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. His novel The Hopkins Conundrum, published in 2017, was longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award. His other
novels are The Hurtle of Hell, A Right Royal Face-Off and
Anyone for Edmund? and The End of the World is Flat.
He lives in Suffolk with two over-indulged whippets.