Start the Story Author Directory is part of the Start the Story magazine. This online directory has been put together to recognise the importance of getting authors into schools and talking face to face with pupils.
Although there are other lists of authors out there, the aim of this one is to become the definitive directory of author contact details, thanks to their existing relationships with primary and secondary schools across the UK and beyond.
Start the Story wants to help both authors and schools by helping them connect. They'll also be sharing advice for both schools and authors on how to make sure author school events have a real lasting benefit for all involved. Head over to the directory now and get searching.
Let us know if you belong to other Author Directories and we'll add them to this page.
- Apples and Snakes - performance poetry organisation: poets, events, education, features, resources, links and contact details.
- Authors Aloud UK - a company that specialises in arranging for authors to visit schools, libraries and other venues in the UK or abroad.
- AuthorBound - a new service from the Booksellers Association designed to connect booksellers, publishers, and authors.
- Booktrust - inspires everyone to enjoy books, reading and writing and the lifelong benefits that they bring.
- Contact an Author - helps you find authors available for talks, workshops, school visits, interviews, after-dinner speaking, World Book Day events and commissions.
- National Centre for Language and Literacy - supports teachers, parents and governors through a unique collection of resources, publications, courses and conferences, and research.
- National Literacy Trust - a UK charity that transforms lives through literacy.
- NAWE Professional Directory - NAWE professional members providing services.
- NibWeb - a network for information book writers and editors.
- Reading Zone - everything you need to know about children's books and authors.
- Scottish Book Trust - the agency for the promotion of reading, writing and literature in Scotland.
- Society of Authors' Writers A-Z - a directory of all our members.
- Start the Story Author Directory - a new directory from Start the Story aimed at getting writers into schools.