Ben Manley is a writer and designer. His writing is full of humour and heart with a touch of the gothic. Ben graduated from Cambridge with a degree in English. Since then, he has written and performed at the Battersea Arts Centre, Riverside Studios and the Edinburgh Festival. His debut picture book, The Misadventures of Frederick illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, was published in 2019 to much critical acclaim. His next picture book, Albert Talbot: Master of Disguise, was published by Two Hoots in August 2020. Ben lives in Norwich with his wife and two children.