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James Robertson

Scottish novelist, poet: intrigued by time, change, identity, locality, power

Karrie Fransman

Comic creator/graphic novelist who loves experimenting with visual storytelling 

Christopher Brookmyre

Permanently excited by the possibility of being wrong about everything

Stephen Kelman

In the words of the underdog I find my voice

Kit de Waal

I'm a writer, reader, giggler and baker of mixed heritage

Jo Mazelis

Art school dropout, writer, photographer and lover of Welsh mountains

James Meek

Human writer 

Sarah Moss

Reading, writing, talking, running, cooking: I miss hills and sea

Carys Davies

Award-winning, widely anthologised short story writer, north-west England

Patrick McGuinness

Interested in what things look like when we're not looking

Helen Mort

Yorkshire-born, Derbyshire-bred poet, runner and amateur rock climber

Janice Galloway

Work alone and/or collaborate (painters, sculptors, libretti - all comers)

Graeme Macrae Burnet

Author of His Bloody Project. Ageing existentialist. Black pudding aficionado.

Jan Carson

Belfast based novelist and short story writer. Magic realist

Ned Beauman

Author of three novels, Granta Best Young British Novelists 2013

Vahni Capildeo

Solitary gregarious impossible animal sleeps furiously, writes devouringly, bakes cakes

Kerry Hudson

Scottish, queer, working class novelist. Loves to perform, travel, teach

Thomas Morris

Short story writer; Wales Book of the Year; editor

Joanna Walsh

Fictionist, autofictionist, essayist, journalist, experimentalist

Ross Sutherland

Exploring new forms across poetry, theatre, film and radio

Richard Beard

Curious, experimental, mashed-up

Jessie Burton

I write novels, I delight in clothes, I enjoy essays

Louise Welsh

genre crossing, novelist, librettist, enquiring, political, feminist, sociable-loner, bookworm  

Catherine O'Flynn

Novelist, former child detective, specialises in failed utopias, obsolete confectionery

Paul McVeigh

Northern Irish writer of plays, comedy, short stories and novel

Rhian Edwards

Welsh poet & single mum, twitcher & horror film nut

Christie Watson

Bookish, political, average dancer. Teach, write, drink too much coffee.

Glenn Patterson

Serial optimist

Sabrina Mahfouz

Trying to make words that make a change, however small

Nick Harkaway

Novelist, European, wild-eyed black sky dreamer, husband, dad, oenophile, biathlon fan

Frances Hardinge

Writes dark, bizarre, fantastical books for children and young adults

Ifor ap Glyn

National Poet of Wales, performer; with un-Londonlike interest in languages 

Ros Barber

Emotionally lucid novelist of speculative pasts and futures

Laura Dockrill

baby. granny. annoying. optimistic. potato-eating. writing. drawing. talking. colourful.

Nikesh Shukla

Author, novelist, diversity champion, filmmaker, average rapper

Denise Mina

Curious reader, book-loving, flâneause, cyclist, angry-loner, collectivist socialist

Andrew Michael Hurley

In love with the landscapes of the North

Bernardine Evaristo

Afro-British adventurer who brings unique characters and stories to life

David Szalay

London writer, European, also Canadian

Lucy Caldwell

Novelist, playwright, radio dramatist and most recently short story writer

Melissa Lee-Houghton

Fierce, Intelligent, Intense, Compassionate, Complex, Diligent, Expressive, Vibrant, Honest, Connected

Courttia Newland

Out of the box, inner city, stylistically diverse, musically influenced 

Tiffany Murray

Borderland writer. Welsh and Scottish. Travel to write. Rocknroll.

Nadeem Aslam

Born in Pakistan, a novelist living in England

Sarah Perry

Novelist; academic (the Gothic, creative writing); critic (The Guardian, Financial Times); essays (BBC, Guardian, Slightly Foxed)

Max Porter

Tall, pale, bookish, sleepy, poorly-postured, European, sentimental

Niven Govinden

British novelist. Known as a "writer's writer"

Benjamin Myers

Lone wolf of the north stalking the fictional hinterlands

Emma Jane Unsworth

Novelist and screenwriter. Northerner. Romantic. Likes wine. GSOH

Neel Mukherjee

Novelist, curious, thinks about form more than he's given credit for

Naomi Wood

Writer and teacher of novels and films

Tessa Hadley

Novelist and short story writer

Horatio Clare

Father, author, teacher, travel writer, university lecturer, walker, farmer 

Jenn Ashworth

Northern, working class writer curious about domestic, strange happenings in uncanny landscapes

Jenni Fagan

Curious, dedicated, strange, brilliant, complicated, engaged, chatty, funny, loyal, true

Sandeep Parmar

Writer, Critic, interested in issues of migration, race, avant garde literary traditions