Grant was born in England in an ancient time before mobile phones, colour television and England’s only World Cup win (just).
He has spent much of the past 20 years writing and reporting about primates (the human kind) running, jumping and kicking balls while working as a journalist. He was in the stadium when Zidane did the head-butt, when Ronaldo was omitted for the final then was picked, when the same player scored two goals to beat Germany in the next final and when Bolt ran the fastest 200m in history.
He lives on a sunny red dot called Singapore with his wife and two daughters, and divides his time between being a journalist for an international news agency – and penning children’s books.
He has also finished Romy Alexander’s third adventure in the Monkey Magic series and a book for 11-year-olds and over called The Indisputable Wisdom of Horse.
Grant should never be given a cup and saucer or asked to perform surgery because he wobbles like a jelly. That is because of a condition called Essential Tremor that started when he was a child and gives him a good excuse to spill drinks over his friends.
He donates a portion of his royalties to conservation charities.
Grant is represented by the agent Catherine Pellegrino.
Grant has spoken to many schools about the book. To see him talk about Monkey Magic on television, click on the following: