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 with whom we have worked. Included in the profiles are biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews and information about awards.


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Helon Habila 2010

Poet and prose fiction writer Helon Habila studied Literature at the University of Jos and lectured ...


Mark Haddon c Rory Carnegie

Mark Haddon was born in Northampton in 1962.He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning l...


Hadfield Caroline Forbes

Jen Hadfield was born in Cheshire in 1978, and studied English Language and Literature at the Univer...


Tessa Hadley lives in Cardiff and teaches Literature and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, he...


RichMix ManosFotiou2 web

Ben Haggarty became a professional performance storyteller in 1981, having first worked as an 'image...


Rahman Zia c Katherine Rose

A Western novelist with Eastern roots, Zia Haider Rahman was born in the Bangladesh region of Sylhet...


matt haig c Clive Doyle 2

Matt Haig was born in 1975 in Sheffield, and grew up in Newark, Nottinghamshire. He studied at Hull ...


Lee Hall photo

Playwright Lee Hall was born in Newcastle in 1966. His acclaimed play Spoonface Steinberg (1997), a ...


Sarah+Hall credit Nadav+Kander web

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She took a degree in English and Art History at Aberystwyth ...


Steven Hall colour by Jerry Bauer

Steven Hall was born in Derbyshire in 1975. His first novel, The Raw Shark Texts, won the Borders Or...


Mohsin Hamid credit Jerry Bauer web

Mohsin Hamid was born in 1971 in Lahore, Pakistan, and moved to the US at the age of 18 to study at ...


Christopher Hampton credit Jill Furmanovsky web

Christopher Hampton is a playwright, screenwriter, director and producer. Born in 1946 in Portugal, ...


Sophie Hannah web

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in ...


Frances Hardinge Author Photo c David Levenson

Frances Hardinge was born in Kent. She enjoyed a bookish childhood in an isolated old house on a hil...


David Hare credit Walter van Dyk web

Playwright Sir David Hare was born in Bexhill, East Sussex, England on 5 June 1947, and was educated...


Robert Harris 2010 web

Robert Harris was born in Nottingham in 1957, later studying English at Cambridge University. He was...



Born in Guyana in 1921, and studying at Queen’s College, Georgetown, Guyana, Sir Wilson Harris becam...



Joanne Harris was born in Barnsley in 1964, of a French mother and an English father. She studied Mo...


Tony Harrison credit Sandra Lousada

Tony Harrison is Britain's leading film and theatre poet. He has written for the National Theatre in...


David Harrower

Playwright David Harrower was born in Edinburgh in 1966. His first play, Knives in Hens (1997), was ...