Paul Stewart is the author of The Edge Chronicles. He was born in London in 1955. He was inspired by a doodle drawn by Chris Riddell, which was eventually to become the Edgeworld. Their collaborations also include the Barnaby Grimes series, Muddle Earth, the Wyrmeweald, the Scavenger and the Far-Flung Adventure Trilogy as well as several other childrens' books. He lives in Brighton, Sussex.