Writers

(Listed a-z)

KATE ADIE
Author and Broadcaster
(b. 1945)
Whitley Bay
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KATE ATKINSON
Novelist

(b. 1951)
York
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BERYL BAINBRIDGE
Novelist

(1931-2010)
Liverpool
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ISABELLA BANKS
Novelist and poet

(1821-1897)
Manchester
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PAT BARKER
Novelist

(b. 1943)
Thornaby-on-Tees
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ANNE BRONTE
Novelist and poet

(1820-1849)
Haworth, North Yorkshire
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CHARLOTTE BRONTE
Novelist and poet

(1815-1855)
Haworth, North Yorkshire
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EMILY BRONTE
Novelist and poet

(1818-1848)
Haworth, North Yorkshire
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AS BYATT
Novelist and poet

(b. 1936)
Sheffield
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MARGARET CAVENDISH, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE
Poet, philosopher and fiction writer

(1623- 1673)
Newcastle upon Tyne
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CHARLIE CHARLTON
Journalist and presenter

Newcastle upon Tyne
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CATHERINE COOKSON
Novelist

(1906-1998)
Tyne Dock, South Shields
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ANN CLEEVES
Novelist
(b. 1954)
Newcastle upon Tyne
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JULIA DARLING
Novelist, poet and dramatist

(1956-2005)
Newcastle upon Tyne
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JUNO DAWSON
Novelist

West Yorkshire
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SHELAGH DELANEY
Dramatist

(1938-2011)
Broughton, Greater Manchester
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MARGARET DRABBLE
Novelist, biographer and critic

(b. 1939)
Sheffield
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ANDREA DUNBAR
Playwright

(1961-1990)
Bradford
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HELEN DUNMORE
Novelist and poet

(1952- 2017)
Beverley, West Yorkshire
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HELEN FIELDING
Novelist and screenwriter

(b. 1958)
Morley, West Yorkshire.
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JUDY FINNEGAN
Novelist, TV presenter and journalist

(b. 1948)
Newton Heath, Manchester
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ROSIE GARLAND
Poet and short story writer

Leeds
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TORIA GARBUTT
Punk Poet
West Yorkshire
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ELIZABETH GASKELL
Novelist and biographer

(1810-1865)
Manchester
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JACKIE HAGAN
Poet, comedian and theatre-maker

Liverpool
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JOANNE HARRIS
Novelist

(b. 1964)
Barnsley
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SUSAN HILL
Novelist
(b.1942)
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
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WINIFRED HOLTBY
Novelist

(1898-1935)
Rudston, East Riding of Yorkshire
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KHADIJAH IBRAHIM
Poet

Leeds
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STORM JAMESON
Journalist and novelist

(1891-1986)
Whitby, Yorkshire
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JOOLZ
Novelist, poet, artist and tattooist

(b. 1955)
Bradford
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CARLA LANE
Television writer

(1928-2016)
West Derby, Liverpool
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ELIZA LINTON
First salaried female journalist

(1822-1898)
Keswick
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ANNE LISTER
Diarist

(1791-1840)
Halifax
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JACKIE LITHERLAND
Poet

Durham
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Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

SUHAIYMAH MANZOOR-KHAN
Writer, spoken word poet, playwright and speaker
Bradford
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HARRIET MARTINEAU
British social theorist and writer
(1802-1876)
Born in Norwich but died in Cumbria
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SHIRLEY MAY
Director, Young Identity Writing Collective

Manchester
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STEPH MCGOVERN
Journalist and TV Presenter

(b.1982)
Middlesbrough
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KIM MOORE
Poet

Cumbria
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GERALDINE MONK
Poet

(b. 1952)
Blackburn, Manchester
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HELEN MORT
Poet

(b. 1985)
Sheffield
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JENNI MURRAY
Journalist and broadcaster

(b.1950)
Barnsley
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DOLLY PEEL
Poet and famous character
(1782-1857)
South Shields
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HELEN PIDD
Journalist

(b.1981)
Morecambe
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CLARE POLLARD
Poet

(b. 1978)
Bolton
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ANGELA READMAN
Poet and short story writer

(b. 1973)
Middlesbrough
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SUSANNAH RONNIE
Poet, playwright and visual artist

Hexham
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MICHELLE SCALLY CLARKE
Poet

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CLARE SHAW
Poet

(b. 1972)
Burnley
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ROMMI SMITH
Poet and performer

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STEVIE SMITH
Poet and novelist

(1902-1971)
Kingston upon Hull
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GITHA SOWERBY
Playwright and children’s writer

(1876-1970)
Gateshead
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BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD
Novelist

(b. 1933)
Leeds
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UNA
Graphic novelist

West Yorkshire
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SALLY WAINWRIGHT
Screenwriter

(b. 1963)
Huddersfield
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MARGARET WILKINSON
Playwright

Newcastle upon Tyne
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JEANETTE WINTERSON
Novelist, poet and critic

(b. 1959)
Manchester
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SAM WONFOR
Journalist

Newcastle upon Tyne
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