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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Ahdaf Soueif website

Novelist Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England, where she studied for a P...

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Alan Spence by Calum Colvin website

Alan Spence was born in Glasgow and is a poet, novelist, short story writer and playwright. He is Pr...

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Sprackland Jean Credit Derek Adams website

Jean Sprackland was born and brought up in Burton-on-Trent and lived for many years in Southport, Me...

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Biographer Hilary Spurling was born in Stockport, England, in 1940. Educated at Somerville College,...

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Novelist and short-story writer Atima Srivastava was born in Mumbai, India, in 1961 and has lived in...

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Lisa St Aubin de Terán was born in London in 1953. She left England at the age of sixteen and, with ...

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edward st aubyn website

Edward St Aubyn was born in 1960 in London, and was educated at Westminster School and Oxford Univer...

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George steiner credit wm logan website

Professor George Steiner was born in Paris on 23 April 1929. His family moved to the United States i...

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Shelagh Stephenson website

Playwright Shelagh Stephenson was born in Northumberland and read drama at Manchester University. Sh...

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Greta Stoddart was born in Henley-on-Thames in 1966, and grew up in Belgium and Oxford. Her poetry h...

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Patsy Stoneman website

Dr Patsy Stoneman is Reader in English at the University of Hull, where she has taught since 1966. H...

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Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard was born Tomás Straüssler on 3 July 1937 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. He gre...

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Novelist and playwright David Storey was born on 13 July 1933 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He was educat...

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zoe strachan website

Zoe Strachan was born in 1975, brought up in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and later moved to Glasgow. She w...

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Peter Straughan c Casarotto Ramsay website

Playwright and screenwriter Peter Straughan was born in 1968 and grew up in Gateshead in the north-e...

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JeremyStrong byJustineStoddart 03 website

Jeremy Strong writes books for children, mainly of junior school age, and has a special interest in ...

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Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970 and grew up in Bedford and St Albans. He studied Englis...

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Kate Summerscale c Eamonn McCabe website

Kate Summerscale was born in 1965 and brought up in Japan, England and Chile. She studied at Oxford ...

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Luke Sutherland website

Luke Sutherland was born in London and was brought up in Orkney by his adopted parents. He was educa...

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