ED photo 1 alt2 hi resaltsmEdward Brooke-Hitching is the author of Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports, and The Phantom Atlas, which Simon & Schuster will publish in November 2016. He is an award-winning documentary director whose films examine the eccentric side of British life, such as life-saving window-cleaners and the world’s worst orchestra. The son of an antiquarian book dealer, he worked for an ice cream factory, a newspaper, a care home and a theatre before gaining a degree in Film from the University of Exeter and entering film and television production. He lives in London.