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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Nick Laird is a lawyer, poet, novelist and critic from Northern Ireland. His essays, reviews and poe...

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Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand of Scottish parents, but grew up in London. Before studying ...

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John Lanchester was born in Hamburg in 1962. He grew up in the Far East, but was educated in England...

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Lee Langley was born in Calcutta, India. She is the author of several novels, including Changes of A...

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James Lasdun was born in London and now lives in the US. He is a poet, fiction and screen writer, an...

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John le Carré (aka David Cornwell) was born in Dorset in 1931, and was educated at Sherborne School ...

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Norman Lebrecht writes on music and cultural affairs. He is currently Assistant Editor and columnist...

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Critic and biographer Hermione Lee was born in Winchester, England in 1948 and grew up in London. Af...

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Born in West London, Tony Lee has been a writer and journalist for television, print and radio for o...

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Tom Lee was born in Essex in 1974 and attended the University of East Anglia, the University of Cali...

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Melissa Lee-Houghton is a poet & writer of short fiction, selected by The Poetry Book Society as one...

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Gordon Legge was born in Falkirk and brought up in Grangemouth. His first novel, The Shoe, was publi...

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Mike Leigh is an award-winning screen-writer and playwright who was born in Salford, Lancashire, in ...

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Doris Lessing was born in Persia (present-day Iran) to British parents in 1919. Her family moved to ...

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Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982. She grew up in Sheffield and read English at St Hild...

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Andrea Levy was born in London, England in 1956 to Jamaican parents. She is the author of five novel...

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Playwright, novelist and poet Deborah Levy was born in 1959 in South Africa. She moved to Britain wi...

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Poet Gwyneth Lewis was born in 1959 in Cardiff, Wales. She attended a bilingual school in Pontypridd...

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Marina Lewycka is of Ukrainian origin and was born in a refugee camp in Kiel, Germany, during World ...

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Nell Leyshon is a novelist and playwright. Her first stage play, The Farm (2002), was runner-up for ...

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