Edmund Gordon was born in 1982. He studied philosophy at Trinity College Dublin and modern literature at University College London. Since 2011 he has taught literature and creative writing at King's College London. His essays and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Bookforum, the Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the London Review of Books, New Statesman, the Observer, the Spectator, the Sunday Times and the Times Literary Supplement. In December 2012 he received a Jerwood Award for nonfiction from the Royal Society of Literature.

Edmund’s first book, The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography, was published in 2016. It won the Somerset Maugham Award, and was named as a Book of the Year in the Guardian, Observer, Financial Times, Spectator, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times.

He lives in north London with his wife and son.