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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Neil Gaiman was born in Hampshire, UK, in 1960 and since 1992 has lived in the United States, curren...



Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962, where his father was prison governor at Camp Hil...


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Janice Galloway’s first novel, The Trick is to Keep Breathing (1989), now widely regarded as a Scott...


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Novelist Jane Gardam was born Jean Mary Pearson in Coatham, North Yorkshire on 11 July 1928. She was...



Sally Gardner is a multi-award-winning novelist whose work has been translated into more than twenty...


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Alex Garland was born in 1970 in London, and studied Art History at the University of Manchester. On...


Jamila Gavin

Jamila Gavin was born in Mussoorie, India. She moved to England when she was 12 years old, and later...


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Carlo Gébler was born in Dublin in 1954 and brought up in London. He studied English at the Universi...



Novelist Maggie Gee was born in Poole, Dorset, and educated at state schools and Somerville College,...


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Kadija George is a literary activist, editor and publisher. Of Sierra Leonean descent, she read West...


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Alan Gibbons was born in 1953 in Warrington, Cheshire, later moving with his family to Crewe. He was...



Gibbons is a graphic novels writer and illustrator, born in London in 1949. He broke into British co...



Valerie Gillies is the author of several poetry collections, including The Ringing Rock (1995), The ...


Chrissie Gittins web

Chrissie Gittins was born in Lancashire and lives in Forest Hill in London. She studied at Newcastle...



Novelist Lesley Glaister was born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England in 1956. She grew up ...


Victoria Glendinning

Biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist Victoria Glendinning was born in Sheffield, England on ...


John Godber was born in West Yorkshire in 1956. He is known mainly for his work in theatre but has a...


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Julia Golding was born in 1969 and grew up near Epping Forest. She studied English at Cambridge Univ...


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Poet Rebecca Goss grew up in Suffolk and returned to live in the county in 2013. She lived in Liverp...


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Dave Goulson is a British biologist, conservationist, and Professor of Biology (Evolution, Behaviour...


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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