Ed Crutchley was born in Cambridge, England, in 1950. He has spent most of his professional career in France and the United States, where he managed factories, worked in innovation and as a consultant. His non-fiction includes a book about patents, of which he has several himself, and his grandfather’s diaries from the 1930s. His novels, six so far, revolve around escapades with streaks of surrealism. He is married, has one son, and lives with his wife in Kent, England.