Michael Duckworth is a teacher and author who has worked in schools in Africa, the Far East, and Europe. He has written a number of successful courses, including several aimed at preparing students for, or leading up to, Cambridge ESOL examinations.

He is co-author of Kickstart, Countdown, Proficiency Masterclass, Matrix Pre-Intermediate with Kathy Gude, and New Success at First Certificate with Kathy Gude and Robert O'Neill, and author of Grammar and Practice, Business Grammar and Practice, Voodoo Island in the Oxford Bookworms Library, as well as a number of workbooks.