(Wales, United Kingdom, 1964) Rhidian Brook is an author of novels and a screenwriter both of series and films for television. His first novel, The Testimony of Taliesin Jones (1996), won various literary prizes, including the Somerset Maugham Award, and was later made into a film. His stories have appeared in various publications, such as Punch, The New Statesman and the Paris Review, as well as having been broadcast on BBC Radio’s Short Stories. He is also the author of Jesus and the Adman (1999), More than Eyes Can See (2007) and The Aftermath (2013), an international bestseller that has been translated into twenty-five languages; it has also been made into a major motion picture. He has written for television and the screen and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. He once had a job selling butterflies in glass cases, which inspired his latest novel The Killing of Butterfly Joe (2018).