Ed O’Loughlin grew up in Kildare town, Ireland, where he moved from his native Toronto, Canada, aged six. After completing his studies at Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University, he reported from Dublin and Africa for The Irish Times, and was Middle East correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age of Melbourne.

His first novel, Not Untrue & Not Unkind was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009 and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award.

His second novel, Toploader, a darkly comic vision of the “war against terror”, was published by Quercus in 2011. All You Can Eat, a novella satirising the Irish economic crash, appeared in 2013.

His third novel, Minds of Winter, was published by Riverrun in August 2016.

He lives in Dublin with his wife and two children.