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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Laura Bates is the founder of the award-winning Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collecti...

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Bella Bathurst is a fiction and non-fiction writer, and photographer, born in London and living in S...

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Stephen Baxter was born in Liverpool in 1957 and studied maths at Cambridge University and engineeri...

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Francesca Beard was born in Malaysia and lives in London. She has been described as ‘spine-tingling’...

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Ned Beauman was born in London. His debut novel, Boxer, Beetle, won the Goldberg Prize for Outstandi...

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Prof Gillian Beer

Professor Dame Gillian Beer was the King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the Universit...

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Ronan Bennett

Ronan Bennett was born on 14 January 1956 in Belfast, Ireland. He was educated at King's College, Lo...

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Alan Bennett was born in 1934 in Leeds. He studied at Exeter College, Oxford, then after a period of...

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Patrick Benson

Patrick Benson was born in 1956 and was educated at Eton. He studied classical drawing in Florence, ...

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Richard Berengarten

Poet Richard Berengarten (formerly Burns) was born in London in 1943 into a family of musicians. He ...

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Tara Bergin was born and grew up in Dublin, and moved to England in 2002. In 2012 she completed her ...

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Writer, theatre director and actor Steven Berkoff was born in 1937 in Stepney, East London. Educated...

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James Berry was born in 1924 in Jamaica and after working in the US for a time, settled in Britain i...

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Emily Berry was born in London and was the winner of an Eric Gregory Award in 2008. She studied for ...

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Liz Berry Adrian Cox

Liz Berry was born in the English West Midlands in 1980, and now lives in Birmingham. Her pamphlet T...

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Julie Bertagna writes for children and young adults. She was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, and studied...

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Playwright and actor Sudha Bhuchar co-founded Tamasha Theatre Company in 1989 with Kristine Landon-S...

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Theatre critic Michael Billington was born on the 16 November 1939 in Leamington Spa. He was educate...

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Anne Billson is a film critic, novelist and photographer whose work has been widely published. She h...

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Novelist Tim Binding was born in Germany in 1947. A former editor at Penguin Books in London, he is ...

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