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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Salley Vickers website

Salley Vickers was born in Liverpool in 1948 and was brought up in Stoke-on-Trent and London. She re...

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Charlotte Voake Walker Books website

Charlotte Voake was born in 1957 in Wales, and was brought up in Chepstow and the Wirral. She studie...

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Poet, critic and translator Professor Jeffrey Wainwright was born in Stoke-on-Trent. He taught at th...

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The poet Mark Waldron was born in New York, and has worked in advertising for many years. His first ...

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Helen Walsh was born in Warrington in 1977. Her first novel, Brass, was published in 2004 and was as...

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Joanna Walsh's books include Hotel (Bloomsbury UK and US Sept 2015), Vertigo (Dorothy, A Publishing ...

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Minette Walters was born in Hertfordshire. She read French at Durham University and worked as sub-ed...

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Michelene Wandor is a playwright, poet, short story writer, critic and musician. Born in 1940, the d...

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Sophie Wardle Damian Comyns website

Sarah Wardle was born in London in 1969, and studied Classics at Oxford University and English at Su...

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Novelist, critic and cultural historian Marina Warner was born in London on 9 November 1946 to an En...

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Scottish novelist Alan Warner was born in 1964. Together with Irvine Welsh and A. L. Kennedy he is s...

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Tom Warner was born in 1979 in Nottinghamshire and lives in Norwich. He was a recipient of an Eric G...

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Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters was born in 1966 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. She studied English Literature at the univers...

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Cat Weatherill is one of Europe's leading performance storytellers. She is also a bestselling childr...

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Dr Chris Weedon was born in West Germany in 1952. She was educated at Southampton University and at ...

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Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Fay Weldon was born on 22 September 1931. She was brought up i...

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Born in 1930, Stanley Wells is a renowned authority on Shakespeare and other writers of his time. He...

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Philip Wells is a performance poet who performs in a huge variety of venues. He is Poet in Residence...

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Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh in 1958. He lived in London after leaving school, but returned to...

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After studying history at Glasgow University, Louise Welsh established a second-hand bookshop, where...

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