Best known for her novel The Gathering, which won the Man Booker prize in 2007
After two nominations, Tyler won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Breathing Lessons
Purple Hibiscus marked the arrival of a new literary talent
One of Ireland's greatest contemporary writers, with a career spanning 25 years
His contribution to British children’s fiction has been widely celebrated
Award-winning author of novels for adults and children, and several poetry collections.
Her groundbreaking memoir Wild Swans saw Jung Chang rise to international fame.
Nobel Prize-winner Ishiguro became a household name with his novel The Remains of the Day.
The poet, journalist and author famous for Cider with Rosie and his autobiographical works
Role model and activist who celebrated the experience of being black in the United States
The English crime novelist who sold millions of detective books around the world
One of America’s greatest writers, Roth won almost every major literary prize.
His books have put him at the forefront of the New Nature genre of writing.
Her first book Sadler’s Birthday allowed her to leave her publishing job to be an author
Sarah Hall has gained a reputation as one of British writing’s great wild voices
The acclaimed novelist best known for his powerful WW1 novel Birdsong
Few writers have done more to bring the African-American experience into the mainstream
Celebrated novelist, short story writer and elder statesman of Irish literature
Smith was still a student when her first manuscript sparked a publishers' bidding war