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 to much critical acclaim. Ben lives in Norwich with his wife and two children.