Cherry Smyth

Cherry Smyth

Cherry Smyth is an Irish poet and writer, born in Ballymoney, County Antrim and raised in Portstewart. She has written one novel, three collections of poetry, a poetry pamphlet as

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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill (1938- ) born in London, Churchill grew up in the Lake District and in Canada before studying English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She began writing in the

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Bryony Lavery

Bryony Lavery

Bryony Lavery (born 1947) is a British dramatist, known for her successful and award-winning 1998 play Frozen. In addition to her work in theatre, she has also written for television

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Bonnie Greer

Bonnie Greer

Bonnie Greer says, ‘When I was told at the age of four not to ask why the fat lady’s dress stuck out it front because it wasn’t nice, I knelt

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Beverley Naidoo

Beverley Naidoo

Beverley Naidoo was born in Johannesburg. As a student she joined the resistance to apartheid, leading to detention without trial and exile in England in 1965. Her award-winning fiction includes

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Betzy Dinesen

Betzy Dinesen worked in publishing for many years before becoming a freelancer editor. She compiled Rediscovery an anthology of short stories by and about women covering 300 years, and recently

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Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome is best-known for Swallows and Amazons and the series of books he wrote about a family holidaying in the Norfolk Broads where they enjoy camping, fishing and sailing.

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Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was born n Canterbury, probably daughter to Bartholomew Johnson and Elizabeth Denham (though accounts differ, and much of her early history has been reconstructed on  the basis

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Roy Williams

Roy Williams

Roy Williams Theatre: No Boys Cricket Club (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Starstruck (Tricycle), Lift Off, Clubland, Fall Out (Royal Court), Local Boy (Hamptead), The Gift (Birmingham Rep), Souls (Theatre Centre),

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Manjinder Virk

Manjinder Virk

Manjinder Virk writing credits include: Leaving Turnpike Lane, Goodnight  Butterfly and My Mood Today (Royal Court Young Writers Programme), Mr Sagoo lives at No.9 (Leicester Haymarket/Comedy Festival), Forgive (Kali Theatre

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Anna Reynolds

Anna Reynolds Her past work includes the multi-award-winning Jordan, Red for Clean Break, Precious for West Yorkshire Playhouse, Wild Things for Salisbury Playhouse /Paines Plough and an awardwinning short film,

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