Ben Coates is the author of the best-selling book Why the Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands. He was born in England in 1982 and has worked at various times as a political adviser in London, speechwriter, lobbyist and aid worker in Africa. He lives in the Dutch countryside.
Ben’s next book – The Rhine: Following Europe’s Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps – will be published in 2018.
Ben also occasionally works freelance as a journalist, copy editor and speechwriter – if you have a project which you’d like to discuss, please email firstname.lastname@example.org