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Simon Edge was born in Chester and read philosophy at Cambridge University.

He was editor of the pioneering London paper Capital Gay before becoming a diary columnist on the Evening Standard and then a feature writer on the Daily Express, where he was also a theatre critic for many years.

He has an MA in Creative Writing from City University, London, on which course he has also taught as a visiting lecturer.


He is the author of six novels: The Hopkins Conundrum (longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award), The Hurtle of Hell, (a semi-finalist for the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award), A Right Royal Face-OffAnyone for Edmund?, The End of the World is Flat and In the Beginning.

He lives in Suffolk with two over-indulged whippets.


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