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Our Writers

Our directory will help you find any writer, past or present, who has worked as an RLF Fellow. Learn more about their career, how they work with us, and where they operate in the UK. You can also find any articles they may have written for us through their profiles.

Meg-Sanders
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Meg Sanders

Meg Sanders is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her eight novels (co-written with Annie Ashworth as Annie Sanders)…

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Caroline Sanderson

Caroline Sanderson is a non-fiction writer, editor and books journalist. Based in the Cotswolds, she regularly interviews writers on stage,…

Luiza Sauma
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Luiza Sauma

Luiza Sauma is a critically acclaimed Brazilian-British novelist and journalist. Her fiction plays with genre and form, and examines memory,…

Cherise-Saywell
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Cherise Saywell

Cherise Saywell is a novelist and short-story writer. She was born and brought up in Australia and has lived in…

Jamie Lee Searle
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Jamie Lee Searle

Jamie Lee Searle is a literary translator, writer and mentor. She translates German-language and Portuguese-language writing into English for publishing…

Ian Seed
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Ian Seed

Ian Seed is an award-winning poet, translator, short-story writer, essayist and editor. With a surreal edge, his writing often exposes…

Rachel Seiffert
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Rachel Seiffert

Rachel Seiffert has published four novels, A Boy in Winter, The Dark Room, Afterwards, and The Walk Home, and one…

Esther-Selsdon
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Esther Selsdon

Esther Selsdon is a novelist, travel writer and journalist. She writes for film, radio and many of the UK’s broadsheet…

Cath Senker
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Cath Senker

An award-winning non-fiction writer and editor, Cath is also a university and ESOL teacher. Originally a project manager and editor…

Miranda Seymour
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Miranda Seymour

Miranda Seymour is a celebrated biographer and prizewinning memoir writer. Her books include lives of Robert Graves, Ada Lovelace, Mary…

Sara Shaarawi by Beth Chalmers
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Sara Shaarawi

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Sara Shaarawi is a playwright from Cairo, based in Glasgow. She’s worked with several theatre companies around the UK: the…

stephen-sharkey
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Stephen Sharkey

Stephen Sharkey is a playwright. He grew up in Liverpool and then studied classics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Throughout…

Clare Shaw
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Clare Shaw

Clare Shaw lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. They have three poetry collections with Bloodaxe – Straight Ahead, Head On…

Nikki Sheehan
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Nikki Sheehan

Nikki Sheehan is an award-winning YA author, journalist, mentor and creative writing teacher. She has published six books, both fiction…

Dyan Sheldon
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Dyan Sheldon

Dyan Sheldon has written over fifty titles, ranging from picture books and children’s fiction to young adult and adult novels.…

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Shelley Silas

Shelley Silas writes for theatre, radio and television, and has also written a number of short stories. Her stage plays…

Chris Simms
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Chris Simms

Chris Simms writes tense thrillers mostly set in and around Manchester, the area where he lives. However, his debut novel Outside…

Amanda Smyth
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Amanda Smyth

Amanda Smyth is Irish-Trinidadian, and author of three novels. Her first novel, Black Rock, was based on the murder of…

Jon Stock
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Jon Stock

Jon Stock is a full-time writer of commercial fiction, specialising first in spy novels and, in recent years, psychological thrillers…

Rebecca Stott
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Rebecca Stott

Rebecca Stott is a historian, writer and radio broadcaster, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Emeritus Professor…

Em Strang
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Emma Strang

Em Strang is an award-winning poet and novelist, preoccupied with nature, spirituality (in particular, Christian mysticism) and the question of…

Julie Summers
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Julie Summers

Julie Summers is a bestselling nonfiction author, historian and broadcaster. Her work focuses on stories of ordinary people faced with…

David Swann
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David Swann

Dave Swann is a poet and fiction writer, who is inspired by the resilience of people who live on the…

Amanda Swift|Amanda Swift
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Amanda Swift

Amanda Swift writes children’s fiction, specialising in comedy. Her novels for nine- to 12-year-olds, The Boys’ Club, Big Bones and…