Writers Directory

This searchable database contains profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth's most important writers. Each profile includes a biography, bibliography, critical reviews and information about awards.

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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 career...

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

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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 C...

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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 Birm...

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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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Chaz Brenchley was born in 1959 in Oxford. In his early twenties, he wrote for a variety of teenage ...

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