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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Levi Tafari was born in Liverpool. He is the author of three poetry collections: Duboetry (1987), L...


DJ Taylor website

D.J. Taylor was born in 1960,studied at St John's College, Oxford and is a writer and critic. His co...



G. P. Taylor was born and grew up in Scarborough, Yorkshire, moving to London as a teenager. He work...



Joelle Taylor is a published poet, award winning playwright and spoken word artist. She has toured s...



Roma Tearne is a painter, installation artist, film maker and writer. She left Sri Lanka aged ten ye...


Tempest Kate 2014 website

Kate Tempest is a playwright, poet, novelist and hip hop/rap artist. She began performing when she l...


Jeet Thayil credit Basso Cannarsa website

Jeet Thayil was born in Kerala, India in 1959 and was educated in Hong Kong, New York and Bombay. He...


Marcel Theroux credit Sarah Lee website

Marcel Theroux is a screenwriter, a broadcaster and novelist. He is the son of travel writer Paul Th...


Adam Thirlwell c Peter Marlow at Magnum website

Adam Thirlwell was born in London in 1978. He is the author of three novels, Politics, The Escape an...



Ifor Thomas was born in Haverfordwest in 1949. He received the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry in...



Alice Thompson grew up in Edinburgh and read English at Oxford University. She played keyboard with ...


Thompson Kate

Kate Thompson was born in Halifax and grew up in Leamington Spa and Worcester. She has lived in Irel...


Matt Thorne credit Daniel Blumberg website

Matt Thorne was born in 1974, and grew up in Bristol. He studied at Cambridge University and is the ...


Thorpe Adam Credit Daniel Thorpe website

Poet, playwright and novelist Adam Thorpe was born in Paris in 1956 and grew up in India, Cameroon a...



Award-winning travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron was born in London on 14 June 1939. Educated ...



Poet Anthony Thwaite was born in Chester, England, in 1930. He spent his early childhood in Yorkshir...



Irish novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in Ireland in 1955 an...


Steve Toltz was born in Sydney, Australia, and has since lived in Canada, Spain and Paris. He studie...


Claire Tomalin NEW 2011 credit Angus Muir website

Biographer Claire Tomalin was born in London in 1933. After graduating from Newnham College, Cambrid...


Tomlinson Charles website

Charles Tomlinson was born in 1927 in Stoke on Trent and studied English at Cambridge University. He...


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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