Ed Skoog was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1971.
He has been a Bread Loaf Fellow, the Jennie McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence at George Washington University, writer-in-residence at the Hugo House. He also received a fellowship from the Lannan Foundation to work on his next book in Marfa, Texas.
He co-hosts, with novelist J. Robert Lennon, the podcast Lunch Box, With Ed and John.
He lives in Seattle.