Ken Wilson worked in Spain and the UK as an English teacher and teacher trainer before getting involved with the English Teaching Theatre - first as a performer, then as writer and artistic director. He now trains teachers all over the world and is a prolific author of ELT materials with more than 30 titles to his name.

His first ELT publication was a collection of songs called Mister Monday, which was released when he was 23, making him at the time the youngest-ever published ELT author. Since then, in addition to Smart Choice, he has written about a dozen coursebooks, including Move Ahead (for the Arab world), Prospects (for Central Europe) and Move ESO (for Spain). He is also one of a team of authors who wrote the New Standard English series for China. More than two hundred million copies of these books are now in use.

Ken has written plays, radio and TV programmes and countless other supplementary ELT titles. He has also written and recorded more than 150 ELT songs, published as albums or as integral parts of course material. There are 16 of Ken's original songs in the Smart Choice series.