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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Poet, critic and translator Professor Jeffrey Wainwright was born in Stoke-on-Trent. He taught at th...

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Derek Walcott won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992.  He has written many plays for stage and r...

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The poet Mark Waldron was born in New York, and has worked in advertising for many years. His first ...

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Helen Walsh was born in Warrington in 1977. Her first novel, Brass, was published in 2004 and was as...

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Joanna Walsh's books include Hotel (Bloomsbury UK and US Sept 2015), Vertigo (Dorothy, A Publishing ...

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Minette Walters was born in Hertfordshire. She read French at Durham University and worked as sub-ed...

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Michelene Wandor is a playwright, poet, short story writer, critic and musician. Born in 1940, the d...

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Sarah Wardle was born in London in 1969, and studied Classics at Oxford University and English at Su...

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Novelist, critic and cultural historian Marina Warner was born in London on 9 November 1946 to an En...

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Scottish novelist Alan Warner was born in 1964. Together with Irvine Welsh and A. L. Kennedy he is s...

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Tom Warner was born in 1979 in Nottinghamshire and lives in Norwich. He was a recipient of an Eric G...

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Keith Waterhouse was born in 1929 in Leeds, and was a novelist, columnist, playwright and screenwrit...

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Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters was born in 1966 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. She studied English Literature at the univers...

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Cat Weatherill is one of Europe's leading performance storytellers. She is also a bestselling childr...

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Dr Chris Weedon was born in West Germany in 1952. She was educated at Southampton University and at ...

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Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Fay Weldon was born on 22 September 1931. She was brought up i...

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Born in 1930, Stanley Wells is a renowned authority on Shakespeare and other writers of his time. He...

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Philip Wells is a performance poet who performs in a huge variety of venues. He is Poet in Residence...

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Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh in 1958. He lived in London after leaving school, but returned to...

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After studying history at Glasgow University, Louise Welsh established a second-hand bookshop, where...

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