english

  • A. W. (fl. 1602), poet
  • Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838-1926), theologian and novelist
  • Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811-1856), humorist
  • George Abbot (1562-1633), writer, AV translator and cleric
  • Lascelles Abercrombie (1881-1938), poet and critic
  • Paul Ableman (1927-2006), playwright and novelist
  • J. R. Ackerley (1896-1967), autobiographer, novelist and playwright
  • Rodney Ackland (1908-1991), playwright, actor and screenwriter
  • Peter Ackroyd (b. 1949), novelist and biographer
  • Eliza Acton (1799-1859), poet and cookery writer
  • Harold Acton (1904-1994), writer and scholar
  • Paul Adam (b. 1958), novelist
  • Charles Warren Adams (awa Charles Felix, 1833-1903), novelist and lawyer
  • Douglas Adams (1952-2001), novelist and scriptwriter
  • John Adams, (pre-1670 - 1738), cartographer and gazetteer compiler
  • Richard Adams (1920-2016), novelist, Watership Down
  • Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848), poet and hymnist
  • Donald Adamson (b. 1939), writer and historian
  • John Adamson (1787-1855), antiquary, poet and translator
  • Arthur St. John Adcock (1864-1930), novelist and editor
  • Fleur Adcock (b. 1934), poet
  • Joseph Addison (1672-1719), essayist and poet, The Spectator'
  • Percy Addleshaw (wrote as Percy Hemingway, 1866-1916), writer and poet
  • Diran Adebayo (b. 1968), novelist and broadcaster
  • Mark Adlard (b. 1932), novelist
  • James Agate (1877-1947), diarist and critic
  • Bola Agbaje (living), playwright
  • John Aglionby (d. 1609/10), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Grace Aguilar (1816-1847), novelist and writer
  • Allan Ahlberg (b. 1939), children's writer
  • Robert Aickman (1914-1981), novelist and conservationist
  • Joan Aiken (1924-2004), novelist
  • Arthur Aikin (1783-1854), science writer
  • Lucy Aikin (1781-1864), children's writer, biographer and historian
  • John Aikin (1747-1822), writer and physician
  • Alfred Ainger (1837-1904), biographer and critic
  • William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882), novelist
  • Mark Akenside (1721-1770), poet
  • William Alabaster (1567-1640), poet, playwright and cleric
  • James Albery (1838-1889), playwright
  • Alice Albinia (b. 1976), travel writer
  • Mary Alcock (c. 1742-1798), poet and essayist
  • Thomas Aldham or Aldam, (c. 1616-1660), writer and Quaker
  • Richard Aldington (1892-1962), novelist and poet
  • Brian Aldiss (b. 1925), novelist
  • Henry Aldrich (1647-1710), poet and theologian
  • Horace Alexander (1889-1989), writer on India, ornithologist and Quaker
  • Alan F. Alford (b. 1961), writer on mythology
  • Monica Ali (b. 1967), novelist
  • Cyril Alington (1872-1955), novelist and writer
  • Nicholas Allan (living), children's writer
  • Rupert Allason (awa Nigel West, b. 1951), historian and thriller writer
  • James Allen (1864-1912), self-help writer and poet
  • Walter Allen (1911-1995), novelist and critic
  • Margery Allingham (1904-1966), novelist, Albert Campion
  • Drummond Allison (1921-1943), poet
  • Kenneth Allott (1912-1973), poet and anthologist
  • Kenneth Allsop (1920-1973), writer and broadcaster
  • E. M. Almedingen (1898-1971), novelist, biographer and children's writer
  • John Almon (1737-1804), journalist and anthologist
  • David Almond (b. 1951), novelist and children's writer
  • Vincent Alsop (c. 1630-1703), writer and dissenting minister
  • Al Alvarez (b. 1929), poet and writer
  • Moniza Alvi (b. 1968), poet and writer
  • Eric Ambler (1909-1998), novelist and screenwriter
  • Isaac Ambrose (1604-1663/4), writer, diarist and cleric
  • Elizabeth Amherst (c. 1716-1779), poet and naturalist
  • Kingsley Amis (1922-1995), poet and novelist, Lucky Jim
  • Martin Amis (b. 1949), novelist
  • Thomas Amory (c. 1691-1788), novelist and miscellanist
  • Thomas Amory (1701-1774), poet and dissenting cleric
  • Valerie Anand (awa Flora Buckley, b. 1937), novelist
  • Patrick Anderson (1915-1979), poet
  • Rachel Anderson (b. 1943), children's writer
  • Verily Anderson (1915-2010), writer
  • Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Roger Andrewes (fl. 1610s), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Miles Peter Andrews (1742-1814), playwright and poet
  • Norman Angell (1872-1967), Nobel Prize winner, political writer and economist
  • Jane Anger (fl. 1589), pamphleteer
  • Peter Anghelides (fl. 1990s), writer
  • Charlotte Anley (1796-1893), novelist and writer
  • George Anson Lord Anson (1697-1762), writer, explorer and admiral
  • Christopher Anstey (1724-1805), writer and poet
  • Charles James Apperley (wrote as Nimrod, 1777-1843), hunting and racing writer
  • Lisa Appignanesi (b. 1946), writer and historian
  • Roy Apps (b. 1951), children's writer
  • Arthur John Arberry (1905-1969), orientalist and translator
  • Harriet Arbuthnot (1793-1834), political diarist
  • John Arbuthnot (1667-1735), satirist and polymath
  • Fred Archer (1915-1999), countryside writer
  • Jeffrey Archer (b. 1940), novelist and politician
  • Philip Ardagh (b. 1961), children's writer
  • John Arden (b. 1930), playwright and novelist
  • Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979), children's writer and illustrator
  • Reginald Arkell (1882-1959), novelist, playwright and screenwriter
  • Michael Arlen (or. Dikran Kouyoumdjian, 1895-1956), essayist, playwright and novelist
  • John Arlott (1914-1991), cricket writer and commentator
  • Robert Armin (c. 1563-1615), playwright and actor
  • Simon Armitage (b. 1963), poet, playwright and novelist
  • Martin Armstrong (1882-1974), novelist and poet
  • Peter Armstrong (b. 1957), poet and psychotherapist
  • Richard Armstrong (1903-1986), novelist, historian and children's writer
  • Elizabeth von Arnim (awa Alice Cholmondeley, 1866-1941), novelist
  • Edwin Arnold (1832-1904), poet and journalist
  • Edwin Lester Arnold (1857-1935), writer and novelist
  • Elizabeth Arnold (b. 1944), children's writer
  • Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), poet, Dover Beach
  • Richard Arnold (d. c. 1521), chronicler and merchant
  • Thomas Arnold (1795-1842), educator and historian
  • Thomas Walker Arnold (1864-1930), Islamist scholar
  • William Delafield Arnold (1828-1859), novelist and colonial administrator
  • Anthony Ascham (c. 1614-1650), scholar and politician
  • Roger Ascham (c. 1515-1568), writer and scholar
  • John Ash (1724-1779), lexicographer and Baptist minister
  • John Ash (b. 1948), poet and travel writer
  • Maurice Ash (1917-2003), writer on environment and planning
  • Russell Ash (1946-2010), writer
  • Timothy Garton Ash (b. 1955), historian
  • Elizabeth Ashbridge (1713-1755), autobiographer and Quaker
  • Geoffrey Ashe (b. 1923), cultural historian
  • Thomas Ashe or Ash (fl. 1600-1618), legal writer
  • Thomas Ashe (1770-1835), novelist and miscellanist
  • Thomas Ashe (1836-1889), poet
  • Daisy Ashford (1881-1972), child author, The Young Visiters
  • Elias Ashmole (1617-1692), antiquary and patron
  • Will Ashon (b. 1969), novelist and music writer
  • Francis Leslie Ashton (1904-1994), novelist
  • Andrea Ashworth (b. 1969), writer and scholar
  • Anne Askew (1521-1546), poet, writer and martyr
  • Nadeem Aslam (b. 1966), novelist
  • Cynthia Asquith (1887-1960), novelist and diarist
  • Herbert Asquith (1881-1947), poet and novelist
  • Margot Asquith (1864-1935), memoirist
  • Nicholas Assheton (1590-1625), diarist
  • Mary Astell (1666-1731), poet and writer
  • Edwin Atherstone (1788-1872), poet and novelist
  • Diana Athill (b. 1917), editor, novelist and memoirist
  • James Atkinson (1780-1852), scholar
  • Kate Atkinson (b. 1952), novelist
  • William Atkinson (d. 1509), translator
  • David Attenborough (b. 1926), writer, naturalist and broadcaster
  • Francis Atterbury (1663-1732), writer and bishop
  • Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964), children's writer and illustrator
  • Penelope Aubin (1679-1738), poet, novelist and translator
  • John Aubrey (1626-1697), writer and antiquary, Brief Lives
  • John Audelay or Awdelay, (d. c. 1426), poet and cleric
  • W. H. Auden (1907-1973), poet
  • Stacy Aumonier (1877-1928), novelist, story writer and essayist
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817), novelist, Pride and Prejudice
  • Katherine Austen (1629 - c. 1683), diarist and poet
  • Alfred Austin (1835-1913), Poet Laureate
  • John Austin (1790-1859), legal philosopher
  • John Langshaw Austin (1911-1960), philosopher and translator
  • Sarah Austin (1793-1867), translator
  • Edward Aveling (1849-1898), writer, pamphleteer and translator
  • Peter Avery (1923-2008), scholar and translator
  • Christopher Awdry (b. 1940), children's writer
  • Wilbert Awdry (Rev. W. Awdry, 1911-1997), children's writer and cleric, Thomas the Tank Engine
  • Alan Ayckbourn (b. 1939), playwright
  • A. J. Ayer (1910-1989), philosopher
  • Pam Ayres (b. 1947), poet and songwriter
  • Michael Ayrton (1921-1975), writer and artist
  • Shamim Azad, (b. 1952), writer and translator
  • Trezza Azzopardi, (b. 1961), novelist
  • Basil Al Bayati (b. 1946), writer and architect
  • John Bayley (b. 1925), critic and novelist
  • Peter Bayley (c. 1778-1883), poet and playwright
  • Ada Ellen Bayly (wrote as Edna Lyall, 1857-1903), novelist
  • Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1830), poet and playwright
  • Martin Baynton (b. 1953), children's writer and illustrator
  • John Beadle (d. 1667), diarist and cleric
  • Anne Beale (1816-1900), novelist and poet
  • Richard Bean (b. 1956), playwright
  • Francis Beaumont (1584-1616), playwright
  • John Beaumont (1583-1627), poet
  • Joseph Beaumont (1616-1699), poet and cleric
  • Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), writer and illustrator
  • Laura Beatty (living), biographer and novelist
  • Samuel Beazley (1786-1851), novelist, playwright and architect
  • William Beckford (1760-1844), novelist and patron
  • Lillian Beckwith (b. Lillian Comber, 1916-2004), novelist
  • Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849), poet
  • William Bedwell (1561-1632), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Henry Charles Beeching (1859-1919), poet and anthologist
  • Patricia Beer (1919-1999), poet and critic
  • Constance Beerbohm (1811-1892), writer
  • Julius Beerbohm (1854-1906), travel writer and explorer
  • Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), novelist and caricaturist, Zuleika Dobson
  • Alfred Beesley (1800-1847), poet and topographer
  • Mrs Beeton (b. Isabella Mary Mayson, 1836-1865), cookery writer
  • Antony Beevor (b. 1946), historian and novelist
  • Aphra Behn (1640-1689), novelist and playwright
  • Daubridgecourt Belchier (1580-1621), dramatist
  • Adrian Bell (1901-1980), countryside writer
  • Clive Bell (1881-1964), art critic
  • Florence Bell (1851-1930), playwright and editor
  • Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), writer and traveller
  • Josephine Bell (awa David Wintringham, 1897-1987), novelist
  • Julian Bell (1908-1937), poet
  • Mary Hayley Bell (1911-2005), novelist, playwright and actress
  • Quentin Bell (1910-1996), critic and biographer
  • Thomas Bell (1792-1880), zoologist and writer
  • John Bellers (1654-1725), writer and Quaker
  • Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), writer and poet
  • Thomas Belt (1832-1878), naturalist and geologist
  • Elizabeth Benger (1775-1827), poet, novelist and biographer
  • Edward Benlowes (1603-1676), poet
  • Alan Bennett (b. 1934), playwright and broadcaster
  • Anna Maria Bennett (c. 1760-1808), novelist
  • Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), novelist
  • Edwin Keppel Bennett (wrote as Francis Bennett, 1887-1958), writer, poet and scholar
  • A. C. Benson (1862-1925), poet and diarist
  • E. F. Benson (1867-1940), novelist and story writer
  • Peter Benson (b. 1956), novelist
  • Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914), novelist, writer and cleric
  • Stella Benson (1892-1933), novelist, poet and travel writer
  • George Bentham (1800-1884), botanist
  • Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), philosopher
  • Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956), novelist, humourist and poet
  • Elizabeth Bentley (1767-1839), poet
  • Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978), writer and illustrator
  • Phyllis Bentley (1894-1977), novelist and biographer
  • Richard Bentley (1662-1742), theologian and poet
  • Edward Berdoe (1836-1916), critic, novelist and physician
  • Richard Berengarten (b. 1943), poet
  • Elisabeth Beresford (b. 1928), children's writer, the Wombles
  • J. D. Beresford (1873-1947), novelist
  • James Beresford (1764-1840), satirist, translator and cleric
  • Leila Berg (1917-2012), children's writer
  • John Berger (b. 1926), novelist, G.
  • Reginald Berkeley (1890-1935), playwright and screenwriter
  • John Berkenhout (1726-1791), naturalist
  • Steven Berkoff (b. 1937), playwright and actor
  • William Bayle Bernard (1807-1875), playwright, critic and novelist
  • John Bourchier Berners (1467-1533), translator and statesman
  • Juliana Berners (Bernes, b. c. 1388), writer on heraldry, hawking etc., The Book of Saint Albans
  • Elizabeth Berridge (1919-2009), English novelist
  • Francis Berry (1915-2006), poet and critic
  • Mary Berry (1763-1852), writer and editor
  • Mary Berry (b. 1935), cookery writer
  • Charles Bertram (1723-1765), literary forger
  • Annie Besant (1847-1933), writer and campaigner
  • Walter Besant (1836-1901), novelist and historian
  • Charles Best (1570-1627), poet
  • Alfred Bestall (1892-1986), children's writer and illustrator, Rupert Bear
  • Henry Digby Beste (1768-1836), religious writer
  • Matilda Betham-Edwards (1836-1919), novelist, poet and travel writer
  • Nicholas Bethell (1938-2007), writer, translator and politician
  • John Betjeman (1906-1984), Poet Laureate and writer
  • Thomas Betterton (1635-1710), playwright and actor
  • Edwyn Bevan (1870-1943), philosopher and historian
  • Elizabeth Beverley (fl. 1815-30), pamphleteer and actress
  • L. S. Bevington (1845-1895), essayist, anarchist and poet
  • Elizabeth Bibesco (1897-1945), novelist and poet
  • Tessa Biddington (b. 1954), poet
  • Hester Biddle (c. 1629-1697), Quaker pamphleteer and preacher
  • John Stanyan Bigg (1828-1865), poet
  • Mark Billingham (b. 1961), novelist
  • William Billington (1825-1884), poet
  • Thomas Bilson(1547-1616), theologian, AV translator and bishop
  • Andrew Bing (1574-1652), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), poet and art historian
  • T.J. Binyon (1936-2004), novelist, translator and biographer
  • Thomas Birch (1705-1766), historian
  • Caroline Bird (b. 1986), poet and playwright
  • Isabella Bird (1831-1904), travel writer and naturalist
  • Dea Birkett (b. 1958), writer
  • John Birtwhistle (b. 1946), poet and librettist
  • Samuel Bishop (1731-1795), poet and essayist
  • Clementina Black (1853-1922), novelist and political writer
  • Robert Black (1829-1915), novelist, story writer and translator
  • Sarah Blackborow (fl. 1650s - 1660s), Quaker writer and preacher
  • John Blackburn (b. 1923), novelist
  • Thomas Blackburn (1916-1977), poet
  • Malorie Blackman (b. 1962), children's writer and screenwriter
  • R. D. Blackmore (1825-1900), novelist, Lorna Doone
  • Richard Blackmore (1654-1729), poet and religious writer
  • William Blackstone (1723-1780), legal writer
  • Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951), novelist and story writer
  • Caroline Blackwood (1931-1996), novelist and critic
  • Helen Blackwood, Lady Dufferin (1807-1867), poet and songwriter
  • Max Blagg (living), poet and writer
  • Quentin Blake (b. 1932), children's writer and illustrator
  • William Blake (1757-1827), poet and artist, Songs of Innocence and of Experience
  • Helen Blakeman (b. 1971), playwright and screenwriter
  • Susanna Blamire (1747-1794), poet
  • Edward Blanchard (1820-1899), playwright and songwriter
  • Samuel Laman Blanchard (1804-1845), writer, journalist and poet
  • Robert Blatchford (wrote as Nunquam, 1851-1943), journalist, writer and campaigner
  • Barbara Blaugdone (c. 1609-1705), Quaker autobiographer
  • Nicholas Blincoe (b. 1965), novelist and screenwriter
  • Mathilde Blind (1841-1896), poet and biographer
  • Edward Blishen (1920-1996), writer and broadcaster
  • Eliot Bliss (Emily Bliss, 1903-1990), novelist and poet
  • Walter Blith (1605-1654), writer on husbandry
  • Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823), poet
  • Charles Blount (1654-1693), polemicist
  • Elizabeth Blower (c. 1757/63 - post-1816), novelist, poet and actress
  • Evelyn, Princess Blücher (1876-1960), diarist and memoirist
  • Nicholas Blundell (1669-1737), diarist
  • Edmund Blunden (1896-1974), poet, author and critic
  • Anthony Blunt (1907-1983), art historian and spy
  • Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922), poet and author
  • Ronald Blythe (b. 1922), writer and editor,
  • Enid Blyton (1897-1968), children's writer, Noddy
  • James Boaden (1762-1839), biographer, playwright and journalist
  • Frederick S. Boas (1862-1957), literary historian
  • John Ernest Bode (1816-1874), poet, hymnist and cleric
  • John Bodenham (1569-1610), anthologist
  • Barbara Bodichon (1827-1891), educator and feminist
  • John Bois (1560-1643), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Osbern Bokenam (c. 1393 - c. 1463), literary historian and cleric
  • Robert Bolt (1924-1995), dramatist and screenwriter, A Man For All Seasons
  • Sharon Bolton, mystery fiction writer
  • Michael Bond (b. 1926), children's writer, Paddington Bear
  • Elizabeth Bonhôte (1744-1818), novelist
  • Christopher Booker (b. 1937), writer and journalist
  • George Boole (1815-1864), mathematician and logician
  • Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916), schoolbook writer
  • Barton Booth (1681-1733), actor and poet
  • Charles Booth (1840-1916), social researcher, Life and Labour of the People in London
  • Martin Booth (1944-2004), novelist, poet and editor
  • Stephen Booth (b. 1952), novelist
  • Brooke Boothby (1744-1824), scholar and poet
  • Frances Boothby (fl. 1669-70), playwright
  • Basil Boothroyd (1910-1988), writer and humourist
  • George Borrow (1803-1881), novelist and travel writer, Romany Rye
  • Lucy M. Boston (1892-1990), children's writer
  • Clifford Edmund Bosworth (b. 1928), historian and Arabist
  • Joseph Bosworth (1789-1876), lexicographer and Anglo-Saxon scholar
  • Phyllis Bottome (1884-1963), novelist and psychoanalyst
  • Gordon Bottomley (1874-1948), poet and dramatist
  • Ronald Bottrall (1906-1989), poet and academic
  • Marjorie Boulton (b. 1924), writer and Esperantist
  • Francis William Bourdillon (1852-1921), poet
  • Thomas Edward Bowdich (1791-1824), traveller and writer
  • Henrietta Maria Bowdler ("Harriet", 1750-1830), religious writer and expurgator
  • Jane Bowdler (1743-1784), poet and essayist
  • John Bowdler (1746-1823), religious writer and pamphleteer
  • John Bowdler (1783-1815), writer and poet
  • Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825), writer and expurgator
  • Thomas Bowdler 1782-1856), writer and cleric
  • Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), novelist and story writer
  • John Griffith Bowen (b. 1924), novelist and screenwriter
  • Marjorie Bowen (real name Gabrielle Margaret Vere Long, 1885-1952), novelist and writer
  • Emily Bowes (1806-1857), religious poet and artist
  • Mary Bowes (1749-1800), playwright and botanist
  • Tim Bowler (living), children's writer
  • William Lisle Bowles (1762-1850), poet and critic
  • Samuel Bowness (1676-1753), religious writer and Quaker preacher
  • Maurice Bowra (1898-1971), scholar and wit
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce (b. 1959), children's writer and screenwriter
  • William Binnington Boyce (1804-1889), philologist and Methodist minister
  • Abel Boyer (c. 1667-1729), journalist, miscellanist and translator
  • Charles Boyle (1674-1731), writer and playwright
  • Charles Boyle (b. 1951), poet
  • John Boyle (1707-1762), writer and translator
  • Roger Boyle (1621-1679), playwright and statesman
  • Charles Vernon Boys (1855-1944), physicist and polymath
  • Ernest Franklin Bozman (1895-1968), writer and editor
  • Michael Bracewell (b. 1958), writer and novelist
  • Alison Brackenbury (b. 1953), poet
  • Paula Brackston (living), genre novelist
  • Jason Bradbury (living), children's writer and TV presenter
  • Malcolm Bradbury (1932-2000), novelist
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1837-1915), novelist, Lady Audley's Secret
  • Henry J. Bradfield (1805-1852), poet, writer and colonial officer
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford (b. 1933), novelist
  • Ernle Bradford (1922-1986), historian and writer
  • Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891), writer and freethinker
  • A. C. Bradley (1851-1935), literary critic
  • Charles Bradley (1789-1871), writer and preacher
  • Edward Bradley (wrote as Cuthbert M. Bede, BA, 1827-1889), novelist and cleric
  • F.H. Bradley (1846-1924), philosopher
  • Henry Bradley (1845-1923), philologist and lexicographer
  • Henry Bradshaw (c. 1450-1513), poet and monk
  • Hilary Bradt (b. 1941), travel writer and publisher
  • John Brady (d. 1814), miscellanist
  • Melvyn Bragg (b. 1939), novelist, biographer and broadcaster
  • John Braine (1922-1986), novelist, Room at the Top
  • Richard Braithwaite or Brathwait, (1588-1673), poet
  • Ernest Bramah (b. Ernest Bramah Smith, 1868-1942), novelist and humorist
  • James Bramston (1694-1744), poet and satirist
  • Barbarina Brand Lady Dacre, (1768-1854), poet, playwright and translator
  • Christianna Brand (real name Mary Christianna Milne, 1907-1988), novelist and children's writer
  • Hannah Brand (1754-1821), playwright, poet and actress
  • Jo Brand (b. 1957), writer and comedian
  • William Branthwaite (d. 1620), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Anna Brassey (1839-1887), travel writer
  • Anna Eliza Bray (1790-1883), novelist and topographer
  • Charles Bray (1811-1884), philosopher and phrenologist
  • Angela Brazil (1868-1947), novelist
  • Wallace Breem (1926-1990), novelist and librarian
  • John Brent (1808-1882), novelist and antiquary
  • Elinor Brent-Dyer (1894-1969), children's writer, Chalet School
  • Frederick Sadleir Brereton (1852-1957), writer for boys
  • John Brereton (1571 or 1572 - c. 1632), travel writer and explorer
  • Nicholas Breton (c. 1545 - c. 1626), poet and tractarian
  • Richard Brett (1567-1637), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Simon Brett (b. 1945), novelist and playwright
  • E. Cobham Brewer (1810-1897), writer and cleric, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
  • George Brewer (b. 1766), miscellanist
  • James Norris Brewer (fl. 1799-1829), topographer and novelist
  • John Brewster (1753-1842), writer and cleric
  • Shane Briant (b. 1946), novelist and actor
  • John Bridges (1536-1618), tractarian and bishop
  • Robert Bridges (1844-1930), Poet Laureate
  • Katharine Mary Briggs (1898-1980), folklore writer
  • Raymond Briggs (b. 1934), children's writer and illustrator
  • John Bright (1811-1889), orator and politician
  • Joanna Briscoe (b. 1963), novelist and journalist
  • Vera Brittain (1893-1970), writer and pacifist
  • Edwin Brock (1927-1997), poet
  • William Brock (1807-1875), biographer and Baptist minister
  • Alexander Brome (1620-1666), poet
  • Richard Brome (c. 1590 - c. 1653), playwright
  • Vincent Brome (1910-2004), biographer and novelist
  • Eliza Bromley (fl. 1784-1803), novelist and translator
  • Eleanor Bron (b. 1938), writer and actress
  • Anne Brontë (1820-1849), novelist, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), novelist, Jane Eyre
  • Emily Brontë (1818-1848), novelist and poet, Wuthering Heights
  • Patrick Brontë (or. Brunty, 1777-1861), poet, writer and cleric
  • Rhidian Brook (b. 1964), novelist and screenwriter
  • Arthur de Capell Brooke (1791-1858), travel writer
  • Christopher N. L. Brooke (living), historian
  • Frances Brooke (1724-1789), novelist and playwright
  • Jocelyn Brooke (1908-1966), novelist, poet and biographer
  • Rupert Brooke (1887-1915), poet
  • Stephanie Brookes (b. 1980), writer
  • Anita Brookner (1928-2016), novelist
  • Kevin Brooks (b. 1959), children's writer
  • Shirley Brooks (1816-1874), novelist, playwright and poet
  • Ralph Broome (1742-1835), pamphleteer and poet
  • William Broome (1689-1745), poet and translator
  • Robert Barnabas Brough (1828-1864), writer and poet
  • George Brown (1835-1917), ethnographer and diarist
  • John Brown (1715-1766), essayist and cleric
  • Pamela Brown (1924-1989), children's writer
  • Pete Brown (b. 1940), performance poet and songwriter
  • Pete Brown (b. 1968), beer writer and columnist
  • Stewart Brown (b. 1951), poet and scholar
  • Tom Brown (1663-1704), satirist and translator
  • Anthony Browne (b. 1946), children's writer and illustrator
  • Edward Browne (1862-1926), orientalist and writer
  • Isaac Hawkins Browne (1705-1760), poet
  • Moses Browne (1704-1787), poet and cleric
  • Thomas Browne (1705-1782), polymath, Religio Medici
  • William Browne (c. 1590 - c. 1645), poet
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), poet
  • Oscar Browning (1837-1923), writer and scholar
  • Robert Browning (1812-1889), poet
  • Alan Brownjohn (b. 1931), poet and novelist
  • Dorita Fairlie Bruce (1885-1970), children's writer
  • Henry James Bruce (1880-1951), autobiographer and diplomat
  • Francis Bryan (c. 1490-1550), poet and courtier
  • Arthur Bryant (1899-1985), historian
  • Samuel Egerton Brydges (1762-1836), bibliographer and editor
  • Bryher (real name Annie Winifred Ellerman, 1894-1983), novelist, poet and memoirist
  • Charles Bucke (1781-1846), writer and poet
  • Anthony Buckeridge (1912-2004), children's writer, Jennings
  • James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855), journalist and travel writer
  • Leicester Silk Buckingham (1825-1867), playwright and historian
  • Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1826-1880), natural historian
  • Raymond Buckland (b. 1934), occultist
  • William Buckland (1784-1856), geologist, palaeontologist and cleric
  • Henry Thomas Buckle (1821-1862), historian
  • Maria Elizabeth Budden (c. 1780-1832), children's writer
  • Eustace Budgell (1686-1737), writer and politician
  • Frank Thomas Bullen (1857-1915), novelist and autobiographer
  • A. H. Bullen (1857-1920), scholar
  • J. B. Bullen (living), critic
  • Gerald Bullett (1893-1958), novelist, critic and poet
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), novelist, poet and playwright
  • Robert Bulwer-Lytton (wrote as Owen Meredith, 1831-1891), poet
  • Basil Bunting (1900-1985), poet
  • John Bunyan (1628-1688), writer, The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Josiah Burchett (c. 1666-1746), naval historian
  • George Burges (1786-1864), classicist
  • Anthony Burgess (or. John Burgess Wilson, 1917-1993), novelist, A Clockwork Orange
  • Melvin Burgess (b. 1954), children's writer
  • John William Burgon (1813-1888), poet and theologian
  • John Burgoyne (1722-1792), playwright and army officer
  • Thomas Burke (1886-1945), novelist and writer
  • William Burke (d. 1798), pamphleteer and official
  • Francis Burleigh (fl. 1590-1610), AV translator and cleric
  • Michael Burleigh (b. 1955), historian
  • Andrew Burnaby (1732-1812), travel writer and cleric
  • Francis Burnand (1836-1917), humourist and dramatist
  • Thomas Burnet (c. 1635-1715), theologian
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924), children's writer, The Secret Garden
  • Caroline Burney (fl. early 19th century), novelist
  • Charles Burney (1726-1814), music scholar and composer
  • Charles Burney (1757-1817), scholar, educator and cleric
  • Fanny Burney (awa Frances, Mme d'Arblay, 1752-1840), novelist and diarist, Evelina
  • Frances Burney (1776-1828), dramatist
  • James Burney (1750-1821), travel writer and admiral
  • Sarah Burney (1772-1844), novelist
  • Myles Burnyeat, (b. 1939), philosopher and classicist
  • James Burrow (1701-1782), scholar, scientist and lawyer
  • Montagu Burrows (1819-1905), naval historian and officer
  • Maurice Burton (1898-1992), science writer and zoologist
  • Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), writer, translator and explorer
  • Robert Burton (1577-1640), polymath, The Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Charlotte Bury (1775-1861), novelist and poet
  • Elizabeth Bury (1644-1720), diarist and polymath
  • Alban Butler (1710-1773), writer and cleric
  • Catherine Butler (earlier Charles Butler, born 1963), children's writer and academic
  • Gwendoline Butler (b. 1922), novelist
  • Joseph Butler (1692-1752), theologian and bishop
  • Josephine Butler (1828-1906), writer and campaigner
  • Samuel Butler (1612-1680), poet and satirist, Hudibras
  • Samuel Butler (1835-1902), writer and satirist, Erewhon
  • Herbert Butterfield (1900-1979), historian
  • Jez Butterworth (b. 1969), playwright
  • Mary Butts (1890-1937), writer and poet
  • Bertha Henry Buxton (1844-1881), novelist and children's writer
  • Nigel Buxton (b. 1924), travel writer and wine critic
  • Thomas Buxton (1786-1845), political writer
  • A. S. Byatt (b. 1936), novelist
  • John Byrom (1692-1763), poet
  • John Byron (1723-1786), memoirist and admiral
  • Lord Byron (1788-1824), poet, Don Juan
  • Robert Byron (1905-1941), travel writer
  • Ingram Bywater (1840-1914), scholar and editor
  • Michael Bywater (b. 1953), writer and broadcaster
  • Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884-1969), novelist
  • Jack Common (1903-1968), novelist
  • Vincent Eyre (1811-1881), military writer and general
  • Juliana Horatia Ewing (1841-1885), children's writer
  • Caroline Fox (1819-1871), diarist
  • Barclay Fox (1817-1855), diarist and gardener
  • John Fowles (1926-2005), novelist and essayist
  • Henry Watson Fowler (1858-1933) and Francis George Fowler (1871-1918), grammarians, Fowler's Modern English Usage
  • Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler (1860-1929), novelist
  • Edith Henrietta Fowler (1865-1944), novelist
  • Tim Fountain (b. 1967), playwright
  • Adam Foulds (b. 1974), novelist and poet
  • John Knight Fotheringham (1874-1936), historian and astronomer
  • Jon Foster (b. 1981), scriptwriter
  • John Foster (1770-1843), essayist
  • Richard Fortey (b. 1946), science writer
  • Frederick Forsyth (b. 1938), novelist, The Day of the Jackal
  • Margaret Forster (b. 1938), novelist and biographer
  • John Forster (1812-1876), biographer and critic
  • E. M. Forster (1879-1970), novelist and essayist, A Passage to India
  • Jeff Forshaw (b. 1968), professor of particle physics
  • Tony Forrester (b. 1953), bridge writer and player
  • Helen Forrester (b. 1919), writer
  • David Forrest (real names R. Forrest-Webb and David Eliades, living), novelists
  • Simon Forman, (1552-1611) astrologer and occultist
  • C. S. Forester, (1899-1966) novelist, Horatio Hornblower
  • Michael Foreman (b. 1938), children's writer and illustrator
  • Thomas Ford or Forde (1580-1648), poet and composer
  • Richard Ford (1796-1858), travel writer
  • Mark Ford (b. 1962), poet and essayist
  • John Ford (1586-1640), playwright, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore
  • Ford Madox Ford (or. Ford Madox Hueffer, 1873-1939), novelist and poet
  • Boris Ford (1917-1998), critic and editor
  • Anne Ford (1737-1824), writer and actress
  • Duncan Forbes (b. 1947), poet
  • Colin Forbes (real name Raymond Sawkins, 1923-2006), novelist
  • Tim Footman (b. 1968), writer and editor
  • Samuel Foote (1720-1777), playwright
  • Albany Fonblanque (1794-1872), journalist and editor
  • Winifred Foley (1914-2009), memoirist and novelist
  • Giles Foden (b. 1967), novelist
  • Robert Fludd (1574-1637), physician and occultist
  • John Florio (1553-1625), lexicographer and translator
  • F. S. Flint (1885-1960), poet
  • Robert Newton Flew (1886-1962), theologian and Methodist minister
  • Antony Flew (1923-2010), philosopher
  • Thomas Fletcher (1666-1713), poet, translator and cleric
  • Susan Fletcher (b. 1979), novelist
  • Phineas Fletcher (1582-1650), poet
  • John Fletcher (1579-1625), playwright
  • J. S. Fletcher (1863-1935) novelist
  • Giles Fletcher (c. 1548-1611), poet
  • Giles Fletcher (1586-1623), poet
  • Peter Fleming (1907-1971), travel writer
  • Ian Fleming (1908-1964), novelist, James Bond
  • Abraham Fleming (Flemyng, c. 1552 - 1607), writer, translator and cleric
  • Richard Flecknoe (c. 1600 - c. 1678), poet, playwright and writer
  • James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915), poet, novelist and playwright
  • Thomas Flatman (1638-1688), poet and miniaturist
  • Peter Flannery (b. 1951), playwright and screenwriter
  • Judith Flanders (b. 1959), historian
  • Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000), novelist, poet and biographer
  • Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883), poet and translator, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
  • Roy Fisher (b. 1930), poet and jazz pianist
  • John Fisher (1469-1535), theologian, cardinal and martyr
  • Allen Fisher (b. 1944), poet and editor
  • Tibor Fischer (b. 1959), novelist
  • Margery Fish (1892-1969), garden writer
  • Tim Firth (b. 1964), playwright, screenwriter and songwriter
  • John Rupert Firth (1890-1960), linguistics scholar
  • Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936), historian and biographer
  • Ronald Firbank (1886-1926), novelist and playwright
  • George Finlay (1799-1875), historian
  • Cordelia Fine (living), psychologist and writer
  • Anne Fine (b. 1947), novelist and children's writer
  • William Coles Finch (1864-1944), historian and countryside writer
  • Brian Finch (1936-2007), scriptwriter and playwright
  • Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720), poet
  • Robert Filmer (1588-1653), political writer
  • Eva Figes (b. 1932), novelist and critic
  • Graeme Fife (living), writer, playwright and broadcaster
  • William Fiennes (b. 1970), writer
  • Celia Fiennes (1662-1741), diarist and travel writer
  • Xan Fielding (1918-1991), writer, translator and soldier
  • Sarah Fielding (1709-1768), novelist and children's writer
  • Henry Fielding (1707-1754), novelist and poet, Tom Jones
  • Helen Fielding (b. 1958), novelist and screenwriter
  • Daphne Fielding (1904-1997), writer and biographer
  • Richard Field (1561-1616), theologian
  • Michael Field, pseudonym of Katherine Harris Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913), poets and diarists
  • Jasper Fforde (b. 1961), novelist
  • Elizabeth Ferrars (1907-1995), novelist
  • Patrick Leigh Fermor (b. 1915), travel writer and scholar
  • Bernard Fergusson Lord Ballantrae, (1911-1980), historian and general
  • Ruby Ferguson (1899-1966), novelist and children's writer
  • Eliza Fenwick (1766-1840), novelist and children's writer
  • John Grigg (1924-2001), biographer and journalist
  • Paul Griffiths (b. 1947), novelist, librettist and music critic
  • Jane Griffiths (b. 1970), poet and lecturer
  • Bill Griffiths (1948-2007), poet, scholar and translator
  • Paul Grice (awa H. P. Grice, 1913-1988), philosopher of language
  • Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1554-1628), poet and playwright
  • Frances Greville (c. 1724-1789), poet
  • Charles Greville (1794-1865), diarist and cricketer
  • Julian Grenfell (1888-1915), poet
  • Joyce Grenfell (1910-1979), writer and comedian
  • Richard Gregory (1864-1952), science writer and astronomer
  • Walter Wilson Greg (1875-1959), bibliographer
  • Walter Greenwood (1903-1974), novelist, Love on the Dole
  • James Greenwood (c. 1830/35 - 1929), children's writer and journalist
  • Frederick Greenwood (1830-1909), man of letters
  • Lavinia Greenlaw (b. 1962), poet and novelist
  • Chris Greenhalgh (b. 1963), novelist, screenwriter and poet
  • Robert Greene (1558-1592), playwright and pamphleteer
  • Graham Greene (1904-1991), novelist and playwright, Our Man in Havana
  • Kate Greenaway (1846-1901), children's writer and illustrator
  • Vivian H. H. Green (1915-2005), historian and cleric
  • Thomas Hill Green (1836-1882), philosopher and radical
  • Sarah Green (fl. 1790-1825), novelist
  • Roger Lancelyn Green (1918-1987), biographer and children's writer
  • Matthew Green (1696-1737), poet
  • Mary Anne Everett Green (1818-1895), historian
  • John Richard Green (1837-1883), historian
  • Henry Green (real name Henry Vincent Yorke), (1905-1973), novelist
  • Candida Lycett Green (b. 1942), writer and journalist
  • Eliza S. Craven Green (1803-1866), poet
  • Thomas Gray (1716-1771), poet
  • Simon Gray (1936-2008) playwright, novelist and memoirist.
  • Patience Gray (1917-2005), cookery writer
  • John N. Gray (b. 1948), philosopher
  • John Gray (1866-1934), poet and translator
  • Robert Graves (1895-1985), poet and novelist, I, Claudius
  • Richard Graves (1715-1804), novelist, poet and cleric
  • Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946), playwright and actor
  • George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne (1666-1735), playwright and poet
  • Michael Grant (1914-2004), historian
  • Linda Grant (b. 1951), novelist and writer
  • John Grant (awa Jonathan Gash, Graham Gaunt, b. 1933), novelist and physician
  • Andrew Grant (b. 1968), novelist
  • Clive Granger (1934-2009), Nobel Prize-winning economist
  • Sarah Grand (real name Mrs. David C. M'Fall, or. Frances Elizabeth Clarke, 1854-1943), novelist and suffragist
  • Kenneth Grahame (1859-1931), writer, The Wind in the Willows
  • Virginia Graham (1910-1993), humorist, translator and poet
  • Stephen Graham (1884-1975), travel writer and novelist
  • Laurie Graham (b. 1947), novelist and journalist
  • Harry Graham (1874-1936), humourist and poet
  • Eleanor Graham (1896-1984), children's writer, editor and anthologist
  • Posie Graeme-Evans (living), novelist and TV director
  • John Gower (c. 1330-1408), poet
  • Nathaniel Gould (1857-1919), novelist
  • Gerald Gould (1885-1936), poet and journalist
  • Thomas Gouge (1609-1681), writer and Presbyterian minister
  • William Gouge (1575-1653), writer and cleric
  • Elizabeth Goudge (1900-1984), novelist and children's writer
  • Stephen Gosson (1554-1624), satirist and playwright
  • Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888), natural historian
  • Edmund Gosse (1849-1928), novelist, poet and critic
  • Ray Gosling (b. 1939), writer and journalist
  • Arthur Gorges (c. 1569-1625), poet and sea captain
  • Geoffrey Gorer (1905-1985), writer and anthropologist
  • Charles Gore (1853-1932), theologian and bishop
  • Catherine Gore (1799-1861), novelist and playwright
  • Barnabe Googe or Gooche (1540-1594), poet and translator
  • Jason Goodwin (b. 1964), novelist and travel writer
  • Christopher Goodman (1520-1603), pamphleteer and Bible translator
  • Laurence Gomme (1853-1916), folklore writer and public servant
  • Israel Gollancz (1863-1930), scholar and editor
  • Douglas Goldring (1887-1960), poet, travel writer and novelist
  • William Golding (1911-1993), Nobel Prize-winning novelist and poet, The Lord of the Flies
  • Louis Golding (1895-1958), novelist and poet
  • William Godwin (1756-1836), novelist and philosopher
  • Sidney Godolphin (1610-1643), poet
  • A. D. Godley (1856-1925), comic poet
  • Rumer Godden (1907-1998), novelist, children's writer and biographer
  • Robert Goddard (b. 1954), novelist
  • John Godber (b. 1956), playwright
  • Elinor Glyn (1864-1943), novelist
  • Richard Glover (1712-1785), poet and playwright
  • Victoria Glendinning (b. 1937), biographer and novelist
  • Hannah Glasse (1708-1770), writer on cookery and housekeeping
  • Rodge Glass (b. 1978), novelist and biographer
  • William Nugent Glascock (c.1787-1847), novelist and naval officer
  • Brian Glanville (b. 1931), football writer and novelist
  • Joseph Glanvill (1636-1680), writer, philosopher and cleric
  • Lesley Glaister (b. 1956), novelist and playwright
  • William Gladstone (1809-1898), writer and statesman
  • Mary Gladstone (1847-1927), diarist
  • George Gissing (1857-1903), novelist, New Grub Street
  • Algernon Gissing (1860-1937), novelist and travel writer
  • Alfred Gissing (1896-1975), biographer and editor
  • Morris Ginsberg (1879-1970), sociologist
  • Penelope Gilliatt (1932-1993), novelist, screenwriter and film critic
  • Robert Murray Gilchrist (1867-1917), novelist and topographical writer
  • Anne Gilchrist (b. Burrows, 1828-1885), writer
  • Alexander Gilchrist (1828-1861), biographer and critic
  • William Gilbert (1804-1890), novelist and naval surgeon
  • William Gilbert or Gilberd (1544-1603), scientist
  • W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911), playwright and poet, The Mikado
  • Michael Gilbert (1912-2006), novelist
  • Joseph Gilbert (1779-1852), writer and Congregational minister
  • Harriet Gilbert (b. 1948), novelist, critic and broadcaster
  • William Gifford (1756-1826), poet and satirist
  • John Gifford (1758-1818), historical and political writer
  • Wilfred Wilson Gibson (1878-1962), poet
  • Miles Gibson (b. 1947), novelist and poet
  • Edmund Gibson (1669-1748), antiquary, translator and bishop
  • Philip Gibbs (1877-1962), writer and journalist
  • Stella Gibbons (1902-1989), novelist and poet, Cold Comfort Farm
  • Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), historian, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Karen Gershon (1923-1993), poet, writer and novelist
  • William Gerhardie (or. Gerhardi, 1895-1977), novelist
  • John Gerard (1545-1611/12), botanical writer and herbalist
  • Emily Gerard (1849-1905), novelist
  • Pam Gems (b. 1925), playwright
  • Maggie Gee (b. 1948), novelist
  • John Gay (1699-1745), moral philosopher and cleric
  • John Gay (1685-1732), poet and playwright, The Beggar's Opera
  • John Gawsworth (1912-1970), poet and anthologist
  • Jamila Gavin (b. 1941), novelist and children's writer
  • William Gaunt (1900-1980), art historian
  • John Gauden (1605-1662), writer and bishop
  • Margaret Gatty (wrote as Mrs. Alfred Gatty, 1809-1873), children's writer
  • Alfred Gatty, (1813-1903) writer and cleric
  • Robert Gathorne-Hardy (1902-1973), garden writer
  • Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy (b. 1933), biographer and historian
  • Francis Aidan Gasquet (1846-1929), historian and cardinal
  • Thomas Gaspey (1788-1871), novelist and journalist
  • Jane Gaskell (b. 1941), fantasy novelist
  • Elizabeth Gaskell (Mrs. Gaskell, 1810-1865), novelist, Cranford
  • Norman Gash (1912-2009), historian
  • David Gascoyne (1916-2001), poet
  • George Gascoigne (1535-1577), poet and translator
  • Charles Garvice (awa Caroline Hart, 1850-1920), novelist
  • Samuel Garth (1661-1719), poet and physician
  • David Garrick (1717-1779), actor, playwright and poet
  • Richard Garnett (1835-1906), scholar and poet
  • Eve Garnett (1900-1991), children's writer and illustrator
  • Edward Garnett (1868-1937), author and critic
  • David Garnett (1892-1981), novelist and playwright
  • Constance Garnett (1861-1946), translator
  • William Garner (1920-2005), novelist
  • Alan Garner (b. 1934), children's writer
  • Alex Garland (b. 1970), novelist and screenwriter
  • Simon Garfield (b. 1960), writer
  • Leon Garfield (1921-1996), novelist and children's writer
  • John Gardner (1926-2007), novelist, The Liquidator
  • Roger Fenton (1565-1615), writer, AV translator and cleric
  • James Fenton (b. 1949), poet and critic
  • Elijah Fenton (1683-1730), poet
  • John Fenn (1739-1794), antiquary and editor
  • John Fenn (d. 1615), writer and RC priest
  • George Manville Fenn (1831-1909), novelist and children's writer
  • Owen Feltham or Felltham (c. 1602-1668), aphorist and essayist
  • John Fell (1625-1686), scholar and cleric
  • Elaine Feinstein (b. 1930), poet, novelist and dramatist
  • Vicki Feaver (b. 1943), poet
  • Daniel Featley or Fairclough (1582-1645), polemicist, AV translator and cleric
  • John Russell Fearn (1908-1960), novelist
  • Eliza Fay (1755/56-1816), correspondent and traveller
  • Francis Fawkes (1721-1777), poet and translator
  • Joseph Fawcett (1758-1804), poet and cleric
  • Sebastian Faulks (b. 1953), novelist
  • Barbara Ewing (b. 1944), novelist and playwright
  • Gavin Ewart (1916-1995), poet and anthologist
  • George Every (1909-2003), theologian and poet
  • Evelyn Everett-Green (1856-1932), novelist and children's writer
  • Peter Everett (1931-1999), novelist
  • John Evelyn (1620-1706), writer and diarist, Sylva, A Discourse of Forest Trees
  • Paul Evans (1945-1991), poet
  • Nicholas Evans (b. 1950), novelist
  • Margiad Evans (real name Peggy Eileen Williams, 1909-1958), novelist, poet and illustrator
  • John Evans (1823-1908), archaeologist
  • Arthur Benoni Evans (1781-1854), poet, scholar and cleric
  • Arthur Evans (1851-1941), archaeologist
  • Abel Evans (1679-1737), poet and cleric
  • George Etherege (c. 1635 - c. 1692), playwright, The Man of Mode
  • Susan Ertz (1894-1985), novelist
  • Thomas Erskine (1750-1823), lawyer and political writer
  • Barbara Erskine (b. 1944), novelist
  • Ephelia (fl. 1679, real name probably Mary Stewart, Duchess of Richmond), poet
  • Sam Enthoven (b. 1975), children's writer
  • D. J. Enright (1920-2002), poet and critic
  • Isobel English (real name June Guesdon Braybrooke, 1920-1994), novelist
  • Barry England (1932-2009), novelist
  • William Enfield (1741-1797), elocutionist and Unitarian minister
  • William Empson (1906-1984), critic and poet, Seven Types of Ambiguity
  • Sally Emerson (b. 1954), novelist and anthologist
  • Thomas Elyot (c. 1490-1536), scholar and diplomat
  • Alfred Elwes (1819-1888), children's writer and translator
  • Oliver Elton (1861-1945), scholar and translator,
  • Ben Elton (b. 1959), novelist, playwright and comedian
  • Elizabeth Elstob (1683-1756), scholar and translator
  • Ernest Elmore (awa John Bude, 1901-1957), crime and fantasy writer
  • Thomas Ellwood (1639-1713), poet and religious writer
  • Warren Ellis (b. 1968), graphic novelist and comic book writer
  • Sarah Stickney Ellis (1799-1872), Quaker writer on women's education
  • Royston Ellis (b. 1941), novelist and poet
  • Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), sexologist, reformer and editor
  • H. F. Ellis (1907-2000), humorous writer and novelist
  • Edwin John Ellis (1848-1916), poet, editor and illustrator
  • Edith Ellis (1861-1916), writer and anthologist
  • Ebenezer Elliott (1781-1849), poet
  • Frances Minto Elliot (1820-1898), historian and novelist
  • T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), poet, playwright and Nobel Prize winner, The Waste Land
  • George Eliot (real name Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880), novelist, Middlemarch
  • Charles Eliot (1862-1931), travel writer and diplomat
  • Peter Berresford Ellis (writes as Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan, b. 1943), novelist
  • Josephine Elder (real name Olive Gwendoline Potter, 1895-1988), children's writer
  • Stephen Elboz (b. 1956), children's writer
  • Thomas Egerton (Lord Ellesmere, Lord Brackley, 1540-1617), statesman and patron
  • Sarah Fyge Egerton (1670-1723), poet
  • Rowland Egerton-Warburton (1804-1891), poet
  • George Egerton (real name Mary Chavelita Bright, 1859-1945), writer, translator and feminist
  • Elizabeth Egerton (b. Cavendish, 1626-1663), poet and dramatist
  • Pierce Egan the Younger (1814-1880), novelist
  • Pierce Egan (1772-1849), sports writer
  • Thomas Edwards (d. 1599), poet
  • Monica Edwards (1912-1998), children's writer
  • David Edwards (b. 1929), writer and cleric
  • Amelia Edwards (1831-1892), novelist and travel writer
  • Richard Edwardes (c. 1523-1566), poet and playwright
  • J. T. Edson (b. 1928), novelist
  • Robert Edric (real name Gary Edric Armitage, b. 1956), novelist
  • James Edmeston (1791-1867), hymnist and architect
  • Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744-1817), writer and politician
  • Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849), novelist, Castle Rackrent
  • David Edgar (b. 1948), playwright
  • Richard Edes (1555-1604), writer, AV translator and cleric
  • Frederick Morton Eden (1766-1809), social researcher
  • Emily Eden (1797-1869), novelist
  • E. R. Eddison (1882-1945), novelist, poet and translator
  • Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944), science writer
  • Laurence Echard (1670-1730), historian and translator
  • Mary Emma Ebsworth (1794-1881), playwright and translator
  • Edward Backhouse Eastwick (1814-1883), scholar
  • Anthony Earnshaw (1924-2001), writer and illustrator
  • John Earle (1601-1665), writer and bishop
  • Rae Earl (b. 1971), writer and broadcaster
  • Alex Comfort (1920-2000), novelist, poet and writer
  • William Combe (1741-1823), miscellanist and poet
  • Howard Colvin (1919-2007), architectural historian
  • Jock Colville (1915-1987), diarist and civil servant
  • James Duport (1606-1679), scholar and cleric
  • Nell Dunn (b. 1936), novelist and playwright
  • Antony Dunn (b. 1973), poet and playwright
  • Helen Dunmore (b. 1952), poet, novelist and children's writer,
  • Roderic Dunkerley (1884-1966), religious writer
  • William Duncombe (1690-1769), translator and playwright
  • John Duncombe (1729-1786), poet and cleric
  • Sarah Dunant (b. 1950), writer and novelist
  • Cuthbert Dukes (1890-1977), medical writer and pathologist
  • Ashley Dukes (1885-1959), playwright and critic
  • Richard Duke (1658-1711), poet and cleric
  • Ian Duhig (b. 1954), poet
  • Alfred Duggan (1903-1964), historian and novelist
  • William Dugdale (1605-1686), antiquary
  • Stella Duffy (b. 1963), novelist and playwright
  • Maureen Duffy (b. 1933), poet, screenwriter and novelist
  • Lucie, Lady Duff-Gordon (1821-1869), correspondent and translator
  • Charles Duff (1894-1966), writer, translator and satirist
  • Lord Dufferin (1826-1902), writer and explorer
  • Ernest Dudley (real name Vivian Ernest Coltman-Allen, 1908-2006), novelist, screenwriter and actor
  • Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux (1857-1944), poet and author
  • Stephen Duck (c. 1705-1756), poet and cleric
  • Edward Dubois (1774-1850), wit and man of letters
  • George du Maurier (1834-1896), novelist and illustrator, Trilby
  • Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989), novelist, Rebecca
  • John Dryden, (1631-1700) poet and playwright, Absalom and Achitophel
  • Henry Drummond (1786-1860), religious writer, politician and banker
  • John Drinkwater (1882-1937), poet and playwright
  • Michael Drayton (1563-1631), poet
  • Augusta Theodosia Drane (1823-1894), writer and nun
  • Nick Drake (b. 1961), poet and novelist
  • Nathan Drake (1766-1836), essayist
  • Judith Drake (fl. 1696-1707), essayist
  • Phil Drabble (1914-2007), writer and broadcaster
  • Margaret Drabble (b. 1939), novelist and critic
  • Francis Hastings Doyle (1810-1888), poet
  • Richard Doyle (b. 1948), novelist
  • Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), novelist and story writer, Sherlock Holmes
  • Ernest Dowson (1867-1900), poet and story writer
  • Jenny Downham (b. 1964), novelist
  • Andrew Downes (c. 1549-1628), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Siobhan Dowd (1960-2007), novelist, anthologist and children's writer, Bog Child
  • Norman Douglas (1868-1952), novelist
  • Lord Alfred Douglas (1870-1945), poet
  • Keith Douglas (1920-1944), poet
  • Louise Doughty (b. 1963), novelist and playwright
  • Charles Montagu Doughty (1843-1926), poet, writer and traveller
  • Sarah Doudney (1841-1926), novelist, children's writer and hymnist
  • Thomas Doubleday (1790-1870), writer, playwright and songwriter
  • Eleanor Doorly (1880-1950), children's writer
  • Desmond Donnelly (1920-1974), writer, journalist and politician
  • John Donne (1572-1631), poet and cleric
  • Julia Donaldson (b. 1948), children's writer and playwright
  • Angus Donald (b. 1965), novelist
  • Alfred Domett (1811-1887), poet and statesman
  • Digby Mackworth Dolben (1848-1867), poet
  • Paul C. Doherty (several pen names, b. 1946), novelist
  • Berlie Doherty (b. 1943), children's writer, poet and dramatist
  • Christina Dodwell (b. 1951), travel writer
  • Robert Dodsley (1704-1764), poet, writer and bookseller
  • George Bubb Dodington (1691-1792), politician, poet and diarist
  • Philip Doddridge (1702-1751), religious writer and hymnist
  • John Doddridge (1555-1628), writer, antiquary and judge
  • William Dodd (1729-1777), writer, cleric and forger
  • Susannah Dobson (died 1795), translator
  • Henry Austin Dobson (1840-1921), poet and essayist
  • Sydney Thompson Dobell (1824-1874), poet and critic
  • William Hepworth Dixon (1821-1879), historian, biographer and travel writer
  • Richard Watson Dixon (1833-1900), poet and church historian
  • Henry Hall Dixon (1822-1870), writer
  • Ella Hepworth Dixon (1857-1932), novelist, essayist and editor
  • Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), novelist and statesman
  • Isaac D'Israeli (1766-1848), essayist
  • Jenny Diski (b. 1947), novelist and essayist
  • John Disney (1746-1816), writer, biographer and Unitarian minister
  • John Disney (1677-1729/30), writer on moral reform and cleric
  • Wentworth Dillon (1630-1685), poet, critic and translator
  • Francis Dillingham (d. 1625), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Leonard Digges (1588-1635), poet and translator
  • Kenelm Digby (1603-1665), philosopher
  • Alice Mangold Diehl (1844-1912), novelist and musician
  • Peter Dickinson (b. 1927), novelist, children's writer and poet
  • Patric Dickinson (1914-1994), poet, translator and playwright
  • John Dickinson (b. 1962), YA novelist
  • Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (1862-1932), historian and political activist
  • Anne Hepple Dickinson (wrote as Anne Hepple, 1877-1959), novelist
  • Monica Dickens (1915-1992), novelist and children's writer
  • Charles Dickens (1812-1870), novelist, David Copperfield
  • Thomas John Dibdin (1771-1841), playwright and songwriter
  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847), bibliographer
  • Charles Dibdin (c. 1745-1814), playwright, poet and songwriter
  • William Diaper (1685-1717), poet and translator
  • Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal (b. 1974), novelist and journalist
  • Colin Dexter (b. 1930), novelist, Inspector Morse novels
  • Mary Deverell (1731-1805), religious writer, essayist and poet
  • Nigel Dennis (1912-1989), writer, novelist and playwright
  • John Dennis (1657-1734), critic and playwright
  • George Dennis (1814-1898), writer and explorer
  • Felix Dennis (b. 1947), poet and publisher
  • John Denham (1614/15 - 1669), poet
  • Thomas Deloney (1553-1600), balladeer and novelist
  • Ethel M. Dell (1881-1939), novelist
  • R. F. Delderfield (1912-1972), novelist and playwright, A Horseman Riding By
  • Mary Delany (b. Mary Granville), (1700-1788), letter writer, artist and bluestocking
  • Michael De-la-Noy (1934-2002), writer and journalist
  • E. M. Delafield (1890-1943), novelist
  • Thomas Dekker (1572-1632), playwright
  • Len Deighton (b. 1929), historian, cookery writer and novelist, The Ipcress File
  • Paul Dehn (1912-1976), screenwriter and playwright
  • Daniel Defoe (c. 1659-1731), novelist and pamphleteer, Robinson Crusoe
  • Warwick Deeping (1877-1950), novelist and story writer
  • Denise Deegan (b. 1952), novelist, screenwriter and playwright
  • John Dee (1527-1608/9), mathematician, occultist and political economist
  • Percy Dearmer, (1867-1936), reformer and cleric
  • Geoffrey Dearmer (1893-1996), poet
  • Nick Dear (b. 1955), playwright and screenwriter
  • Ellen Dean (living), novelist and broadcaster
  • Roger Deakin (1943-2006), countryside writer
  • William Frederick Deacon (1799-1844), writer and journalist
  • Edward de Vere, earl of Oxford (1550-1604), playwright and poet
  • Lisa St Aubin de Terán (b. 1953), novelist, poet and autobiographer
  • Aubrey de Sélincourt (1894-1962), classicist, translator and children's writer
  • Hugh de Selincourt (1878-1951), writer and journalist
  • Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859), essayist and critic, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
  • William De Morgan (1839-1917), novelist and potter
  • Michael de Larrabeiti (1934-2008), novelist and travel writer
  • Walter de la Mare (awa Walter Ramal, 1873-1956), poet and novelist
  • Guy de la Bédoyère (b. 1957), historian and broadcaster
  • Maria De Fleury (fl. 1773-1791), poet, hymnist and polemicist
  • Alain de Botton (b. 1969), writer, novelist and essayist
  • Louis de Bernières (b. 1954), novelist, Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  • April De Angelis (b. 1960), playwright
  • Tamasin Day-Lewis (b. 1953), food writer and broadcaster
  • Cecil Day-Lewis (1904-1972), Poet Laureate, translator and novelist
  • Thomas Day (1748-1789), children's writer and educator
  • Martin Day (b. 1969), novelist and screenwriter
  • John Day (1574 - c. 1640), playwright The Parliament of Bees
  • Jeffery Day (1896-1918), poet
  • James Wentworth Day (1899-1983), countryside writer and broadcaster
  • William James Dawson (1854-1928), poet and religious writer
  • Jill Dawson (living), poet, novelist and editor
  • Jennifer Dawson (1929-2000), novelist
  • Coningsby Dawson (1883-1959), novelist, poet and soldier
  • Richard Dawkins (b. 1941), science writer
  • Elizabeth Dawbarn (d. 1839), writer on religion and child care
  • Humphry Davy (1778-1829), writer and inventor
  • Ann Davison (1914-1992), travel writer
  • Lindsey Davis (b. 1949), novelist
  • John Davis or Davys (c. 1543-1605), writer and navigator
  • Peter Ho Davies (b. 1966), writer
  • Paul B. Davies (living), writer and actor
  • Linda Davies (b. 1963), novelist
  • John Davies (1569-1626), poet and lawyer
  • John Davies (c. 1565-1618), poet and satirist
  • Hugh Sykes Davies (1909-1984), poet and novelist
  • Hunter Davies (b. 1936), writer and biographer
  • Caitlin Davies (b. 1964), novelist and journalist
  • Donald Davie (1922-1995), poet and critic
  • Lionel Davidson (1922-2009), novelist
  • C. A. F. Rhys Davids (1857-1942), Buddhist scholar and translator
  • Selina Davenport (1779-1859), novelist
  • Robert Davenport (fl. 1623-1639), playwright and poet
  • William Davenant (1606-1668), poet and playwright
  • Rana Dasgupta (b. 1972), novelist
  • George Webbe Dasent (1817-1896), writer and translator
  • Elizabeth Daryush (or. Bridges, 1887-1977), poet
  • Florence Henrietta Darwin (1863/4 - 1920), playwright
  • Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), natural historian and poet
  • Emma Darwin (b. 1964), novelist
  • Charles Darwin (1809-1882), natural historian, On the Origin of Species
  • Bernard Darwin (1876-1961), golf writer
  • Bill Dare (living), scriptwriter, novelist and playwright
  • Ella D'Arcy (c. 1856-1939), novelist and translator
  • Alicia D'Anvers (1688-1725), poet
  • Sarah Daniels (b. 1957), playwright
  • William Barker Daniel (1754-1833), field sports writer and cleric
  • Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), poet and historian
  • Clemence Dane (real name Winifred Ashton, 1888-1965), novelist and playwright
  • William Danby (1752-1833), scholar and philosopher
  • William Dampier (1651-1715), travel writer and buccaneer
  • Anne Seymour Damer (1748-1828), novelist and sculptor
  • Robert Charles Dallas (1756-1824), writer and translator
  • Thomas Dale (1797-1870), poet, theologian and cleric
  • Penny Dale (b. 1954), children's writer and illustrator
  • Celia Dale (1912-2011), novelist
  • Andrew Dalby (b. 1947), writer
  • William Dakins (d. 1607), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Charlotte Dacre (wrote as Rosa Matilda, 1782-1841), novelist and poet
  • David Dabydeen (b. 1955), novelist and critic
  • George Colman (1762-1836), playwright and poet
  • George Colman (1732-1794), playwright
  • Mary Collyer (c. 1716-1762), translator and novelist.
  • Maurice Collis (1889-1973), writer and biographer
  • John Stewart Collis (1900-1984), biographer and countryside writer
  • William Collins (1721-1759), poet
  • Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), novelist, The Moonstone
  • Warwick Collins (b. 1948), novelist and screenwriter
  • Norman Collins (1907-1982), novelist
  • Mortimer Collins (1827-1876), novelist and poet
  • John Churton Collins (1848-1908), literary critic
  • John Collins (1742-1808), poet and lyricist
  • John Collins (1625-1683), mathematician
  • Jackie Collins (1937-2015), novelist
  • Charles James Collins (1820-1864), novelist and journalist
  • Anthony Collins (1676-1729), philosopher
  • An Collins (fl. 1653), poet
  • W. G. Collingwood (1854-1932), writer and artist
  • R. G. Collingwood (1889-1943), philosopher and historian
  • Mary Collier (c. 1688-1762), poet
  • John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary critic, editor and forger
  • John Collier (1901-1980), story writer and screenwriter
  • John Collier (wrote as Tim Bobbin, 1708-1786), dialect poet and caricaturist
  • Jeremy Collier (1650-1726), pamphleteer and cleric
  • Jane Collier (1714-1755), satirist
  • Stephen Coleridge (1854-1936), writer, poet and campaigner
  • Sara Coleridge (1802-1852), author and translator
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), poet, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
  • Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861-1907), novelist and poet
  • Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849), poet and critic
  • Ernest Hartley Coleridge (1846-1920), critic, editor and poet
  • Derwent Coleridge (1800-1883), writer, scholar and cleric
  • Christabel Rose Coleridge (1843-1921), novelist and editor
  • John William Colenso (1814-1883), writer and bishop
  • Olivia Cole (b. 1982), poet
  • Margaret Cole (1893-1980), politician and novelist
  • G. D. H. Cole (1889-1959), economist, historian and novelist
  • Barry Cole (b. 1936), poet and novelist
  • Lady Mary Coke (1727-1811), correspondent and diarist
  • Jonathan Coe (b. 1961), novelist
  • Henry Cockton (1807-1853), novelist
  • Richard Cocks (1566-1624), diarist
  • Edward Cocker (1631-1676), writer and engraver
  • Catherine Trotter Cockburn (1679-1749), novelist and playwright
  • Aston Cockayne (1605-1684), poet and playwright
  • Richard Cobden (1804-1865), pamphleteer
  • Richard Cobbold (1797-1877), novelist and writer
  • Bob Cobbing (1920-2002), poet and artist
  • William Cobbett (1763-1835), writer and pamphleteer, Rural Rides
  • Bryan Clough (b. 1932), writer
  • Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861), poet
  • Kitty Clive (b. Catherine Raftor, 1711-1785), playwright and actress
  • John Clive (1933-2012), novelist and actor
  • Caroline Clive (wrote as "V", 1801-1872), novelist and poet
  • William Kingdon Clifford (1846-1879), philosopher and children's writer
  • Lucy Clifford (wrote as Mrs. W. K. Clifford, 1846-1929), novelist, playwright and children's writer
  • Anne Clifford (1590-1676), diarist
  • John Cleveland (1613-1658), poet
  • Jack Clemo (1916-1994), poet and novelist
  • Dick Clement (b. 1937), scriptwriter
  • John Cleland (1709-1789), novelist, Fanny Hill
  • Lucas Cleeve (awa Mrs Howard Kingscote, 1868-1908), novelist
  • Brian Cleeve (1921-2003), novelist
  • Chris Cleave (b. 1973), novelist and journalist
  • John Clavell (1601-1643), writer, playwright and highwayman
  • Laurence Clarkson or Claxton (1615-1667), writer and theologian
  • T. E. B. Clarke (1907-1989), screenwriter and novelist
  • Susanna Clarke (b. 1959), novelist, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  • Samuel Clarke (1675-1729), philosopher and cleric
  • Roy Clarke (b. 1930), screenwriter and playwright
  • Richard Clarke (d. 1634), scholar, AV translator and cleric
  • Pauline Clarke (b. 1921), children's writer
  • Mary Cowden Clarke ((or. Novello, 1809-1898), writer and scholar
  • Lindsay Clarke (b. 1939), novelist and poet
  • Mrs. Henry Clarke (Amy, 1853-1908), historical novelist and children's writer
  • Charles Cowden Clarke (1787-1877), writer and scholar
  • Bob Clarke (b. 1964), archaeologist and historian
  • Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008), SF novelist
  • Amy Clarke (1892-1980), poet and school historian
  • Emily Clark (fl. 1798-1819), novelist and poet
  • John Clare (1793-1864), poet
  • Horatio Clare (b. 1973), writer
  • Colley Cibber (1671-1757), Poet Laureate, playwright and bowdlerizer
  • Thomas Churchyard (c. 1520-1604), poet and soldier
  • Winston Churchill (1874-1965), writer, prime minister and Nobel Prize winner
  • Charles Churchill (1731-1764), poet and satirist
  • Caryl Churchill (b. 1938), playwright and translator
  • Richard William Church (1815-1890), biographer, historian and cleric
  • Richard Church (1893-1972), poet
  • Alfred John Church (1829-1912, scholar, poet and translator
  • Mary Chudleigh (1656-1710), poet and polemicist
  • Agatha Christie (1891-1976), mystery writer
  • Mary Cholmondeley (1859-1925), novelist
  • William Chillingworth (1602-1644), religious writer
  • Erskine Childers (1870-1922), novelist and politician
  • Wilfred Rowland Childe (1890-1952), poet
  • Lee Child (real name Jim Grant, b. 1954), thriller writer
  • Josiah Child (1630-1699), political economist and merchant
  • Peter Cheyney (1896-1951), novelist
  • William Rufus Chetwood (d. 1766), playwright, novelist and publisher
  • Henry Chettle (c. 1564 - c. 1607), playwright
  • G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), novelist, poet and essayist, Father Brown
  • George Tomkyns Chesney (1830-1895), novelist and army officer
  • John Cheke (1514-1557), classicist and translator
  • Mavis Cheek (living), novelist
  • Cris Cheek (b. 1955), poet and performer
  • Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400), poet, The Canterbury Tales
  • Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989), novelist and travel writer
  • William Andrew Chatto (awa Stephen Oliver, 1799-1864), travel and general writer
  • Beth Chatto (b. 1923), garden writer
  • Thomas Chatterton (wrote as Thomas Rowley, 1752-1770), poet
  • Georgiana Chatterton (1806-1876), travel writer, novelist and poet
  • Debjani Chatterjee (b. 1952), poet, translator and children's writer
  • James Hadley Chase, b. Rene Brabazon Raymond, awa James L. Docherty, Ambrose Grant, etc., (1906-1985), novelist
  • Leslie Charteris (b. Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, 1907-1993), novelist, Simon Templar
  • Maria Louisa Charlesworth (1819-1880), children's writer
  • Gerda Charles (real name Edna Lipson, 1914-1996), novelist and anthologist
  • Elizabeth Charles (1828-1896), novelist and religious writer
  • Charlotte Charke (or. Cibber, 1713-1760), writer and actress
  • Hester Chapone (1727-1801), writer and bluestocking
  • Pat Chapman (b. 1940), food writer
  • Guy Chapman (1889-1972), writer and historian
  • George Chapman (1559-1634), poet, playwright and translator
  • Henry Channon ("Chips", 1897-1958), writer and diarist
  • Samuel Chandler (1693-1766), theologian and Presbyterian minister
  • Raymond Chandler (1888-1959), crime writer
  • Mary Chandler (1687-1745), poet
  • Meira Chand (living), novelist
  • Frederick Chamier (1796-1870), novelist and sea captain
  • Ephraim Chambers (c. 1680-1740), writer and encyclopedist
  • Aidan Chambers (b. 1934), children's writer
  • William Chamberlayne (1619-1689), poet
  • Edward Chamberlayne (1616-1703), writer, historian and translator
  • Thomas Chaloner (1521-1565), poet, translator and statesman
  • John Chalkhill (fl. c. 1600), poet
  • Henry Chadwick (1920-2008), theologian, historian and cleric
  • Laurence Chaderton (c. 1536-1640), theologian, AV translator and cleric
  • Susanna Centlivre (awa Susanna Carroll, c. 1667-1723), playwright, poet and actress
  • Dorothea Celesia (or. Mallet, 1738-1790), poet and translator
  • Lord David Cecil (1902-1986), scholar and biographer
  • William Caxton (c. 1415/22 - c. 1492), printer and translator
  • William Cavendish (1592-1676), polymath
  • Margaret Cavendish Duchess of Newcastle, (1623-1673), poet, novelist and playwright
  • Jane Cavendish (later Jane Cheyne, 1621-1669), poet and playwright
  • George Cavendish (1494 - c. 1652), biographer and poet
  • Tiberius Cavallo (1749-1809), natural philosopher
  • David Caute (b. 1936), novelist and historian
  • Charles Causley (1917-2003), poet and editor
  • Sarah Caudwell (real name Sarah Cockburn, 1939-2000), novelist
  • Helen Castor (living), historian and broadcaster
  • Egerton Castle (1858-1920), novelist (with wife Agnes)
  • Cathy Cassidy (b. 1962), children's writer
  • Juanita Casey (1925-2012), poet and novelist
  • John Caryll (1625-1711), poet, playwright and diplomat
  • Patrick Cary or Carey, (c. 1624-1658), poet
  • Lucius Cary (Lord Falkland, 1610-1643), poet, writer and politician
  • Henry Francis Cary (1772-1844), translator and critic
  • Elizabeth Cary (1585-1639), poet and playwright, The Tragedy of Mariam
  • William Cartwright (1611-1643), playwright
  • Justin Cartwright (b. 1945), novelist
  • George Cartwright (1739-1819), diarist and explorer
  • Barbara Cartland (1901-2000), novelist
  • Elizabeth Carter (17171806), poet, translator and bluestocking
  • Angela Carter (1940-1992), novelist
  • Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832-1898), children's writer and mathematician, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • J. L. Carr (1912-1994), novelist and schoolbook writer
  • Barbara Comyns Carr (1907-1992), novelist and artist
  • Humphrey Carpenter (1946-2005), biographer, broadcaster and children's writer
  • Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), poet and philosopher
  • John Carne (1789-1844), travel writer and biographer
  • Robert Carliell (d. c. 1622), poet
  • Rosa Nouchette Carey (1840-1909), novelist and children's writer
  • Mary Carey, Lady Carey (c. 1609 - c. 1680), poet
  • Henry Carey (1687-1743), poet, playwright and song-writer
  • Thomas Carew (1595-1640), poet
  • Neville Cardus (1888-1975), cricket writer and music critic
  • John Capgrave (1393-1464), theologian and historian
  • Edward Capern (1819-1894), poet and postman
  • Edward Capell (1713-1781), Shakespearean
  • William Canton (1845-1926), poet and children's writer
  • Victor Canning (1911-1986), novelist, essayist and children's writer
  • Dorothy Cannell (b. 1943), novelist
  • May Wedderburn Cannan (1893-1973), poet and autobiographer
  • Joanna Cannan (1898-1961), novelist and children's writer
  • Gilbert Cannan (1884-1955), novelist and translator
  • Denis Cannan (b. 1919), playwright and screenwriter
  • Hugh Candidus (c. 1095 - c. 1160), historian in Latin and monk
  • W. H. Canaway (1925-1988), novelist
  • Bruce Campbell (1912-1993), ornithologist
  • Thomas Campion (1567-1620), poet and composer
  • Richard Cameron (living), playwright
  • William Camden (1551-1623), historian and antiquary
  • Ada Cambridge (1844-1926), novelist and poet
  • Roland Camberton (real name Henry Cohen, 1921-1965), novelist
  • Charles Stuart Calverley (1831-1884), poet and translator
  • Brian Callison (b. 1932), novelist
  • Maria Callcott (1785-1842), children's writer, travel writer, and illustrator
  • John Caius the Elder or Kay (fl. 1480), narrative poet
  • Mona Caird (1854-1932), essayist, reformer and feminist
  • Hall Caine (1853-1931), novelist and playwright
  • Florence Caddy (1837-1923), writer