Find out more about the greatest 21st Century British Writers, including Lady Colin Campbell, J. K. Rowling, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joan Collins and Julie Andrews.
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling

31 July 1965

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen

13 October 1971

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews

01 October 1935

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie

19 June 1947

Joan CollinsJoan Collins

23 May 1933

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell

06 August 1972

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman

10 November 1960

David McCallumDavid McCallum

19 September 1933

John CleeseJohn Cleese

27 October 1939

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne

09 October 1952

Mary BerryMary Berry

24 March 1935

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade

12 June 1977

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Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson

06 January 1960

Eric IdleEric Idle

29 March 1943

David IckeDavid Icke

29 April 1952

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking

02 November 1970

Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington

23 September 1972

Sophie HunterSophie Hunter

16 March 1978

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Alan MooreAlan Moore

18 November 1953

Mark RylanceMark Rylance

18 January 1960

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro

08 November 1954

Jane AsherJane Asher

05 April 1946

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh

26 March 1970

Alex GarlandAlex Garland

26 May 1970

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Cilla BlackCilla Black

27 May 1943

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer

05 August 1961

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul

17 August 1932

Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell

27 April 1969

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri

11 July 1967

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell

23 February 1944

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Tom StoppardTom Stoppard

03 July 1937

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy

23 December 1955

Michael MorpurgoMichael Morpurgo

05 October 1943

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton

20 December 1969

Mary SoamesMary Soames

15 September 1922

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Nick HornbyNick Hornby

17 April 1957

Tim VineTim Vine

04 March 1967

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson

17 December 1945

Carlton LeachCarlton Leach

12 March 1959

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine

11 April 1937

John BergerJohn Berger

05 November 1926

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Edward de BonoEdward de Bono

19 May 1933

Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill

03 September 1938

Cass PennantCass Pennant

03 March 1958

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson

27 October 1950

Pat CondellPat Condell

23 November 1949

Kim SearsKim Sears

10 December 1987

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Rebecca HumphriesRebecca Humphries

03 October 1987

Richard HammondRichard Hammond

19 December 1969

Russell ToveyRussell Tovey

14 November 1981

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes

17 July 1970

Kerry KatonaKerry Katona

06 September 1980

Ranulph FiennesRanulph Fiennes

07 March 1944

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Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz

10 July 1972

Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell

17 August 1949

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett

28 April 1948

Claudia WinklemanClaudia Winkleman

15 January 1972

DonovanDonovan

10 May 1946

Jon RonsonJon Ronson

10 May 1967

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Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

Mark GatissMark Gatiss

17 October 1966

Tony RobinsonTony Robinson

15 August 1946

Sophie DahlSophie Dahl

15 September 1977

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr

31 October 1963

Rob BrydonRob Brydon

03 May 1965

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David IrvingDavid Irving

24 March 1938

Ben FogleBen Fogle

03 November 1973

Terry JonesTerry Jones

01 February 1942

Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade

23 March 1956

Rory StewartRory Stewart

03 January 1973

Alan ParsonsAlan Parsons

20 December 1948

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Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer

15 April 1940

Martha FiennesMartha Fiennes

05 February 1964

E. L. JamesE. L. James

07 March 1963

Ben EltonBen Elton

03 May 1959

Clive BarkerClive Barker

05 October 1952

Ian McEwanIan McEwan

21 June 1948

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Will SelfWill Self

26 September 1961

Jeremy PaxmanJeremy Paxman

11 May 1950

Zadie SmithZadie Smith

25 October 1975