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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Leila Aboulela was born in 1964 in Cairo and grew up in Khartoum. She studied for a degree in Econom...

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Poet Dannie Abse was born on 22 September 1923 in Cardiff to Jewish parents. He studied Medicine in...

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Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. He was raised in the large village of Ogidi, one of the ...

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Novelist, biographer and poet Peter Ackroyd was born in London on 5 October 1949. He graduated from ...

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Writer, film critic and journalist Gilbert Adair was born in Edinburgh on 29 December 1944. He was ...

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Poet Fleur Adcock was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on 10 February 1934, but spent much of her chil...

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Diran Adebayo was born in London in 1968 to Nigerian parents. He read Law at Oxford University and w...

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria. She studied medicine and pharmacy at th...

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Aravind Adiga was born in India in 1974, and educated in India and Australia. He studied English Lit...

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Playwright, poet, short-story and children's writer John Agard was born on 21 June 1949 in British G...

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Patience Agbabi is a poet, performer and workshop facilitator. She was born in London in 1965 to Nig...

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Naomi Alderman was born in London in 1974 and grew up in an Orthodox Jewish community.  After attain...

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Poet, playwright, critic, fiction and science-fiction writer Brian W(ilson) Aldiss was born on 18 Au...

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Writer, journalist and film-maker Tariq Ali was born in Lahore in 1943. He was educated at Oxford Un...

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Monica Ali is the daughter of English and Bangladeshi parents. She came to England aged three years,...

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Gillian Allnutt was born on 15 January 1949 in London, but spent much of her childhood in Newcastle ...

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David Almond was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1951 and grew up in the small mining town of Felling...

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Moniza Alvi was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and came to England when she was a few months old. She gre...

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Martin Amis was born in Oxford in 1949, the son of the writer Kingsley Amis. He was educated in scho...

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Tahmima Anam is the author of the Bengal Trilogy, which chronicles three generations of the Haque fa...

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