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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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 credit Derek Adams

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

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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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Michael Symmons Roberts was born in Preston, Lancashire, in 1963. He read Philosophy and Theology at...

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William Owen Roberts was born in 1960 in Bangor, North Wales. He attended the University of Wales fr...

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Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. He is the author of four collections of po...

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James Robertson 2010 credit Marianne Mitchelson

James Robertson is a poet, novelist, short story writer and editor who writes in English and Scots. ...

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Roger Robinson is a writer and performer who lives between London and Trinidad. He has performed wor...

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Peter Robinson is a British crime writer based in Canada. He was born in Yorkshire and studied at th...

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Monique Roffey is an award winning Trinidadian-born British writer. She has written four novels and ...

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Jane Rogers c Sarah Eyre

Jane Rogers was born in London on 21 July 1952. She was educated at New Hall, Cambridge, and Leicest...

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Romer Stephen 2 CREDIT AVIGAIL SCHIMMEL

Stephen Romer was born in Hertfordshire in 1957, and is a lecturer at the University of Tours in Fra...

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Jon Ronson is a nonfiction author, documentary maker and screenwriter. His books, Them: Adventures W...

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Sally Rooney was born in 1991 in Castlebar, County Mayo. She holds degrees in English and American L...

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Dilys Rose was born in Glasgow in 1954 and took a degree at Edinburgh University. She has held three...

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Prolific children's writer, Michael Rosen, was born in Middlesex in 1946 and studied English Languag...

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Meg Rosoff credit Zoe Norfolk

Meg Rosoff was born in 1956 in Boston, USA. She studied at Harvard University and left for England i...

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Leone Ross was born in Coventry, England, on 26 June 1969. She grew up in Jamaica, and studied at t...

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