Latest biographies

  • Enid Blyton

    Enid Blyton

    Enid Mary Blyton was born in South London in 1897. She was the elder sister to two younger brothers and the daughter of a cutlery salesman. Blyton grew up with a very close relationship with her father, until he left the family to set up home with another woman when she was thirteen years old. Her relationship with her mother never flourished, and...

  • Esi Edugyan

    Esi Edugyan

    The Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan got fame through her novels, ‘The Second Life of Samuel Tyne’ and ‘Half-Blood Blues’. Esi was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta in 1977. Her parents were immigrants from Ghana.

    In order to cherish her interest in writing, Esi studied creative writing at the University of Victoria and Johns Hopkins U...

  • Maria Edgeworth

    Maria Edgeworth

    Maria Edgeworth was a popular Irish novelist who was compared to some of the great authors of her time such as Jane Austen and Sir Walter Scott. Maria Edgeworth was one of the favourite authors of Jane Austen and she was earning more than her contemporary writers.

    Born on Jan 1, 1768 at Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, Maria started to tak...

  • Sarah Dunant

    Sarah Dunant

    Sarah Dunant is the author of international fame who has given some of the popular best-sellers, ‘The Birth of Venus’ and ‘In the Company of the Courtesan’. Sarah is also the founding vice patron of the Orange Prize for women’s fiction. She has few more credits to add to her kitty. She is one of the members of the editorial board of the Royal Acade...

  • Mahasweta Devi

    Mahasweta Devi

    Mahasweta Devi was a famous women social activist, writer and journalist from India who worked hard for the growth of the tribal people. Indeed, she was fondly called, ‘The Mother of the Sabars’ because of her extensive work in support of the Sabar tribe. The Indian government honoured Mahasweta with various literary awards such as the Sahitya Akad...