Greyhound Literary

Edward Brooke-Hitching

Edward Brooke-Hitching is a screenwriter and author of The Madman's Library (Sunday Times Literary Book of the Year 2020, BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week), as well as the non-fiction bestsellers The Madman's Gallery, The Devil's Atlas, The Sky Atlas, The Golden Atlas (both shortlisted for Edward Stanford Writing Awards), The Phantom Atlas and Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports. His latest title is Love: A Curious History.

Edward spent six years as a fact-finder and scriptwriter for the BBC TV show QI before leaving to write books full time. The son of an antiquarian book dealer, and an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he lives with his labrador Annie Jump Cannon in a dusty heap of old maps and books in Berkshire, where he gardens poorly and practises sword-swallowing even less successfully.