One of the first assignments Ben Box took as a freelance writer in 1980 was subediting work on the South American Handbook.
The plan then was to write about contemporary Iberian and Latin American affairs, but in no time at all the lands south of the Rio Grande took over, inspiring journeys to all corners of the subcontinent. Ben has contributed to newspapers, magazines and learned tomes, usually on the subject of travel, and became editor of the South American Handbook in 1989. He has also been involved in Footprint’s Handbooks, and many of these titles he has collaborated with his wife, Sarah Cameron.
Ever since finishing her degree in Latin American Studies, Sarah Cameron has been travelling and writing on the Americas, both as an economist and as an author for Footprint. Initially moonlighting for the South American Handbook whilst working for a British bank, in 1990 she parted company with the world of finance and has been contributing to Footprint titles ever since.
When Ben and Sarah are not travelling, they retreat to their home in rural Suffolk.