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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Writer and broadcaster Paul Bailey was born on 16 February 1937. He won a scholarship to the Central...

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Dame Beryl Bainbridge was born in Lancashire on 21 November 1934. She was educated at Merchant Tayl...

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Rajeev Balasubramanyam was born in 1974 in Lancashire, and originates from Southern India. He is a g...

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Novelist, essayist and short-story writer J(ames) G(raham) Ballard was born in Shanghai, China on 15...

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Iain Bamforth was born in 1959 into a Plymouth Brethren family and grew up in Glasgow, where he atte...

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Biyi Bandele was born in Nigeria in 1967, and now lives in London. He has written several plays, and...

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Iain Banks was born in Dunfermline, Fife, in Scotland in 1954 and was educated at Stirling Universit...

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Irish novelist John Banville was born in Wexford in Ireland in 1945. He was educated at a Christian ...

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Nicola Barker was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, in 1966. She spent part of her life in South Africa b...

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Novelist Pat Barker was born in Thornaby-on-Tees in Yorkshire, England, on 8 May 1943. She was educa...

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Patrick Barkham was born in 1975 in Norfolk and was educated at Cambridge University. He is a Nation...

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Nick Barlay is the author of three novels: Curvy Lovebox (1997); Crumple Zone (2000); and  Hooky Gea...

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Novelist Julian Barnes was born in Leicester on 19 January 1946 and was educated at the City of Lond...

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Simon Barraclough was born and raised in Huddersfield and studied at the Universities of Nottingham ...

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Sebastian Barry was born on 5 July 1955 in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. His acade...

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Desmond Barry was born and brought up in Wales and studied History at University College, London, af...

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Neil Bartlett was born in 1958 in Hertfordshire, and is a writer, playwright, translator, performer ...

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Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Centre for Translation and Comparative ...

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Jonathan Bate studied at Cambridge and Harvard universities. Well known as a biographer, critic, bro...

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Laura Bates is the founder of the award-winning Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collecti...

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