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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Theresa Breslin is the critically acclaimed author of over 30 books whose work has been filmed for t...

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Simon Brett was born in Surrey and studied English at Oxford University. He worked as a producer in ...

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Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934, and studied at Wimbledon School of Art and the Slade Scho...

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Bill Broady lives and works in Yorkshire. His first novel, Summer (2000), tells the story of a girl ...

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Novelist Christopher Brookmyre was born in Glasgow on 6 September 1968 and educated at Glasgow Unive...

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Kevin Brooks was born in 1959, grew up in Devon and now lives in North Yorkshire. He studied psychol...

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Jerry Brotton

Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. He is the auth...

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Anthony Browne is a children's author/illustrator and lives in Kent. He was born in Sheffield in 194...

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Poet Alan Brownjohn was born in London on 28 July 1931 and was educated at Merton College, Oxford. H...

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Colette Bryce was born in Derry in 1970.  She was a Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of ...

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Writer of acclaimed and often controversial children's fiction, Melvin Burgess was born on 25 April ...

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Poet and novelist John Burnside was born on 19 March 1955 in Dunfermline, Scotland, and now lives in...

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Ron Butlin was born in 1949 in Edinburgh, Scotland and was educated at the University of Edinburgh. ...

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Jez Butterworth is a playwright and screenwriter. His stage plays include Mojo (1995); The Night Her...

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Dame A(ntonia) S(usan) Byatt was born on 24 August 1936 in Yorkshire.She was educated at a Quaker sc...

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Lucy Caldwell was born in Belfast in 1981. She studied English at Queen's College, Cambridge, and fo...

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Vahni Capildeo was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1973, to Leila Bissoondath Capildeo and Deven...

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Ciaran Carson c Gerard Carson

Poet and novelist Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1948. After graduating fro...

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Miranda Carter, biographer, was educated at St. Paul's Girls' School and Exeter College, Oxford. She...

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Jim Cartwright was born in Farnworth, Lancashire in 1958 and educated at Harper Green Secondary Mode...

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