Welcome to Who's Who 2021

  • Over 34,000 autobiographical entries of noteworthy and influential people who impact British life
  • Includes Who Was Who – Over 94,000 entries, for deceased people
  • Born on this day now available as an email to your inbox or by RSS feed

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Who's Who 2021

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Who’s Who 2021 is the 173rd edition of one of the world’s longest established reference books, brought up to date for the year ahead with over 320 new names. Discover who they are here.

 

Malorie Blackman

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Author and former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman, OBE has been writing children’s books and young adult novels since 1990. She started out her career in computing, and while still listing ‘computer games’ amongst her recreations she is now most well known for her dystopian Noughts and Crosses book series which began in 2001. Adapted for stage and screen, the series was recently concluded with the book Endgame, published in September 2021. Find out more about her life here.

 

Latest Update

  • From the arts, the 2021 edition includes actor and author Robert Webb, wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan and historian Dan Jones.
  • From science and medicine, new entrants include Katherine Barclay of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and Nasrin Hafezparast of Outcome Based Healthcare.

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DECEMBER 1, 2020

Who's Who in 2021?

Who's Who 2021 is the 173rd edition of one of the world's longest established and most comprehensive general reference books, brought up to date for the year ahead. 

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DECEMBER 3, 2019

Who’s Who in 2020?

Who's Who 2020 is the 172nd edition of one of the world's longest established and most comprehensive general reference books, brought up to date for the year ahead with nearly 700 new names. It contains over 34,000 autobiographical entries, carefully updated for maximum accuracy from information personally supplied by the biographee.

Keep reading to find out more information on this year's edition >

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

The Great British Bake Off

September is well underway and so is the tenth series of the Great British Bake Off. Read about our biographees who enjoy whipping up cakes, bread and puddings.