Edmund Gordon was born in 1982. He studied philosophy at Trinity College Dublin and English literature at University College London, and since 2011 has been a lecturer in English at King’s College London. A regular contributor to the TLS and the London Review of Books, he has also written for a variety of national newspapers, including the Guardian, the Observer and the Sunday Times.
His debut is the authorised biography of Angela Carter, entitled The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography. It was published by Chatto & Windus in 2016. It is critically acclaimed and won numerous awards, including The Somerset Maughan Award, Royal Society of Literature of Jerwood award and Best First Biography prize. It was shortlisted for the National Critics Circle Award for Biography and the Locus Award for non-fiction. It was also selected as a 2016 Book of the Year in the Financial Times, Guardian, Observer, Daily Telegraph, Spectator and Sunday Times and New York Times labelled it a 2017 Notable Book.
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