Ben Elton was born on 3 May, 1959 in London and has enjoyed a very successful career as a comedian, writer, director and actor. A very familiar figure on the entertainment scene since 1981, he has published 15 novels in that time and has also worked on seminal comedies including The Young Ones and Blackadder.
Ben is the writer of the musicals We Will Rock You and Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. His famous novels include the Gold Dagger Award-winning Popcorn, Dead Famous and High Society.
This Other Eden is a satirical novel about the end of the world by bestselling author and hugely famous comedian Ben Elton. It asks how if the end of the world is nigh, then surely it's only sensible to make alternative arrangements? The Earth certainly has its good points, but most people need something smaller and more manageable. Some may think this is planetary treason, but Nathan doesn't care. All he cares about is that his movie gets made and that there's somebody left to see it. In marketing terms, the end of the world will be very big. Anyone trying to save it should remember that.
A sharp and funny novel about greed in the contemporary economic climate, Meltdown is the latest novel from well-recognised British writer Ben Elton, the provocative author of Popcorn. Elton has had his finger on the pulse of British society for over a decade; producing books that reflect the times and this is no different. A warning that success should never be taken for granted, the novel follows the trials and tribulations of City trader Jimmy Corby, who having scarcely survived his own work hard, party harder lifestyle, is brought to his knees by financial crisis.