Ben Manley

Ben is a writer and designer. His work is full of humour and heart with a touch of the gothic – as weird and wonderful as an atticful of vampire hamsters.

His first picture book, The Misadventures of Frederick, is due out in September 2019 published by Two Hoots and illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.

Ben graduated from Cambridge with a degree in English, but spent most of his time there putting on plays and mucking about.

Since then, he has written and performed at the Battersea Arts Centre, Riverside Studios and the Edinburgh Festival. He also co-wrote the short film, Good Boy, starring Reese Shearsmith (League of Gentlemen) and Jessica Hynes (W1A, Spaced).

In 2018, he wrote and illustrated Brexit Bear, a spoof children’s story for The New European.

Ben also works as a digital copywriter and web designer. He lives in Norwich with his wife and two children.