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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Ian Jack became the editor of Granta magazine in 1995, and remained in the post until 2007. Previous...

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Born in Manchester, England in 1942, novelist and broadcaster Howard Jacobson was educated at Cambri...

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Professor Dan Jacobson was born on 7 March 1929 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and was educated at K...

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Crime novelist P.D. James was born in Oxford on 3 August 1920, the eldest daughter of an Inland Reve...

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Kathleen Jamie was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1962. She studied philosophy at Edinburgh Unive...

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From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Oliver Jeffers’ w...

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Stephen Jeffreys was born in London. His play, Like Dolls or Angels (1977), won the Sunday Times Pla...

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Alan Jenkins was born in Surrey in 1955 and brought up in London. He studied at the University of Su...

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Catherine Johnson is a novelist and screenwriter who lives in London. She was born in 1962 and studi...

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Born in Dublin in 1930, Jennifer Johnston's first published novel was The Captains and the Kings (19...

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Kathleen Jones has published poetry, feature articles and short fiction in a variety of magazines in...

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Susanna Jones was born in 1967 and grew up in Yorkshire. She studied drama at London University wher...

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Lloyd Jones was born in 1955 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, a place which has become a frequent setting...

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Cynan Jones was born in 1975 near Aberaeron, Wales where he now lives and works. His first novel was...

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Gareth Phillips Jones was born 30th December, 1973 in the semi-mythical city of Birmingham. At the t...

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Born in Sheffield, Owen spent his childhood in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Degree studies took hi...

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The poet Emma Jones was born in Sydney and studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Her ...

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Anthony Joseph is a Trinidad-born poet, musician and lecturer. In 2004, he was chosen by Decibel and...

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Anjali Joseph was born in Bombay in 1978. Her family moved to England in 1985 and she later studied ...

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Alan Judd (real name Alan Edwin Petty) was born in the UK in 1946. A graduate of Oxford University, ...

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