David Baddiel is an author, screenwriter, performer and comedian.
After graduating from Cambridge, Baddiel began his career as a comedian and became a very well-known face on British television in the 1990s. He has written novels for adults, Time for Bed (1996), Whatever Love Means (2002), The Secret Purposes (2006) and The Death of Eli Gold (2011) and in 2021, the bestselling Jews Don’t Count. Baddiel has also published several popular children’s books including The Parent Agency, The Person Controller, Animalcolm, Birthday Boy, Head Kid, The Taylor Turbochaser and Future Friend. He was commissioned to write The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked for the 2016 World Book Day. The Parent Agency won Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9 to 13-year-olds at the inaugural Laugh Out Loud Awards. Baddiel also had a book column in The Times for five years.