Ned was born in London and lives in New York. His first novel, 'Boxer, Beetle', was widely praised, won prizes and was shortlisted for a lot more. We read it and it's brilliant. We haven't read his second novel, 'The Teleportation Accident', as yet, but it was even more widely praised and won more prizes (including the Encore Award). Following its publication he was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. His third novel, 'Glow', is published in May.