Literary Road Map of Islington

Celebrate our borough's long, rich heritage of authors, screenwriters, poets and writers who live or work here

Literary Road Map of Islington celebrates our borough’s long, rich heritage of authors, screenwriters, poets and writers who have lived here, and the literary works which have been inspired by or set here.

Search the list below to see the novels, plays and poems which were written about Islington and the authors, such as Andrea Levy (1956-2019), who were born or lived in the borough, or Charles Dickens (1812-1870, who used various locations around Islington in their novels.

Also, look at our interactive map to see the literary connections to your area of Islington. To do this click on ‘Show Layers’, ‘Recreation & Leisure’ and check the ‘Literary Road Map’ box.

 

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  • Crime/Thriller

Sayers, Dorothy L.

1893-1957

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928). Sayer’s fourth Lord Peter Wimsey novel features George Fentiman who lives in Finsbury Park.

Seskis, Tina

1966-

One Step too Far (2013). Crime and thriller writer, who lives in Archway.

Smith, Joan

1953-

Loretta Lawson series (her detective Loretta Lawson lives in Islington).