Sunday, July 03, 2005

Contemporary Writers
This searchable database contains "up-to-date profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth's most important living writers" - biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews, prizes and photographs. It is searchable by author, genre, nationality, gender, publisher, book title, date of publication and prize name and date. Author entries also provide links to related websites. There are one or two curious ommissions, Iain Sinclair in particular. I would also suggest detective novelist John Harvey has earned an entry. The website is well-designed, easy to use and has been created by the British Council Film and Literature Department.