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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Louise Welsh06 photo c Steve Lindbridge website

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

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Simonetta Wenkert website

Simonetta Wenkert was born in 1965 of Italian-Austrian parents. She studied at Durham University and...

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Timberlake Wertenbaker website

Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker grew up in the Basque country. She was Resident Writer for 'Shared...

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Arnold Wesker Mark Raines of MJR PHOTOGRAPHY website

Playwright Arnold Wesker was born on 24 May 1932 in Stepney in the East End of London. His father wa...

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Alex Wheatle is the author of several novels, some of them set in Brixton, where he grew up. Born in...

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Ian Whybrow, children's author, was born in Gillingham, Kent and grew up in Margate and in Hong Kong...

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MattWhyman2015 website

Matt Whyman is a young-adult novelist and a long-standing advice columnist for many teenage magazine...

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Christopher Whyte website

Christopher Whyte is a poet, novelist, translator and critic. Born in Glasgow in 1952 of a Scottish ...

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Susan Wicks 173Joanna Eldredge Morrissey website

Poet and novelist Susan Wicks was born in Kent, England, in 1947. She read French at the Universitie...

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Clare Wigfall is a British writer, born in Greenwich, London 1976. She spent her childhood in Berkel...

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Sam Willetts was born in 1962 in Oxford, and raised there. His father was a scholar and translator o...

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Poet, journalist and travel writer Hugo Williams was born in 1942 in Windsor and grew up in Sussex. ...

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Robert McLiam Wilson was born in Belfast on 24 February 1966 and studied English at St Catharine's C...

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Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945 and spent her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames, where she ...

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Andrew Norman Wilson was born in Staffordshire in 1950 and is best known as a biographer, novelist, ...

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Simon Winchester is a writer and regular contributor to magazines and newspapers including Condé Nas...

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Winterson Jeanette Credit Sam Churchill website

Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959. She was adopted and brought up ...

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Tim Winton began his first novel, An Open Swimmer (1982), at the age of 19, while on a Creative Writ...

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Gerard Woodward was born in London in 1961 and studied art and anthropology. He has published a numb...

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Sophie Woolley is a writer and performer who specialises in spoken monologues. She performs in chara...

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