Writing and Literature Authors in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Writing and Literature Authors

Alain de Botton

Features his books: "Status Anxiety," "The Architecture of Happiness" and "The Art of Travel.".

Alan Spence

A Glasgow born author of poetry, novels, short stories and plays. Includes information about his published work, a selection of haikus, and a profile.

Allan Guthrie

Scottish crime writer and literary agent; with a profile, details of his published titles, interviews and reviews, and contacts.

Anneliese Mackintosh

Official site of a German-born, Glasgow-based writer and performer, with a profile, list of publications and awards, and contacts.

Authors A-Z

A comprehensive list of authors from A through to Z provided by the Guardian.

Beatrix Potter Society

Promotes the study and appreciation of the life and works of Beatrix Potter. Includes a biography, timeline, suggested places to visit, publications list and photograph albums.

Blake Morrison

Official website of the novelist, poet, and journalist, author of "And When Did You Last See Your Father?". Includes a profile, with information about his published writings.

Brook, Rhidian

Official site of Rhidian Brook, novelist, scriptwriter and broadcaster.

Charlotte Cooper

Personal site of a novelist, writer, and activist; includes a selection of her work and articles, and details of her published novels.

Chris Longmuir

A crime novelist, who specialises in depicting modern day Dundee; includes a biography, list of titles, and news.

Christopher Brookmyre

Presents news and updates from this novelist, author of "Where The Bodies Are Buried" and other books.

The Chronicles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Provides a look at the life and works of Conan Doyle, with many quotations by him.

Claire Lorrimer

Official page of the romance author with biography and reviews.

Colin Grant

A historian, author, TV script editor and radio producer; includes details of his titles, biography, contacts, events diary, and a blog.

Coward, Mat

Personal site provides a brief biography, books available and reviews.

Crowden, James

An author and poet specialising in the landscape and food of North Dorset and South Somerset; includes details of his books, poetry and broadcasting, with a profile, excerpts and information about his writing workshops.

Crysse Morrison

Official website of the novelist, poet, and playwright, with a profile and details of her career; also offers creative writing courses and workshops in the UK and Europe.

Davenport, Bea

Traditionally published crime and children's author and the writing name of journalist Barbara Henderson. https://www.facebook.com/beadavenportwriter BeaDavenport1

Dea Birkett

Official website of the writer and broadcaster, with a guide to her books on travel, biography and history, her journalism. Also includes a diary of her workshops and events.

Dreda Say Mitchell

A writer, broadcaster, journalist and freelance education adviser; provides a guide to her career, writings, and radio appearances.

Edwy Searles Brooks

British novelist who also wrote under the pen-names Berkeley Gray, Victor Gunn, Rex Madison, and Carlton Ross.

Ford Madox Ford Society

Promotes knowledge of and interest in the life and work of the Modernist writer, Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939); with resources about his life and work, details of membership and events, newsletters, and contacts.

Freya North

Official website of the novelist, with a profile, list of her published titles, events diary, blog, and an advice section for aspiring authors.

Gyles Brandreth

Includes a biography, list of recent publications, reviews and theatre appearances.

Hall, A.J.

Author of the Queen of Gondal and Lopiverse series of ebooks, including Lust Over Pendle, and Dissipation and Despair.

Helen FitzGerald

Official site of the Australian-born novelist, screenwriter, and author of thrillers for young adults, now resident in Scotland; with her blog, details of titles, reviews and interviews, and contacts.

Helen Sedgwick

A freelance writer and literary editor; includes a listing of her novels, short story collections, and her writings on science-related themes, with details of her creative writing courses.

Iain Sinclair

Information about the British writer, documentarist, and film maker, with a listing of book and film titles, blog, news, contacts, and other resources about his life and work.

Jaq D Hawkins

Author in the genres of fantasy and the occult. Includes book overviews, goblin art and article archives.

Jecks, Michael

Master of the Medieval Murder Mystery, with the longest running series of medieval crime books set in the later years of Edward II's reign. https://www.facebook.com/Michael.Jecks.author MichaelJecks

Jeffrey Archer

Official site of this best selling novelist and former politician, with a blog, news and event information.

Jenny Uglow

Personal site of the biographer and critic, acclaimed for her books on Thomas Bewick and the Lunar Society. Includes information about her current projects, bibliography, a collection of articles, and a profile.

Jess Smith

Official site of the author and traditional storyteller, whose works celebrate the life and culture of Scotland's travelling families; includes a listing of titles, appearances diary, and contacts.

Jon McGregor

Shares information on the work of Jon McGregor, novelist and author of "Even the Dogs", "So Many Ways to Begin" and "If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things".

Kirstin Innes

A writer, journalist, and freelance arts PR working in Glasgow; with a profile, details of her writing career and arts projects, and contacts.

Kirsty Logan

Official site of an award-winning writer of short fiction and journalism, with a profile, details of current projects, samples of her work, and articles for budding writers.

The Laurence Sterne Trust

Based at Shandy Hall in Coxwold, the Laurence Sterne Trust was established in order to promote the writings of Laurence Sterne.

Lin Anderson

Official website of the Scottish author, screenwriter, and creator of fictional forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod. Includes a profile, information about her novels and screenwriting, news, and events diary.

Maggie Craig

Writer of novels and historical works; includes a profile, information about her titles, news, and events.

Margaret Leroy

A novelist and journalist; includes a profile and information about her books.

Margery Allingham Society

Aims to preserve and promote the work of Margery Allingham, best known for her detective stories featuring gentleman sleuth Albert Campion. Includes newsletter, event listings and photographs of Margery's Essex.

Mary S Lovell

Novelist and author of biographies including books on the Churchill family, Jane Digby, Sir Richard Burton, the Mitford Girls and Bess of Hardwick.

Mina, Denise

Official site of the Glasgow-born crime novelist and playwright; with a biography, information about her novels and graphic novels, and diary.

Nayland, Carla

Official website of an author of historical fiction set in Britain between the Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest, and fiction set in an invented world loosely based on medieval and Renaissance Britain. Includes information about her titles, profile, reviews, and a collection of essays.

Philip Paris

Personal website of a graphic journalist, who has also written a history of Orkney’s Italian Chapel, historical fiction, and other books.

Philippa Gregory

Official website of the best selling author and novelist. https://www.facebook.com/PhilippaGregoryOfficialFanPage PhilippaGBooks

Redwall Abbey

Official site of author Brian Jacques, offering an obituary and details of his many books.

Robert Endeacott

Showcases e-books, books and features, and also news and special interviews with other writers.

Robinson, Peter

Official page of the author of the Inspector Banks mystery series.

Ron Berry

Celebrates the life and work of an ex-miner, whose novels and plays chronicled working class life in the Rhondda; offers a biography, list of his writings, and obituaries.

Russel D McLean

Official site of the author and reviewer, creator of J McNee, a fictional Dundee private investigator; with a profile, details of titles, reviews, and contacts.

Salley Vickers

British contemporary novelist. Includes a profile, information about her books, interviews, and events list, and a collection of reviews and articles.

Simon Tolkien

Official website of the crime novelist and grandson of J R R Tolkien; includes a profile, FAQ, information about his books, reviews, and interviews.

Stanley Morgan

Provides a profile of the author of a series of books featuring Russ Tobin, serious adventure books, sex-comedies, and later some serious novels; includes other resources.


West Midlands author of crime stories featuring half-Romani gangland detective, Eoin Miller; with a biography, contacts, and news.

Stuart MacBride

Creator of fictional Aberdeen detective, Logan MacRae; includes a profile, blog, and listing of his books. StuartMacBride

Tammet, Daniel

Official homepage of the bestselling author of Born On A Blue Day, Embracing the Wide Sky, and Thinking in Numbers. https://www.facebook.com/DanielTammetAuthor

Theresa Breslin

Prize winning author of books for children and young adults, many of whose works have been filmed and/or broadcast; includes a profile, news and events diary, a list of her titles and study notes, and contacts.

Twickenham Museum: Captain W. E. Johns

Biography of the bomber pilot, illustrator, aviation writer and author of Biggles books.

Unofficial Alan Garner

Provides a biography of Alan Garner, plus many articles and links relevant to his works.

Wellesley St George Ashe (1881-1958)

Offers a biography, with a collection of some of his short stories, poems, and drawings.

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