celia Rees was born in 1949 and grew up in Solihull, England. She took a degree in History and Poli...

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Philip Reeve was born and brought up in Brighton, and has since lived in Devon and Dartmoor. He work...

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Christopher Reid credit Jemimah Kuhfeld

Christopher Reid was born in Hong Kong in 1949, educated in England, and studied at Oxford Universit...

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Alastair Reid

Alastair Reid is a poet, a prose writer, a translator, and a traveller. Born in Galloway, he served ...

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Ruth Rendell cr Jerry Bauer

Crime novelist Ruth Rendell was born on 17 February 1930 in London, and educated at Loughton County ...

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Oliver Reynolds

Oliver Reynolds was born in 1957 in Cardiff, Wales. He was educated at the University of Hull, where...

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Dan Rhodes c Emmily Rhodes

Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He studied Humanities at the University of Glamorgan and later returned...

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Francesca Rhydderch c Keith Morris

Francesca Rhydderch was born in Aberystwyth. Following completion of a PhD on Virginia Woolf and Kat...

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Ben Rice was born in Devon in 1972. He studied English at the universities of Newcastle and Oxford b...

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Philip Ridley is an artist, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. He was born in London and studie...

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Dr Denise Riley was born in 1948 in Carlisle. She is Professor of the History of Ideas and of Poetry...

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Gwendoline Riley was born in London in 1979, and grew up on the Wirral. She studied English at Manch...

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Maurice Riordan was born in Lisgoold, County Cork, in 1953, and is a teacher, poet and editor. He is...

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Aileen Ritchie is the author of the play The Juju Girl (1999), first performed at the Traverse Theat...

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Michele Roberts c Viv Pegram

Novelist and poet Michèle Roberts was born in Hertfordshire, England, on 20 May 1949 to a French Cat...

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