Edward Hogan was born in Derby in 1980 and now lives in Brighton. He is a graduate of the MA creative writing course at UEA and a recipient of the David Higham Award. His first novel, Blackmoor, won the Desmond Elliott Prize and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize. His second, The Hunger Trace, was shortlisted for the Encore Award. The Electric is his third.