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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Qaisra Shahraz was born in Pakistan and brought up in Manchester, England, from the age of nine. She...

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Shakespeare Nicholas Credit Caroline Forbes website

Novelist and biographer Nicholas Shakespeare was born in Worcester, England, in 1957. He spent his c...

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Kamila Shamsie by Salma Raza website

Kamila Shamsie, novelist, was born in 1973 in Pakistan. Her first novel, In the City by the Sea, was...

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Shapcott Jo credit Rachel Shapcott

Poet Jo Shapcott was born in London in 1953. She was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin. Sh...

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Writer and broadcaster William Shawcross was born on 28 May 1946 in Sussex, England, the son of Lord...

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Owen Sheers 2015 website

Owen Sheers was born in Fiji in 1974 and brought up in Abergavenny, South Wales. He was educated at ...

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Jeremy Sheldon was born in 1971 in London. He gained an MA in Creative Writing from the University o...

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Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire was born in Kenya in 1988 and is a London-based Somali-British writer. She is the autho...

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Shukman Henry Credit Clare Dunne website

Henry Shukman is a poet, travel writer and fiction writer who lives in New Mexico. His novel, Sandst...

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Shuttle Jemimah Kuhfeld website

Penelope Shuttle was born in 1947 in Middlesex, and has lived in Falmouth, Cornwall since 1970, a pl...

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Schlock imagery by Field and McGlynn June 14 007 website

Hannah Silva is an award winning writer and theatre maker. She was born in Dorset, grew up in Suffol...

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Posy Simmonds was born in 1945 and grew up in Berkshire. She studied Graphic Design at the Central S...

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Simpson Helen Credit Celia Clark website

Helen Simpson was born in Bristol and grew up in London. She read English at Oxford University, wher...

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Iain Sinclair 2011 credit Joy Gordon website

Iain Sinclair was born in 1943 in Cardiff, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, the Courtauld Ins...

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Clive Sinclair website

Clive Sinclair was born on 19 February 1948. He grew up in North London and later studied at the uni...

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Simon Singh website

Simon Singh is an author, journalist and television producer, specialising in science and mathematic...

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Indra Sinha was born in 1950, the son of an Indian naval officer and an English writer, Irene Elizab...

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Lemn Sissay is the author of five poetry collections: Tender Fingers in a Clenched Fist (1988); Rebe...

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Zoë Skoulding was born in 1967 and has lived in north Wales since 1991, having previously grown up m...

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Gillian Slovo website Charlie hopkinson

Novelist Gillian Slovo was born in 1952 in South Africa, the daughter of Joe Slovo, leader of the So...

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