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Anthony Clifford Grayling (born 3 April 1949), usually known as A. C. Grayling, is a British philosopher and author.
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Andrew Norman Wilson (born 1950) is an English writer and newspaper columnist known for his critical biographies, novels and works of popular history.
Dame Antonia Susan Duffy HonFBA (née Drabble; born 24 August 1936), known professionally as A. S. Byatt, is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner.
Aamer Hussein (born 8 April 1955, Karachi) Aamer Hussein official website.
Abdulrazak Gurnah (born 1948 in Zanzibar) is a Tanzanian novelist based in the United Kingdom.
Adam Dugdale Fergusson (born 10 July 1932) is a British journalist, author and Conservative Party politician who served one term in the European Parliament as an MEP.
Adam Samuel James Foulds FRSL (born 8 October 1974) is a British novelist and poet.
Adam Mars-Jones (born 26 October 1954) is a British novelist and literary critic.
Adam Nicolson, 5th Baron Carnock, FRSL, FSA (born 12 September 1957) is an English author who has written about history, landscape, great literature and the sea.
Adam Phillips (born 19 September 1954"Phillips, Adam", Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2011; online edn, Nov 2011) is a British psychotherapist and essayist.
Adam Zamoyski is an American-born British historian author.
Adèle Geras (born 15 March 1944) is an English writer for young children, teens and adults.
Ahdaf Soueif (أهداف سويف) (born 23 March 1950) is an Egyptian novelist and political and cultural commentator.
Aidan Chambers (born 27 December 1934) is a British author of children's and young-adult novels.
Alain de Botton, FRSL (born 20 December 1969) is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author.
Sir Alan Ayckbourn, (born 12 April 1939) is a prolific English playwright and director.
Alan Charles Brownjohn FRSL (born 28 July 1931) is an English poet and novelist.
Alan Garner OBE (born 17 October 1934) is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales.
Alan James Hollinghurst FRSL (born 26 May 1954) is an English novelist, poet, short story writer and translator.
Alan Jenkins (born 1955 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey) is an English poet.
Alan Judd is a pseudonym used by Alan Edwin Petty.
Alan Warwick Palmer (born 1926) is a British author of historical and biographical books.
Alan Warner (born 1964), a Scottish novelist, grew up in Connel, near Oban.
Alberto Manguel, OC, FRSL (born 1948 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine Canadian anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist, editor, and Director of the National Library of Argentina.
Alexandra Harris (born 1981) is a British writer and academic.
Alexandra Pringle (born 1952/1953) is a British publisher, the editor-in-chief of Bloomsbury Publishing for 18 years as of March 2018.
Ali Smith CBE FRSL (born 24 August 1962) is a Scottish author, playwright, academic and journalist.
Alice Ann Munro (née Laidlaw; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian short story writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013.
Allan Johnstone Massie CBE (born 1938) is a Scottish journalist, columnist, sports writer and novelist.
Aminatta Forna, OBE (born 1964) is a Scottish and Sierra Leonean writer.
Amit Chaudhuri (born 15 May 1962) is a novelist, poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, singer and music composer.
Amitav Ghosh (born 11 July 1956), Encyclopædia Britannica is an Indian writer best known for his work in English fiction.
Andrea Levy (born 7 March 1956) is an English novelist, born in London to Jamaican parents, who sailed to England on the Empire Windrush in 1948.
Andrea Stuart (born 1962), Goodreads.
Andrew Wynford Davies (born 20 September 1936) is a Welsh writer of screenplays and novels, best known for House of Cards and A Very Peculiar Practice, and his adaptations of Vanity Fair, Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch and War & Peace.
Andrew Lycett is an English biographer and journalist.
Andrew Brooke Miller FRSL (born 29 April 1960) is an English novelist.
Sir Andrew Motion (born 26 October 1952) is an English poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009.
Andrew O'Hagan, FRSL (born 1968) is a Scottish novelist and non-fiction author.
Andrew Roberts (born 13 January 1963) is a British historian and journalist.
Andrew Annandale Sinclair FRSL FRSA (born 21 January 1935) is a British novelist, historian, biographer, critic and filmmaker.
Angela Huth (born 29 August 1938) is an English novelist and journalist.
Sir Angus Frank Johnstone-Wilson, CBE (11 August 191331 May 1991) was an English novelist and short story writer.
Anita Desai (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ann Schlee FRSL (born 1934) is an English novelist.
Ann Thwaite (born 4 October 1932) is a British writer who is the author of five major biographies.
Anne Teresa Enright FRSL (born 11 October 1962) is an Irish author.
Anne Fine, OBE FRSL (born 7 December 1947) is an English writer, best known for children's books although she also writes for adults.
Anthea Bell OBE (born 1936) is an English translator of numerous literary works, especially children's literature, from French, German and Danish.
Anthony Thwaite is an English poet and critic, now widely known as the editor of his friend Philip Larkin's collected poems and letters.
Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline Fraser, (née Pakenham; born 27 August 1932) is a British author of history, novels, biographies and detective fiction.
Sir Antony James Beevor, (born 14 December 1946) is an English military historian.
Artemis Cooper, Lady Beevor FRSL (born 22 April 1953) is a British writer, primarily of biographies.
Arthur Koestler, (Kösztler Artúr; 5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983) was a Hungarian-British author and journalist.
Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard OIS (born 11 June 1932) is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director who writes in South African English.
An award is something given to a person, a group of people, like a sports team, or an organization in recognition of their excellence in a certain field.
Arthur Bamber Gascoigne, (born 24 January 1935) is a British television presenter and author, best known for being the original quizmaster on University Challenge, which ran from 1962 to 1987.
Barbara (Louise) Trapido, born 1941 as Barbara Schuddeboom, is a British novelist born in South Africa with German, Danish and Dutch ancestry.
Benedict Richard Pierce Macintyre (born 25 December 1963) is a British author, historian, reviewer and columnist writing for The Times newspaper.
Ben Okri OBE FRSL (born 15 March 1959) is a Nigerian poet and novelist.
The Benson Medal is a medal awarded by the Royal Society of Literature in the UK.
Bernard O'Donoghue FRSL (born 1945) is a contemporary Irish poet and academic.
Bernardine Evaristo, MBE FRSL FRSA, FEA, is an award-winning British author of eight books of fiction and verse fiction.
Bevis Hillier (born 28 March 1940) is an English art historian, author and journalist.
The Bishop of Salisbury is the ordinary of the Church of England's Diocese of Salisbury in the Province of Canterbury.
The Bishop of St David's is the ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of St David's.
Philip Blake Morrison (born 8 October 1950) is an English poet and author who has published in a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres.
Brenda Maddox, Lady Maddox FRSL (born 24 February 1932) is an American author, journalist, and biographer, who has lived in the UK since 1959.
Brian Clark (born 2 June 1932) is a British playwright and television writer, best known for his play Whose Life Is It Anyway?, which he later adapted into a screenplay.
Brian Patten (born 29 February 1946) is an English poet and author.
Bruce Arnold (born 6 September 1936 in London) is an English journalist and author who has lived in Ireland since 1957.
Bryan Talbot (born 24 February 1952) is a British comic book artist and writer, best known as the creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its sequel Heart of Empire, as well as the ''Grandville'' series of books.
Bryony Lavery (born 1947) is a British dramatist, known for her successful and award-winning 1998 play Frozen.
Christian Karlson "Karl" Stead (born 17 October 1932) is a New Zealand writer whose works include novels, poetry, short stories, and literary criticism.
Candia Frances Juliet McWilliam (born 1 July 1955) is a Scottish author.
Dame Carmen Thérèse Callil, DBE (born 15 July 1938) is an Australian publisher, writer and critic.
Dame Carol Ann Duffy HonFBA HonFRSE (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright.
Carol Rumens FRSL (born 10 December 1944 Forest Hill, South London) is a British poet.
Carole Angier (born 30 October 1943) is an English biographer.
Caroline Mary Moorehead (born 28 October 1944) is a human rights journalist and biographer.
Caryl Phillips (born 13 March 1958) is a Kittitian-British novelist, playwright and essayist.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.
Charles Nicholl is an English author specializing in works of history, biography, literary detection, and travel.
Charles Thomas Osborne (24 November 1927 – 23 September 2017) was an Australian journalist, theatre and opera critic, poet and novelist.
Charles Wood (born 6 August 1932 in St. Peter Port, Guernsey) is a playwright and scriptwriter for radio, television, and film.
Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.
China Tom Miéville (born 6 September 1972) is an English fantasy fiction author, comic writer, political activist and academic.
Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe, 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic.
Christopher William Edgar Bigsby FRSA FRSL (born 27 June 1941) is a British literary analyst and novelist, with more than forty books to his credit.
Christopher James Hampton, CBE, FRSL (born 26 January 1946) is a British playwright, screenwriter, translator and film director.
Christopher Hope, FRSL (born 26 February 1944) is a South African novelist and poet who is known for his controversial works dealing with racism and politics in South Africa.
Sir Philip Christopher Ondaatje, OC, CBE, Hon.
Christopher John Reid, FRSL (born 13 May 1949) is a Hong Kong-born British poet, essayist, cartoonist, and writer.
Sir Christopher Bruce Ricks (born 18 September 1933) is a British (although he lives in the US) literary critic and scholar.
Ciaran Gerard Carson (born 9 October 1948) is a Belfast, Northern Ireland-born poet and novelist.
Claire Harman is a British writer and critic.
Claire Tomalin (born Claire Delavenay on 20 June 1933) is an English author and journalist, known for her biographies on Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys, Jane Austen, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
Vivian Leopold James, AO, CBE, FRSL (born 7 October 1939), known as Clive James, is an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and documentaries on British television and for his prolific journalism.
Colin Gerald Dryden Thubron, (born 14 June 1939) is a British travel writer and novelist.
Colm Tóibín (born 30 May 1955) is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet.
Connop Thirlwall (11 January 1797 – 27 July 1875) was an English bishop (in Wales) and historian.
Correlli Douglas Barnett CBE FRHistS FRSL FRSA (born 28 June 1927) is an English military historian, who has also written works of economic history, particularly on the United Kingdom's post-war "industrial decline".
Craig Anthony Raine, FRSL (born 3 December 1944) is an English poet.
David John Taylor (born 1960) is a British critic, novelist and biographer.
Daljit Nagra FRSL (born 1966) is a British poet whose debut collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover! – a title alluding to W. H. Auden's Look, Stranger!, D. H. Lawrence's Look! We Have Come Through! and by epigraph also to Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" – was published by Faber in February 2007.
Dame is an honorific title and the feminine form of address for the honour of knighthood in the British honours system and the systems of several other Commonwealth countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, with the masculine form of address being Sir.
David Almond FRSL (born 15 May 1951) is a British author who has written several novels for children and young adults from 1998, each one receiving critical acclaim.
David Adam Cairns CBE (born 8 June 1926, Loughton, Essex) is a British journalist, non-fiction writer and musician.
Sir David Cannadine (born 7 September 1950) is a British author and historian, who specialises in modern history and the history of business and philanthropy.
John David Caute (born 16 December 1936 in Alexandria, Egypt) is a British author, novelist, playwright, historian and journalist.
David John Constantine (born 1944) is a British, Salford born poet, author and translator.
David Dabydeen (born 9 December 1955) is a Guyanese-born broadcaster, novelist, poet and academic.
David N. Dilks PhD FRHistS FRSL (born 17 March 1938) is a British historian and former Professor of International History at the University of Leeds.
David Edgar (born 26 February 1948) is a British playwright and writer who has had more than sixty of his plays published and performed on stage, radio and television around the world, making him one of the most prolific dramatists of the post-1960s generation in Great Britain.
Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director.
David Harsent (born in Devon on 9 December 1942) is an English poet and TV scriptwriter.
David Kynaston (born 30 July 1951 in Aldershot) is an English historian specialising in the social history of England.
David John Lodge CBE (born 28 January 1935) is an English author and literary critic.
David George Joseph Malouf (born 20 March 1934) is an Australian writer.
David Stephen Mitchell (born 12 January 1969) is an English novelist.
David Robert Plante (born March 4, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American novelist, diarist, and memoirist.
David Pownall FRSL (born 19 May 1938) is a British playwright and author of novels and short stories.
David John Profumo, FRSL (born 20 October 1955), is an English novelist.
David Eugene Henry Pryce-Jones FRSL (born 15 February 1936) is a conservative British author and commentator.
David Sutton (born 1966) is the current editor of the Fortean Times magazine.
Dea Birkett (born 1958) is a British writer, journalist, broadcaster and a former circus performer.
Deborah Levy FRSL (born 1959) is a British playwright, novelist, and poet.
Deborah Moggach, OBE (born Deborah Hough; 28 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter.
Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years.
Diana Athill (born 21 December 1917) is a British literary editor, novelist and memoirist who worked with some of the greatest writers of the 20th century at the London-based publishing company Andre Deutsch Ltd.
Dick Davis FRSL (Portsmouth, 1945) is a British poet and translator.
Diran Adebayo FRSL (born 30 August 1968) is a British novelist, cultural critic and academic best known for his stylish, inventive tales of London and the lives of African diasporans.
Donald "Don" Paterson, OBE, FRSL, FRSE (born 1963) is a Scottish poet, writer and musician.
Dr Donald Adamson (born 30 March 1939) is a British literary scholar, author and historian.
Douglas Eaglesham Dunn, OBE (born 23 October 1942) is a Scottish poet, academic, and critic.
Drue Heinz (born Doreen Mary English; March 8, 1915 – March 30, 2018) was an American patron of the literary arts, actress, philanthropist and socialite.
Duke of Albany was a peerage title that has occasionally been bestowed on the younger sons in the Scottish and later the British royal family, particularly in the Houses of Stuart and Windsor.
Duncan Fallowell is an English novelist, travel writer, journalist and critic (see also entries in Oxford Companion to English Literature, 7th edition; and current Who's Who).
Earl of Gainsborough is a title that has been created twice, once in the Peerage of England and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Edna O'Brien, DBE (born 15 December 1930) is an Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short story writer.
John Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith (born 27 February 1933), known as Edward Lucie-Smith, is an English writer, poet, art critic, curator and broadcaster.
Edward Mendelson (born 1946) is a professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.
Edward St Aubyn (born 14 January 1960) is an English author and journalist most prominent for his semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels.
Elaine Feinstein (born 24 October 1930, Bootle, Lancashire) is an English poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator.
Elaine Showalter (born January 21, 1941) is an American literary critic, feminist, and writer on cultural and social issues.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
Emyr Humphreys (born 15 April 1919) is a leading Welsh novelist, poet and author.
The £10,000 Encore Award for the best second novel was first awarded in 1990.
Eva Hoffman (born Ewa Wydra on July 1, 1945) is a Polish American writer and academic.
Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, (1 November 1782 – 28 January 1859), styled The Honourable F. J. Robinson until 1827 and known as The Viscount Goderich between 1827 and 1833, the name by which he is best known to history, was a British politician of the Regency era.
Fay Weldon CBE FRSL (born 22 September 1931) is an English author, essayist, feminist and playwright.
A fellow is a member of a group (or fellowship) that work together in pursuing mutual knowledge or practice.
Sir William Robert Ferdinand Mount, 3rd Baronet, FRSL (born 2 July 1939), is a British writer, novelist and columnist for The Sunday Times as well as a political commentator.
Fergus Hamilton Allen CB FRSL (3 September 1921 – 22 July 2017) was a civil servant and author.
Fiona MacCarthy (born 23 January 1940) is a British biographer and cultural historian best known for her studies of 19th- and 20th-entury art and design.
Fiona Ruth Sampson, is a British poet and writer.
First Story is a literacy charity.
Fleur Adcock (born 10 February 1934) is a New Zealand poet and editor, of English and Northern Irish ancestry, who has lived much of her life in England.
A fountain pen is a nib pen that, unlike its predecessor, the dip pen, contains an internal reservoir of liquid ink.
Frances Spalding CBE, FRSL (née Crabtree, born 16 July 1950) is a British art historian and writer and the former Editor of The Burlington Magazine.
Frances Wilson (born 1964) is an English author and critic.
Francis Spufford FRSL (born 1964) is an English author.
Frank Cottrell-Boyce (born 23 September 1959)"COTTRELL-BOYCE, Frank", Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2009; online edn, Nov 2009.
Frederic Michael Raphael (born 14 August 1931) is an American-born, British-educated, screenwriter, biographer, nonfiction writer, novelist and journalist.
Gabriel David Josipovici (born 8 October 1940) is a British novelist, short story writer, critic, literary theorist, and playwright.
Geoff Dyer (born 5 June 1958) is an English writer.
Geoffrey Thomas Leslie Ashe (born 29 March 1923) is a British cultural historian and lecturer, known for his focus on King Arthur.
George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover PC FRS FSA (14 January 179710 July 1833) was a British politician and man of letters.
George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist.
Mary Anne Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Ann" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.
George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle (18 April 1802– 5 December 1864), styled Viscount Morpeth from 1825 to 1848, was a British statesman, orator, and writer.
George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover following the death of his father, King George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later.
Francis George Steiner, FBA (born April 23, 1929) is a French-born American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator.
George Szirtes (born 29 November 1948) is a British poet and translator from the Hungarian language into English.
Geraldine McCaughrean (born 6 June 1951) is a British children's novelist.
Gerard Woodward (born 1961) is a British novelist, poet and short story writer, best known for his trilogy of novels concerning the troubled Jones family, the second of which, I'll Go to Bed at Noon, was shortlisted for the 2004 Man-Booker Prize.
Germaine Greer (born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer and public intellectual, regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th century.
Professor Dame Gillian Patricia Kempster Beer, (née Thomas; born 27 January 1935) is a British literary critic and academic.
Gillian Clarke (born 8 June 1937 in Cardiff) is a Welsh poet, playwright, editor, broadcaster, lecturer and translator.
Gillian Slovo (born 15 March 1952) is a South African-born novelist, playwright and memoirist.
Gillian Tindall (born 4 May 1938) is a British writer and historian.
Glen Cavaliero, born 7 June 1927, is an English poet and critic.
Glyn Maxwell (born 1962) is a British poet, playwright, librettist, and lecturer.
Grace Nichols (born 1950) is a Guyanese poet, who moved to Britain in 1977.
Graham Macdonald Robb FRSL (born Manchester) is a British author and French literary critic.
Graham Colin Swift FRSL (born 4 May 1949) is an English writer.
Alexander Patrick Greysteil Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie, (born in Dublin 26 November 1939), usually known as Grey Gowrie, is a Scottish hereditary peer.
Gwyneth Lewis (born 1959) is a Welsh poet, who was the inaugural National Poet of Wales in 2005.
Hanif Kureishi, CBE (born 5 December 1954) is a British playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and novelist of Pakistani and English descent.
Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, PC, KC (3 September 1823 – 11 December 1921) was a leading barrister, politician and government minister.
Hari Mohan Nath Kunzru (born 1969) is a British novelist and journalist.
Helen Ruth Castor (born 4 August 1968 in Cambridge) is an English historian of the medieval period and a BBC broadcaster.
Helen Edmundson (born 1964) is a British playwright and screenwriter.
Helen Olajumoke Oyeyemi (born 10 December 1984) is a British novelist and writer of short stories.
Helen Simpson is an English novelist and short story writer.
Henry Hallam FRS FRSE FSA (9 July 1777 – 21 January 1859) was an English historian.
Henry Hitchings (born 11 December 1974) is an author, reviewer and critic, specializing in narrative non-fiction, with a particular emphasis on language and cultural history.
Dame Hermione Lee, DBE, FBA, FRSL (born 29 February 1948, Winchester) is President of Wolfson College, Oxford, and was lately Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature in the University of Oxford and professorial fellow of New College.
Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, (née Thompson; born 6 July 1952) is an English writer whose work includes personal memoirs, short stories, and historical fiction.
Hilary Spurling, CBE, FRSL (born 25 December 1940) is a British writer, known for her work as a journalist and biographer.
Howard John Brenton FRSL (born 13 December 1942) is an English playwright and screenwriter.
Howard Eric Jacobson (born 25 August 1942) is a British novelist and journalist.
Denis Hugh Vercingetorix Brogan (born 20 March 1936), known as Hugh Brogan, is a British historian and biographer.
Hugh Whitemore (born 1936) is an English playwright and screenwriter.
Hugo Williams born Hugh Anthony Mordaunt Vyner Williams is a British poet, journalist and travel writer.
Iain Sinclair FRSL (born 11 June 1943) is a Welsh writer and filmmaker.
Robert Ian Duhig (born 9 February 1954 London) is a British poet.
Ian Jack (born 7 February 1945)Who’s Who 2010, A&C Black, 2010 is a British journalist and writer who has edited the Independent on Sunday and the literary magazine Granta and now writes regularly for The Guardian.
Ian McDonald (born 18 April 1933) is a Caribbean-born writer who describes himself as "Antiguan by ancestry, Trinidadian by birth, Guyanese by adoption, and West Indian by conviction." His ancestry on his father's side is Antiguan and Kittitian, and Trinidadian on his mother’s side.
Ian Russell McEwan (born 21 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter.
Ian James Rankin, (born 28 April 1960) is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.
Ian Thomson (born 1961) is an English author, best known for his biography Primo Levi (2002), and reportage, The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica (2009).
Imtiaz Dharker (born 1954) is a Pakistan-born British poet, artist and documentary filmmaker.
Isabel Diana Colegate (born 10 September 1931) is a British author and literary agent.
Isabel Madeleine Quigly (born 17 September 1926) is a writer, translator and film critic.
Joanne Rowling, ("rolling";Rowling, J.K. (16 February 2007).. Accio Quote (accio-quote.org). Retrieved 28 April 2008. born 31 July 1965), writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.
John Maxwell Coetzee (born 9 February 1940) is a South African novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (Tolkien pronounced his surname, see his phonetic transcription published on the illustration in The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One. Christopher Tolkien. London: Unwin Hyman, 1988. (The History of Middle-earth; 6). In General American the surname is also pronounced. This pronunciation no doubt arose by analogy with such words as toll and polka, or because speakers of General American realise as, while often hearing British as; thus or General American become the closest possible approximation to the Received Pronunciation for many American speakers. Wells, John. 1990. Longman pronunciation dictionary. Harlow: Longman, 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
Professor John Joseph Scarisbrick MBE FRHistS (often shortened to J.J. Scarisbrick) is a British historian who taught at the University of Warwick.
Jackie Kay MBE FRSE (born 9 November 1961) is a Scottish poet and novelist.
Jacob Ross (born 1956) is a Grenada-born poet, playwright, journalist, novelist and creative writing tutor, based in the UK since 1984.
Dame Jacqueline Wilson (née Aitken; born 17 December 1945) is an English novelist who writes for children's literature.
The Honourable James Buchan (born 11 June 1954) is a Scottish novelist and historian.
James Martin Fenton FRSL FRSA (born 25 April 1949, Lincoln) is an English poet, journalist and literary critic.
James Lasdun (born 1958) is an English writer.
James Douglas Graham Wood (born 1 November 1965 in Durham, England)"WOOD, James Douglas Graham", Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2011; online edn, November 2011, is an English literary critic, essayist and novelist.
Jamie McKendrick (born 1955) is an English poet.
Jamila Gavin (born 9 August 1941) is a British writer born in Mussoorie in the United Provinces of India, in the present-day state of Uttarakhand in the Western Himalayas.
Jan Morris, CBE, FRSL (born 2 October 1926) is a Welsh historian, author and travel writer.
Jane Mary Gardam, OBE FRSL (born 11 July 1928) is an English writer of children's and adult fiction.
Jane Ridley (born 15 May 1953) is an English historian, biographer, author and broadcaster, and Professor of Modern History at the University of Buckingham.
Jane Rogers (born 21 July 1952) is a British novelist, editor, scriptwriter, lecturer, and teacher.
Jeanette Winterson, CBE (born 27 August 1959) is an award-winning English writer, who became famous with her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against conventional values.
Jeffrey Meyers (born April 1, 1939 in New York City) is an American biographer, literary, art and film critic.
Jennifer Johnston (born 12 January 1930 in Dublin) is an Irish novelist.
Jennifer Sheila Uglow OBE (née Crowther, (accessed 5 February 2008) (accessed 5 February 2008) born 1947) is a British biographer, historian, critic and publisher.
Jeremy Treglown (born 24 May 1946) is chair of the Arvon Foundation.
The Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Awards for Non-Fiction were financial awards made to assist new writers of non-fiction to carry out new research, and/or to devote more time to writing.
Jill Paton Walsh, CBE, FRSL (born 29 April 1937) is an English novelist and children's writer.
James Crace (born 1 March 1946) is an English writer and novelist.
Jo Shapcott FRSL (born 24 March 1953, London) is an English poet, editor and lecturer who has won the National Poetry Competition, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Costa Book of the Year Award, a Forward Poetry Prize and the Cholmondeley Award.
John Agard (born 21 June 1949 in British Guiana) is an Afro-Guyanese playwright, poet and children's writer, now living in Britain.
William John Banville (born 8 December 1945), who sometimes writes as Benjamin Black, is an Irish novelist, adapter of dramas, and screenwriter.
John Burnside (born 19 March 1955) is a Scottish writer, born in Dunfermline.
John Carey (born 5 April 1934) is a British literary critic, and post-retirement (2002) emeritus Merton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford.
John Cornwell (born 1940) is a British journalist, author, and academic.
John Fuller FRSL (born 1 January 1937) is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford.
John R. Gribbin (born 19 March 1946) is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex.
Professor John Haffenden FBA FRSL (born 19 August 1945) is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield.
John Henry Hemming (born 5 January 1935) is a Canadian explorer and author, expert on Incas and indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin.
John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich, (15 September 1929 – 1 June 2018), known as John Julius Norwich, was an English popular historian, travel writer and television personality.
John Henry Lanchester (born 25 February 1962) is a British journalist and novelist.
John Andrew Sutherland (born 9 October 1938) is a British academic, newspaper columnist and author.
Sir Andrew Jonathan Bate, CBE, FBA, FRSL (born 26 June 1958), is a British academic, biographer, critic, broadcaster, novelist and scholar.
Jonathan Coe (born 19 August 1961) is an English novelist and writer.
Jonathan Keates FRSL (born 1946) is an English writer, biographer, novelist and Chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund.
Julia Blackburn (born 1948) is a British author of both fiction and non-fiction.
Julia O'Faolain (born June 6, 1932 in London) is an Irish novelist and short story writer.
Julian Gloag (born July 2 1930) is an English novelist and screenwriter.
Charles Julian Humphrey Mitchell FRSL (born 1 May 1935) is an English playwright, screenwriter and occasional novelist.
Juliet R. V. Barker FRSL (born 1958) is an English historian, specialising in the Middle Ages and literary biography.
Justin Cartwright (born 1945) is a British novelist,originally from South Africa.
Kamila Shamsie (born 13 August 1973) is a British Pakistani novelist.
Karen Armstrong, (born 14 November 1944) is a British author and commentator of Irish Catholic descent known for her books on comparative religion.
Kate Atkinson, (born 20 December 1951) is an award-winning English writer.
Kate Clanchy (born 1965 Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish poet, freelance writer and teacher.
Kate Summerscale (born 1965) is an English writer and journalist.
Kate Tempest (born Kate Esther Calvert, 22 December 1985) is an English poet, musical artist, novelist and playwright.
Katherine Dorothea Duncan-Jones, (born 13 May 1941) is an English literature and Shakespeare scholar.
Professor Kathleen Jamie FRSL (born 13 May 1962) is an award winning Scottish poet and essayist, and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Stirling.
Kathryn Hughes (born 1959) is a British academic, journalist and biographer.
Sir Kazuo Ishiguro (born 8 November 1954) is a Nobel Prize-winning British novelist, screenwriter, and short-story writer.
Keith Alldritt is a contemporary British novelist, biographer and critic.
Kevin John William Crossley-Holland (born 7 February 1941) is an English translator, children's author and poet.
Kit Wright (born 17 June 1944 in Crockham Hill, Kent) is the author of more than twenty-five books, for both adults and children, and the winner of awards including an Arts Council Writers' Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize and (jointly) the Heinemann Award.
Kwame Akroma-Ampim Kusi Anthony Appiah (born May 8, 1954) is a British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history.
Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE (born 24 March 1967 in Hillingdon, London), born Ian Roberts, is a British actor, playwright, director, singer and broadcaster.
The word lady is a term of respect for a woman, the equivalent of gentleman.
Lavinia Greenlaw (born 30 July 1962) is an English poet and novelist.
Lawrence Sail (born 29 October 1942) is a contemporary British poet and writer.
A learned society (also known as a learned academy, scholarly society, or academic association) is an organisation that exists to promote an academic discipline, profession, or a group of related disciplines such as the arts.
Lee Langley Born in Calcutta, India.
Lesley Glaister (born 4 Oct 1956, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire) is a British novelist, poet and playwright.
Lewis Wolpert CBE FRS FRSL FMedSci (born 19 October 1929) is a South African-born British developmental biologist, author, and broadcaster.
Linda Colley, CBE, FBA, FRSL, FRHistS (born 13 September 1949 in Chester, England) is a British historian of Britain, empire and nationalism.
Linda Grant (born 15 February 1951) is an English novelist and journalist.
Linda Kelly (born 1936) is an English historian whose expertise is in late 18th and early 19th century romanticism.
Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born 24 August 1952) is a Jamaican dub poet who has long been based in the UK.
Lisa Appignanesi (born Elżbieta Borensztejn; 4 January 1946) is a British writer, novelist, and campaigner for free expression.
Lifetime achievement awards are awarded by various organizations, to recognize contributions over the whole of a career, rather than or in addition to single contributions.
Literature, most generically, is any body of written works.
Liz Jensen (born 1959) is an English novelist.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), known as Lord Byron, was an English nobleman, poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement.
Louis de Bernières (born 8 December 1954) is a British novelist most famous for his fourth novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
Lucy Angela Hughes-Hallett (born 7 December 1951) is a British cultural historian and biographer.
Lyndall Gordon (born 4 November 1941) is a British-based academic writer, known for her literary biographies.
Lynne Truss (born 31 May 1955) is an English author, journalist, novelist, and radio broadcaster and dramatist.
Maggie Mary Gee (born 1948) is an English novelist.
Malorie Blackman, OBE (born 8 February 1962), is a British writer who held the position of Children's Laureate from 2013 to 2015.
Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist.
Margaret Busby OBE, Hon.
Dame Margaret Drabble, Lady Holroyd, DBE, FRSL (born 5 June 1939) is an English novelist, biographer, and critic.
Margaret Elisabeth Jull Costa OBE (born 2 May 1949) is a British translator of Portuguese- and Spanish-language fiction and poetry, including the works of Eça de Queiroz, Fernando Pessoa, Javier Marías, Bernardo Atxaga, José Régio and Nobel Prize winner José Saramago.
Margaret Olwen MacMillan, (born 23 December 1943) is a Canadian historian and professor at the University of Oxford.
Dame Marina Sarah Warner, (born 1946) is a British novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer.
Mark Girouard (born October 1931) is a British architectural writer, an authority on the country house, an architectural historian, and biographer of James Stirling.
Mark Gerard Lawson (born 11 April 1962) is an English journalist, broadcaster and author.
Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is a British novelist, essayist and memoirist.
Martin Bax is a British consultant paediatrician, who, in addition to his medical career, founded the Arts magazine Ambit in 1959.
Mary Beatrice Midgley (née Scrutton; born 13 September 1919) is a British moral philosopher.
Mary-Kay Wilmers Hon.
Sir Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley (born 7 February 1958), commonly known as Matt Ridley, is a British journalist and businessman.
Matthew Kneale (born 24 November 1960) is a British writer, best known for his 2000 novel English Passengers.
Maura Dooley is a British poet and writer.
Maureen Patricia Duffy (born 21 October 1933) is a British poet, playwright, novelist and non-fiction author.
Maureen Deidre Freely (born July 1952) is an American journalist, novelist, professor, and translator.
Sir Max Hugh Macdonald Hastings (born 28 December 1945) is a British journalist, who has worked as a foreign correspondent for the BBC, editor-in-chief of The Daily Telegraph, and editor of the Evening Standard.
John Max Henry Scawen Wyndham, 7th Baron Leconfield, 2nd Baron Egremont FRSL DL (born 21 April 1948) generally known simply as Max Egremont, is a British biographer and novelist.
Meera Syal, CBE (born Feroza Syal; 27 June 1961) is a British comedian, writer, playwright, singer, journalist, producer and actress.
Meg Rosoff (born 16 October 1956) is an American writer based in London, United Kingdom.
Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, (born 6 October 1939), is an English broadcaster, author and parliamentarian.
Menna Elfyn (born 1952) is a Welsh poet, playwright, columnist, and editor, writing in Welsh.
__notoc__ Michael Andrew Screech (2 May 1926 - 1 June 2018) was an emeritus fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.
Michael Asher (born 1953) is an author, historian, deep ecologist, and notable desert explorer who has covered more than 30,000 miles on foot and camel.
Michael Frayn, FRSL (born 8 September 1933) is an English playwright and novelist.
Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser Holroyd CBE FRHistS FRSL (born 27 August 1935) is an English biographer.
Michael Longley, CBE (born 27 July 1939) is a poet from Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Sir Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo, (born Michael Andrew Bridge; 5 October 1943) is an English book author, poet, playwright, and librettist who is known best for children's novels such as War Horse (1982).
Philip Michael Ondaatje, (born 12 September 1943), is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, fiction writer, essayist, novelist, editor and filmmaker.
Michael Wayne Rosen (born 7 May 1946) is an English children's novelist, rapper, poet, and the author of 140 books.
Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL (born 2 March 1947) is a Mexican-British poet, author, scholar and publisher.
Michael Symmons Roberts FRSL (born 1963 in Preston, Lancashire) is a British poet.
Michael David Wood (born 23 July 1948) is an English historian and broadcaster.
Michèle Brigitte Roberts (born 20 May 1949) is a British writer, novelist and poet.
Mike Leigh (born 20 February 1943) is an English writer and director of film and theatre.
Michael Angus "Mike" Phillips, OBE (born 8 August 1941), is a British writer and broadcast journalist of Guyanese descent.
Mimi Khalvati is an Iranian-born British poet.
Miranda Carter (born 1965) is an English historian, writer and biographer who now publishes under the name MJ Carter.
Miranda Jane Seymour (born 8 August 1948) is an English literary critic, novelist, and biographer.
Moira Buffini (born 29 May 1965) is an English dramatist, director, and actor.
(Musa) Moris Farhi MBE (born 1935, Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish author who has been vice-president of International PEN since 2001.
Dame Muriel Sarah Spark DBE, CLit, FRSE, FRSL (née Camberg; 1 February 1918 – 13 April 2006).
Nadeem Aslam FRSL (born 11 July 1966 in Gujranwala, Pakistan) is a prize-winning British Pakistani novelist.
Neil Richard MacKinnon GaimanBorn as Neil Richard Gaiman, with "MacKinnon" added on the occasion of his marriage to Amanda Palmer.
Nell Mary Dunn (born 9 June 1936) is an English playwright, screenwriter and author.
Nicholas Rankin (born 1950) is a British writer and broadcaster.
Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare FRSL (born 3 March 1957) is a British novelist and biographer, described by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the best English novelists of our time".
Nicholas Peter John Hornby (born 17 April 1957) is an English writer and lyricist.
Nicholas Laird (born 1975) is a Northern Irish novelist and poet.
Nigel Williams (born 20 January 1948) is an English novelist, screenwriter and playwright.
Count Nikolai Dmitrievich Tolstoy-Miloslavsky (born 23 June 1935) is an English-Russian author who writes under the name Nikolai Tolstoy.
Sir Noel Robert Malcolm, (born 26 December 1956) is an English political journalist, historian and academic.
Ivor Norman Richard Davies (born 8 June 1939) is a British-Polish historian noted for his publications on the history of Europe, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Norman Manea (born July 19, 1936) is a Jewish Romanian writer and author of short fiction, novels, and essays about the Holocaust, daily life in a communist state, and exile.
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize is an annual literary award given by the Royal Society of Literature.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
Orlando Guy Figes (born Islington, 20 November 1959) is a British historian and writer known for his works on Russian history.
P.J. Kavanagh FRSL (6 January 1931 – 26 August 2015) was an English poet, lecturer, actor, broadcaster and columnist.
Pankaj Mishra (born 1969) is an Indian essayist and novelist.
Patricia Mary W. Barker, CBE, FRSL (née Drake; born 8 May 1943) is an English writer and novelist.
Patience Agbabi FRSL (born 1965) is a British poet and performer who gives particular emphasis to the spoken word.
Sir Patrick MacChombaich de Colquhoun QC (13 April 1815 – 18 May 1891) was a British diplomat, legal writer and sculler who influenced early Cambridge rowing.
Patrick Albert Crispin Marber (born 19 September 1964) is an English comedian, playwright, director, actor, and screenwriter.
Patrick Marnham is an English writer, journalist and biographer.
Patrick McGrath (born 7 February 1950) is a British novelist, whose work has been categorized as gothic fiction.
Paul Bailey (born 16 February 1937) is a British novelist and critic, as well as a biographer of Cynthia Payne and Quentin Crisp.
Paul Charles William Davies, AM (born 22 April 1946) is an English physicist, writer and broadcaster, a professor at Arizona State University as well as the Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science.
Paul Farley, FRSL (born 1965) is a British poet, writer and broadcaster.
Paul Gilroy FBA (born 16 February 1956) is a Professor of American and English Literature at King's College London.
Paul Levy (born 26 February 1941 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a US/British author and journalist.
Paul Muldoon (born 20 June 1951) is an Irish poet.
Dame Penelope Margaret Lively (born Penelope Margaret Low, 17 March 1933) is a British writer of fiction for both children and adults.
Peter Ackroyd, (born 5 October 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London.
Peter Philip Carey AO (born 7 May 1943) is an Australian novelist.
Peter Conradi (born 1960) is a British author and journalist who is the foreign editor of The Sunday Times of London.
Peter Morris Green (born 22 December 1924), Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series.
Peter Hobbs (born 1973) is a British novelist.
Peter J. Conradi FRSL (born 8 May 1945) is a British author and academic, best known for his studies of writer and philosopher, Iris Murdoch, who was a close friend.
Peter Richard Nichols CBE, FRSL (born 31 July 1927) is an English playwright, screenwriter, director and journalist.
Peter Scupham (born 24 February 1933) is a British poet.
Philip Michael Hensher FRSL (born 20 Feb 1965) is an English novelist, critic and journalist.
Philip Mansel (born 1951) is a historian of courts and cities, and the author of a number of books about revolutionary and post-revolutionary France and the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire.
Philip Marsden, also known as Philip Marsden-Smedley (born 11 May 1961), is an English travel writer and novelist.
Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is an English novelist.
Philip Sandeman Ziegler CVO (born 24 December 1929) is a British biographer and historian.
Piers Brendon (born 21 December 1940, Stratton, Cornwall) is a British writer, known for historical and biographical works.
Piers Paul Read FRSL (born 7 March 1941) is an award-winning British novelist, historian and biographer.
Rosemary Elizabeth "Posy" Simmonds MBE (born 9 August 1945) is a British newspaper cartoonist and writer and illustrator of children's books.
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, (Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick; born 9 October 1935) is a member of the British royal family.
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, (Leopold George Duncan Albert; 7 April 185328 March 1884) was the eighth child and youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, FRSL, RDI (born 16 December 1932) is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children's writer.
A quill pen is a writing implement made from a moulted flight feather (preferably a primary wing-feather) of a large bird.
Robert Fitzroy 'Roy' Foster, FBA, FRHistS, FRSL (born 16 January 1949), publishing as R. F. Foster, is an Irish historian and academic.
Richard Austen Butler, Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, (9 December 1902 – 8 March 1982), generally known as R. A. Butler and familiarly known from his initials as Rab, was a prominent British Conservative politician.
Rachel Cusk (born 8 February 1967) is a Canadian-born novelist and writer who lives and works in the United Kingdom.
Ray Monk (born 15 February 1957) is a British philosopher.
Raymond Redvers Briggs, CBE (born 18 January 1934) is an English illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist and author who has achieved critical and popular success among adults and children.
Rebecca Lenkiewicz (born 1968) is a British playwright.
Redmond O'Hanlon, FRGS, FRSL (born 5 June 1947) is an English writer and scholar.
Richard William Barber FRSL FSA FRHistS (born 1941) is a British historian who has published several books about medieval history and literature.
Richard Davenport-Hines (born 21 June 1953 in London) is a noted British historian and literary biographer, best known for his biography of the poet W. H. Auden.
Clinton Richard Dawkins (born 26 March 1941) is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author.
Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre (born 28 March 1943) is an English film, theatre, television and opera director.
Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer.
Richard Alan Fortey FRS FRSL (born 15 February 1946 in London) is a British palaeontologist, natural historian, writer and television presenter, who served as President of the Geological Society of London for its bicentennial year of 2007; he is married and has four children.
Richard Douglas Harries, Baron Harries of Pentregarth, (born 2 June 1936) is a retired bishop of the Church of England and former British Army officer.
Richard Gordon Heath Holmes, OBE, FRSL, FBA (born 5 November 1945) is a British author and academic best known for his biographical studies of major figures of British and French Romanticism.
Sir Richard John Evans (born 29 September 1947), is a British historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe with a focus on Germany.
Richard Thomas Mabey (born 20 February 1941) is a writer and broadcaster, chiefly on the relations between nature and culture.
Richard Murphy OBE (born 24 April 1955) is an architect and businessman.
Richard Sennett OBE (born 1 January 1943) is the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and former University Professor of the Humanities at New York University.
Robert Ardrey (October 16, 1908 – January 14, 1980) was an American playwright, screenwriter and science writer perhaps best known for The Territorial Imperative (1966).
Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe, (12 January 185820 June 1945), known as The Lord Houghton from 1885 to 1895 and as The Earl of Crewe from 1895 to 1911, was a British Liberal politician, statesman and writer.
Robert Fraser FRSL, is a British author and biographer.
Robert Dennis Harris (born 7 March 1957) is an English novelist.
Robert Graham Irwin (born 23 August 1946) is a British historian, novelist, and writer on Arabic literature.
Robert Macfarlane (born 15 August 1976) is a British writer.
Robert Jacob Alexander, Baron Skidelsky, FBA (born 25 April 1939) is a British economic historian of Russian origin and the author of a major, award-winning, three-volume biography of British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946).
Robin Briggs, (born 26 May 1942) is an English historian who has spent his entire academic career at All Souls College, Oxford.
Robin James Lane Fox, FRSL (born 5 October 1946), is an English classicist, ancient historian and gardening writer known for his works on Alexander the Great.
Robin Robertson, FRSL (born in Scone, Perthshire 1955) is a Scottish poet.
Roddy Doyle (born 8 May 1958) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter.
Roger Harrison Lonsdale, FBA (born 6 August 1934) is a British literary scholar and academic; he was a Fellow and Tutor at Balliol College Oxford from 1963 to 2000, and Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford from 1992 to 2000.
Roger McGough CBE, FRSL (born 9 November 1937) is an English poet, performance poet, broadcaster, children's author and playwright.
Sir Roger Vernon Scruton (born 27 February 1944) is an English philosopher and writer who specialises in aesthetics and political philosophy, particularly in the furtherance of traditionalist conservative views.
Rohinton Mistry (born 3 July 1952) is an Indian-born Canadian writer.
Roland Huntford (born Roland Horwitch in 1927) is an author, principally of biographies of Polar explorers.
Romesh Gunesekera FRSL (born 1954) is a Sri Lankan-born British author, who was a finalist in the Man Booker Prize for his novel Reef in 1994.
Ronald George Blythe, CBE (born 6 November 1922, Debretts. Retrieved 6 November 2012.) is an English writer, essayist and editor, best known for his work Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village (1969), an account of agricultural life in Suffolk from the turn of the century to the 1960s.
Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE, FRSL (born Ronald Horwitz; 9 November 1934) is an author, playwright and screenwriter.
Rory MacLean FRSL (born 5 November 1954) is a British-Canadian historian and travel writer who lives and works in Berlin and the United Kingdom.
Roderick James Nugent "Rory" Stewart, FRSGS (born 3 January 1973) is a British politician, diplomat, and writer.
Rosalind Belben is an English novelist.
Rose Tremain CBE FRSL (born 2 August 1943) is an English novelist, short story writer, and former Chancellor of the University of East Anglia.
Rosemary Doreen Ashton, (née Thomson; born 11 April 1947) is a British literary scholar.
Rosemary Hill (born 10 April 1957) is an English writer and historian.
Rowan Douglas Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth (born 14 June 1950) is a Welsh Anglican bishop, theologian and poet.
Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley, PC, FRSL (born 28 December 1932) is a British Labour politician, author and journalist from Sheffield.
Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, (11 November 1920 – 5 January 2003) was a British Labour Party, SDP and Liberal Democrat politician, and biographer of British political leaders.
Sir Roy Colin Strong, (born 23 August 1935) is an English art historian, museum curator, writer, broadcaster and landscape designer.
Royal Highness (abbreviated HRH for His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness) is a style used to address or refer to some members of royal families, usually princes or princesses.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936)The Times, (London) 18 January 1936, p. 12 was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.
Rupert Christiansen (born 1954) is an English writer, journalist and critic.
Rupert Thomson (born 1955) is an English writer of fiction and non-fiction.
Ruth Fainlight (born 2 May 1931) is a U.S.-born poet, short story writer, translator and librettist based in the UK.
Ruth Sophia Padel FRSL FZS (born 8 May 1946) is a British poet, novelist and non-fiction author, known for her nature writing and connections with music, science, Greece and conservation.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, (7 May 19273 April 2013) was a German-born British and American Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter.
Dr Ruth Scurr FRSL (born 1971, London) is a British writer, historian and literary critic.
Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist.
Samuel Lynn Hynes (born August 29, 1924) is an author.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 October 177225 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.
Sara Diane Wheeler FRSL (born 20 March 1961) is a British travel author and biographer, noted for her accounts of polar regions.
Sarah Bakewell (born 1962/63) is a British author of non-fiction.
Sarah Hall (born 1974 in Carlisle, Cumbria) is an English novelist, and poet.
Sarah Waters (born 21 July 1966) is a Welsh novelist.
Sathnam Sanghera (born 1976) is a British journalist and author.
Sean O'Brien (born 19 December 1952 in London) is a British poet, critic and playwright.
Sebastian Barry (born 5 July 1955) is an Irish playwright, novelist and poet.
Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE (born 20 April 1953) is a British novelist, journalist and broadcaster.
Selina Shirley Hastings (born 5 March 1945) is a British journalist, author and biographer.
Shena Mackay FRSL (born 1944), is a Scottish novelist born in Edinburgh.
Shirley Hughes, CBE (born 16 July 1927) is an English author and illustrator.
Simon Robert Armitage CBE (born 26 May 1963) is an English poet, playwright and novelist.
Simon Anthony Lee Brett OBE FRSL (born 28 October 1945 in Worcester Park, Surrey, England) is a British writer of detective fiction and radio producer.
Sir Simon David Jenkins (born 10 June 1943) is a British author and newspaper columnist and editor.
Sir Simon Michael Schama, CBE, FRSL, FBA (born 13 February 1945) is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, and French history.
Simon Jonathan Sebag Montefiore (born 27 June 1965) is a British historian, television presenter and award-winning author of popular history books and novels.
Sir is an honorific address used in a number of situations in many anglophone cultures.
The Hon. Sir David Robert Gilmour, 4th Baronet (born 14 November 1952) is a British author.
Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge.
Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton (2 January 1790 – 17 January 1851), known as Lord Compton from 1796 to 1812 and as Earl Compton from 1812 to 1828, was a British nobleman and patron of science and the arts.
Stanley Stewart FRSL is a British writer, who is the author of three travel books: Old Serpent Nile, Frontiers of Heaven and In the Empire of Genghis Khan about journeys to the source of the Nile, through China to Xinjiang province, and across Mongolia by horse.
Sir Stanley William Wells CBE (born 21 May 1930) is a Shakespearean scholar, writer, professor and editor who has been honorary president of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, professor emeritus at the University of Birmingham, and author of a number of books about Shakespeare, including Shakespeare Sex and Love, and is general editor of the Oxford and Penguin Shakespeares.
Stephen Poliakoff, CBE, FRSL (born 1 December 1952) is a British playwright, director and scriptwriter.
Stephen Romer, FRSL is an English poet, academic and literary critic.
Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theater.
(John) Stephen Jones (born 24 March 1944) is a Welsh geneticist and from 1995 to 1999 and 2008 to June 2010 was Head of the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London.
Stevie Davies is a Welsh novelist, essayist and short story writer.
Susan Bassnett (born 1945) is a translation theorist and scholar of comparative literature.
Susannah Clapp (born 1949) is a British writer, who has been the theatre critic of The Observer since 1997 and is a contributor to the BBC's Nightwaves.
Sybille Bedford, OBE (16 March 1911 – 17 February 2006) was a German-born English writer of non-fiction and semi-autobiographical fiction books.
Thomas Stearns Eliot, (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".
Tahmima Anam (তাহমিমা আনাম; born 8 October 1975) is a British Bangladeshi writer, novelist and columnist.
Tanika Gupta, MBE (তানিকা গুপ্তা.; born 1 December 1963) is an English playwright of Bengali descent.
Terence Blacker FRSL (born 5 February 1948, near Hadleigh, Suffolk) is an English author, columnist, journalist, and publisher.
Tessa Jane Hadley (born 28 February 1956; née Nichols) is a British author of novels, short stories and non-fiction.
The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable (abbreviated to The Hon., Hon. or formerly The Hon'ble—the latter term is still used in South Asia) is a style that is used before the names of certain classes of people.
The Reverend is an honorific style most often placed before the names of Christian clergy and ministers.
The Right Reverend (abbreviations: The Rt Revd; The Rt Rev'd; The Rt Rev.) is a style applied to certain religious figures.
Theodore Zeldin (born 22 August 1933) is an Oxford scholar and thinker whose books have searched for answers to three questions.
Thomas Burgess (18 November 175619 February 1837) was an English author, philosopher, Bishop of St David's and Bishop of Salisbury.
Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet.
Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist.
Thomas F. Kilroy (born 23 September 1934) is an Irish playwright and novelist.
Tibor Fischer (born 15 November 1959) is a British novelist and short story writer.
Tim Pears (born 11 November 1956) is an English novelist.
Timberlake Wertenbaker is a British-based playwright, screenplay writer, and translator who has written plays for the Royal Court, the Royal Shakespeare Company and others, centering on themes of personal growth and displacement.
Timothy Garton Ash CMG FRSA (born 12 July 1955) is a British historian, author and commentator.
Tobias Hill (born 30 March 1970 in London, England) is an award-winning British poet, essayist, writer of short stories and novelist.
Thomas "Tom" Holland (born 1968) is an English writer and popular historian, who has published several non-academic works on classical and medieval history.
Tom Stacey FRSL (born 11 January 1930) is a British novelist, publisher, screenwriter, foreign correspondent, and penologist.
Sir Tom Stoppard (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter.
John Anthony Connor (born 1930) is an English poet and playwright.
Tony Curtis FRSL (born 1946) is a Welsh poet, who writes in English.
Tony Harrison (born 30 April 1937) is an English poet, translator and playwright.
Tracy Rose Chevalier, (born October 19, 1962) is an American-British historical novelist.
Ursula Holden (born 8 August 1921) is an English novelist, author of thirteen novels often inspired by her time spent in Ireland.
Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad "Vidia" Naipaul, TC (born 17 August 1932), is an Indo-Caribbean writer and Nobel Laureate who was born in Trinidad with British citizenship.
Sir Victor Sawdon Pritchett (also known as VSP; 16 December 1900 – 20 March 1997), was a British writer and literary critic.
Val McDermid, (born 4 June 1955) is a Scottish crime writer, best known for a series of suspense novels featuring Dr. Tony Hill.
Ved Parkash Mehta (born 21 March 1934) is a India-Born writer who was born in Lahore, British India (now a Pakistani city) to a Punjabi Hindu family.
Victor Alexander George Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton, (9 August 1876 – 25 October 1947), styled Viscount Knebworth from 1880 to 1891, was a British politician and colonial administrator.
Victoria Glendinning, CBE (née Seebohm; born 23 April 1937) is a British biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist; she is an Honorary Vice-President of English PEN, a winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, was appointed a CBE in 1998 and is Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature.
Vikram Seth (born 20 June 1952) is an Indian novelist and poet.
William Butler Yeats (13 June 186528 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature.
Wendy Cope, OBE (born 21 July 1945) is a contemporary English poet.
William Boyd (born 7 March 1952) is a Scottish novelist, short story writer and screenwriter.
William Dalrymple FRSL, FRGS, FRAS, FRSE (born William Hamilton-Dalrymple on 20 March 1965) is a Scottish historian and writer, art historian and curator, as well as a prominent broadcaster and critic.
The Hon William Fiennes is a British author.
William Jefferson Hague, Baron Hague of Richmond, (born 26 March 1961), is a British Conservative politician and life peer.
William Benedict Nicholson, OBE, FRSL (born 12 January 1948) is a British screenwriter, playwright, and novelist who has been nominated twice for an Oscar.
William St Clair, (born 1937) is a British historian, senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, and author.
Sir Theodore Wilson Harris (24 March 1921 – 8 March 2018) was a Guyanese writer.
Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (Yoruba: Akinwándé Oluwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyinká,; born 13 July 1934), known as Wole Soyinka, is a Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist.
Yann Martel (born 25 June 1963) is a Spanish-born Canadian author best known for the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, a #1 international bestseller published in more than 50 territories.
Zachary Leader (born 1946) is a professor of English Literature at the University of Roehampton.
Zadie Smith FRSL (born 25 October 1975) is a contemporary British novelist, essayist, and short-story writer.
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