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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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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John Sutherland was born in 1938 and is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Litera...

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Sweeney John Minehan website

Matthew Sweeney was born in Donegal, Ireland in 1952. He moved to London in 1973 and studied at the ...

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Swift Graham Ekko Von Schwichow

Novelist Graham Swift was born in London in 1949. He was educated at Dulwich College, Queens' Colleg...

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Meera Syal CURRENT High Res

Writer and actress Meera Syal was born in 1963 near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands and was educa...

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David Szalay was born in Montreal, Canada in 1974, moved to the UK the following year and has lived ...

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Szirtes Clarissa Upchurch website

George Szirtes was born in 1948 in Budapest and came to England as a refugee following the Hungarian...

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Levi Tafari was born in Liverpool. He is the author of three poetry collections: Duboetry (1987), L...

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DJ Taylor website

D.J. Taylor was born in 1960, studied at St John's College, Oxford and is a writer and critic. His c...

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Sara Taylor grew up in Virginia and is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the Univers...

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G. P. Taylor was born and grew up in Scarborough, Yorkshire, moving to London as a teenager. He work...

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Joelle Taylor is a published poet, award winning playwright and spoken word artist. She has toured s...

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RomaTearneWebsite

Roma Tearne is a painter, installation artist, film maker and writer. She left Sri Lanka aged ten ye...

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Tempest Kate 2014 website

Kate Tempest is a playwright, poet, novelist and spoken word artist. She began performing when she l...

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Jeet Thayil credit Basso Cannarsa website

Jeet Thayil was born in Kerala, India in 1959 and was educated in Hong Kong, New York and Bombay. He...

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