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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carolbirch

Carol Birch was born in 1951 in Manchester and studied at Keele University. She is the author of sev...

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Alan Bissett

Alan Bissett was born in 1975 in Falkirk, Scotland. David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’, re-released, was a...

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Malorie Blackman was born in 1962. She qualified in Computer Science and followed a successful caree...

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Sir Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators and children's authors. He was bo...

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Jan Blake is one of Europe's leading storytellers who has been performing world-wide since 1986. She...

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Alan Bleasdale, born in Liverpool in 1946, taught at various schools in Lancashire before becoming R...

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Nicholas Blincoe was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, in 1965, and studied at art college and for a PhD...

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Valerie Bloom was born in Jamaica and came to England in 1979. She studied English with African and ...

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Robyn Bolam (formerly published as Marion Lomax) was born in Newcastle in 1953 and grew up in Northu...

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Denis Bond first worked as an actor on stage and in television, then became a teacher for some years...

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Malika Booker

Malika Booker is a writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist, whose work spans literature, ed...

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Stephen Booth

Stephen Booth was born in Burnley and brought up in Blackpool, Lancashire. After graduating from Bir...

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sborodale

Sean Borodale was born in London in 1973 and lives in Liverpool and Ireland. He works as a poet and ...

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Tim Bowler is the author of several prize-winning books for children, teenagers and young adults. Hi...

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Frank Cottrell Boyce was born in Liverpool and studied English at Oxford University. He first worked...

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William Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana, on 7 March 1952. He was educated at Gordonstoun School, Glasg...

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Author photo Michael Bracewell

Writer, novelist and cultural commentator Michael Bracewell was born in London in 1958. Educated at ...

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Melvyn Bragg

Broadcaster, writer and novelist Melvyn Bragg was born on 6 October, 1939 in Wigton, Cumbria, in the...

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Carys Bray was brought up in a strict Mormon family in Southport, Lancashire, England, where she sti...

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Jean 'Binta' Breeze was born in Jamaica in 1957. She studied at the Jamaican School of Drama with Mi...

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