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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Chaz Brenchley was born in 1959 in Oxford. In his early twenties, he wrote for a variety of teenage ...

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Theresa Breslin is the critically acclaimed author of over 30 books whose work has been filmed for t...

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Simon Brett was born in Surrey and studied English at Oxford University. He worked as a producer in ...

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Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934, and studied at Wimbledon School of Art and the Slade Scho...

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Bill Broady lives and works in Yorkshire. His first novel, Summer (2000), tells the story of a girl ...

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Novelist Christopher Brookmyre was born in Glasgow on 6 September 1968 and educated at Glasgow Unive...

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Kevin Brooks was born in 1959, grew up in Devon and now lives in North Yorkshire. He studied psychol...

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Jerry Brotton

Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. He is the auth...

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Anthony Browne is a children's author/illustrator and lives in Kent. He was born in Sheffield in 194...

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Poet Alan Brownjohn was born in London on 28 July 1931 and was educated at Merton College, Oxford. H...

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Colette Bryce was born in Derry in 1970.  She was a Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of ...

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Writer of acclaimed and often controversial children's fiction, Melvin Burgess was born on 25 April ...

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John Burningham was born in 1936 in Farnham, Surrey, and attended the alternative school, Summerhill...

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Poet and novelist John Burnside was born on 19 March 1955 in Dunfermline, Scotland, and now lives in...

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Ron Butlin was born in 1949 in Edinburgh, Scotland and was educated at the University of Edinburgh. ...

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Jez Butterworth is a playwright and screenwriter. His stage plays include Mojo (1995); The Night Her...

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Dame A(ntonia) S(usan) Byatt was born on 24 August 1936 in Yorkshire. She was educated at a Quaker s...

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Lucy Caldwell was born in Belfast in 1981. She studied English at Queen's College, Cambridge, and fo...

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Poet and novelist Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1948. After graduating fro...

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Miranda Carter, biographer, was educated at St. Paul's Girls' School and Exeter College, Oxford. She...

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