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 second novel, The Hurtle of Hell, was published in 2018, followed by
A Right Royal Face-Off in 2019.
He is the joint author, with Waseem Mahmood, of the non-fiction book Indian Spy (Eye Books, 2019).
He lives in Suffolk with two over-indulged whippets.