Writers Directory

This searchable database contains profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth's most important writers. Each profile includes a biography, bibliography, critical reviews and information about awards.

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Anthony Cartwright was born in Dudley, West Midlands, in 1973. He studied English and American liter...

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Anne Cassidy was born in London in 1952, and worked for some years as a teacher, before becoming a f...

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Russell Celyn Jones is a novelist, feature writer and critic. He was raised in South Wales and now l...

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Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers was born in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham, in 1934. In 1953 after undergoing National...

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Born in Calcutta, India, in 1962, Amit Chaudhuri was brought up in Bombay. He graduated from Univers...

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Tracy Chevalier was born in 1962 and grew up in the US. She studied English at Oberlin College, Ohio...

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Shirley Chew is Professor of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Leeds. S...

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Emma Chichester Clark was born in 1955 and studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of...

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Lauren Child was born in 1967 and grew up in Marlborough, Wiltshire. She studied Art at Manchester P...

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Kayombo (Kayo) Chingonyi was born in Zambia in 1987. He moved to the UK in 1993. He completed a BA i...

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Playwright Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District a...

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Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1965, poet Kate Clanchy was educated in Edinburgh and Oxford. She lived...

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Travel writer, memoirist and children’s author Horatio Clare was born in London in 1973. He read Eng...

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Polly Clark was born in Toronto, Canada in 1968 and was brought up in Cumbria, Lancashire and the Bo...

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Gillian Clarke was born in Cardiff, Wales, and now lives with her family on a smallholding in Ceredi...

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Susanna Clarke was born in Nottingham in 1959, and spent her childhood in Northern England and Scotl...

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Novelist Ann Cleeves was born in Herefordshire in 1954 and in 2014 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate...

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Poet Harry Clifton was born in Dublin in 1952, and educated at Blackrock College and University Coll...

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Novelist Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge,...

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Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford, on the south east coast of Ireland, in 1965. He studied in Dublin, ...

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