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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Ann Turnbull was born in Hertford in 1943, and brought up in south-east London. She worked as a secr...

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Jenny Uglow grew up in Cumbria and Dorset and studied English at Oxford. Until 2012, she was Editori...

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Ardashir Vakil was born in Bombay and now lives in London. He was educated at The Doon School in Deh...

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Tomas Venclova is a Lithuanian poet, prose writer and literary critic of world renown and the best k...

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Yvonne Vera was born on 19 September 1964 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She was educated at York University...

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Ed Vere writes and illustrates picture books which are published all over the world. The Getaway, wo...

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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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Keith Waterhouse website

Keith Waterhouse was born in 1929 in Leeds, and was a novelist, columnist, playwright and screenwrit...

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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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