Will Millard grew up on the Cambridgeshire Fens, reading John Wilson's Fishing Encyclopaedia and fishing with his grandfather. Since then he has become a British writer, explorer and BBC presenter. Will spent his twenties criss-crossing the forests and remotest West Papua in search of ancient tribal trade routes, before his solo descent of a West African river, which became an acclaimed series for BBC Radio 4. In 2015 he lived alongside Aboriginal whale harpooners and subsistence-hunting sea-nomads as part of his maiden television series 'Hunters of the South Seas' for BBC 2. He regularly writes for Geographical, Outdoor Fitness, the Daily Telegraph and Vice magazine. When at home, Will continues to fish, seeking out the forgotten wild waterways around Britain. The Old Man and the Sand Eel is his first book.