Dr Bill Manley is a best-selling author, Egyptologist and Coptic scholar, who teaches at the University of Glasgow and has been working with archaeological projects in Egypt and Palestine for a quarter of a century. His output has included popular titles, textbooks, catalogues, scholarly articles and museum exhibitions, covering subjects as diverse as ancient art and texts, the history of Egyptology, and the world’s oldest philosophy. He has also spoken at various international book festivals, including The Sunday Times Literary Festival. Bill is Honorary President of the educational charity Egyptology Scotland, Co-Director of Egiptología Complutense based in Madrid, and a contributor to the Coptic Magical Papyri Project. He lives in Renfrewshire and is a member of the Committee of the Society of Authors in Scotland. His latest book, The Oldest Book in the World, is due to be published by Thames & Hudson in 2023.