Simon Edge

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 gossip columnist on the Evening Standard and then a feature writer on the Daily Express, where he was also a theatre critic for many years. In addition he has written for The TimesThe GuardianThe Independent, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Star, Private Eye, the New Statesman, Tribune and Attitude, where he was a contributing editor. He has been a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Simon was on the inaugural intake of City University's MA in Creative Writing and subsequently taught on that course as a visiting lecturer. He lives in Suffolk.

Read more about Simon and his work at www.simon-edge.com.