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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Professor Terry Eagleton, Chair within the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster U...



Playwright David Edgar was born in Birmingham on 26 February 1948. He was educated at Oundle School ...



Zena Edwards is a poet and performer who uses song, movement and global influences as a jump-off for...


YE 2 web

Yvvette Edwards was born in Barnet and grew up in Hackney, London. She has worked for some time in h...


Susah Elderkin 8 c Johnny Ring web

Susan Elderkin was born in 1968 and grew up in Leatherhead, Surrey. She studied English at Cambridge...


Elfyn John Briggs web

Menna Elfyn was born in 1951 near Swansea, Wales and is know first and foremost as a poet. She is a ...


Inua Ellams photo c Oliver Holms web

Inua Ellams was born in Nigeria in 1984 and moved to the UK as a child. He is a poet, performer, pla...


Lucy Ellman c Caroline Forbes web

Novelist Lucy Ellmann was born on 18 October 1956 in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of biographer ...



Margaret Elphinstone was born in 1948 in Kent, and educated at Queen's College, London and the Unive...



Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta was born to Ibo parents in Lagos on 21 July 1944. She moved to Britai...


TTE photo 2016 credit Lloyd Smith web

Tan Twan Eng was born in Penang in 1972 and grew up in Malaysia. He worked as an intellectual proper...


Lucy English Photo

Lucy English was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in England. She studied English and American Literatu...


Enright Anne Credit Hugh Chaloner web

Anne Enright was born in Dublin in 1962, studied English and Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, ...



Music journalist Kodwo Eshun is the author of More Brilliant than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Ficti...


Bernardine Evaristo 2013 credit Hayley Madden web

Bernardine Evaristo was born in London to an English mother and Nigerian father. The fourth of eight...


From Our Blog

Journeys in Translation

By Emma Lee and Ambrose Musiyiwa

How does poetry travel across borders and languages? Ambrose Musiyiwa and Emma Lee, two poets from Leicester who are coordinating a multi-lingual poetry project called Journeys in Translations, discuss their inspirations and explain how you too can get involved.

Hay Festival Wales 2017 Podcast: Indian and Welsh authors explore the meaning of place

By Daisy Leitch

Welsh and Indian authors reflect on the theme of place in their writing at this podcast recorded at the Hay Festival Wales 2017. The poets took part in the Hay Mela: a series of events at Hay Festival that were part of the UK India Year of Culture 2017- a year of cultural exchange marking the 70th anniversary of India’s independence.

Hay Festival Wales 2017 Podcast: celebrating 30 years of the Hay festival with 30 reformations by writers

By Daisy Leitch

30 Reformations – 500 years after Martin Luther sparked a theological revolution with his 95 Theses, Hay Festival invited a series of world leading writers and thinkers to imagine a different world in conversations, lectures and essays. We spoke to 3 of the authors and asked what would you reform?

Hay Festival Wales 2017 Podcast: the importance of story telling and translation for young people

By Daisy Leitch

In this podcast, recorded at the Hay Festival 2017, we look at the importance of literature and books for young people: and we ask what is the value for younger readers of literature in translation and why is it important to discover stories from other countries?

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