Rupert Manners graduated from University College London in the top 5 of the English Literature Course, winning the essay and poetry prizes there (twice). He completed an MPhil in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Trinity College Cambridge. He has five years of teaching experience both with one-to-one tutoring and in high school classrooms, focusing on English language, English Literature, Mathematics, and various foreign languages. When not writing or reading, he can be found riding a horse. He is a director, with his parents and siblings, of Amazona Zoo in Norfolk, England, and thoroughly recommends a visit (discounted tickets to TA alumni).