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 first book, The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography, was published in 2016. It won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award, and was selected as a Book of the Year in the Guardian, Observer, Financial Times, Spectator, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times.
Edmund's essays and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including the Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, London Review of Books, New Statesman, Observer, Spectator, Sunday Times and Times Literary Supplement.
He lives in north London with his wife and son.