Tom Banks' first book, THE GREAT GALLOON, was shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book award. He has mainly worked in the theatre throughout his adult life, running a small company called the Network of Stuff. He has also worked with the acclaimed children's theatre company Tall Stories, devising and performing in shows such as The Gruffalo and Them With Tails all over the world.
He has worked as a question writer for TV quiz shows, a Tudor huntsman, and an ineffectual bookseller. He now lives with his partner, Sarah, their two children and an improbably loud three-legged cat in a non-trendy part of North London.