Faber, Sir Richard

Sir Richard Faber wrote well-crafted books of 19th-century English history, and a biography of the courtier Sir William Temple. He ended his diplomatic career as Ambassador to Algeria. Faber was appointed CMG in 1977, and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, which he served as honorary treasurer from 1986 to 1991.

Fry, Christopher

Christopher Fry was an English poet and playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady’s Not for Burning. He was, with T.S. Eliot, the leading figure in the revival of poetic drama that took place in Britain in the late 1940s.

Fan, Kit

Kit Fan is a poet, novelist and critic. His first book of poems, Paper Scissors Stone (2011), won the inaugural HKU International Poetry Prize. As Slow As Possible (2018) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and one of the Irish Times’ Books of the Year. He has also won a Northern Writers Award, the Times […]

Flynn, Leontia

Leontia Flynn has published four collections of poetry with Jonathan Cape.  She has won the Forward prize for best First Collection, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy award for Irish poetry, and the AWB Vincent American Ireland Fund literary award.  Her most recent poetry Collection, The Radio (2017) was shortlisted for the […]

Francis, Joy

Joy is co-founder and executive director of Words of Colour, which has developed, facilitated, produced and promoted writers of colour since 2006. A creative entrepreneur and writer, Joy is a longstanding activist for racial equality and cultural inclusion in literature, publishing and the media, collaborating with universities, theatres, publishers, booksellers, writers and artists of all genres, here and […]

Franklin, Dan

Dan Franklin was born in 1949. He read English and American Literature and History at UEA, graduating in 1970. His publishing career began at Peter Owen Ltd. From there he moved to the Harvill Press, then Collins, then Heinemann, where he was Editorial Director for non-fiction. He then became Publishing Director of Secker & Warburg, […]

Frankopan, Peter

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at the University of Oxford, where he has been Senior Research Fellow of Worcester College since 2000. He works on the history of the Byzantine Empire, the Middle East, Russia, Central and South Asia and China. His books include The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, […]

Freud, Esther

Esther Freud trained as an actress before writing her first novel, Hideous Kinky, which was short listed for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize and made into a film starring Kate Winslet. After publishing her second novel, Peerless Flats, she was chosen as one of Granta’s Best Young British novelists. Her other books include The Sea […]

Fry, Stephen

Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director and all-round national treasure. Fry has written and presented several documentary series, contributed columns and articles for newspapers and magazines, appears frequently on radio, reads for voice-overs and has written four novels and three volumes of autobiography, Moab Is My […]