Brigid Delaney was born in Melbourne and grew up in Warrnambool.
She moved to Dublin after studying arts/law at university and worked in a pub in Temple Bar, and started filing opinion pieces and essays for The Age. She returned to Australia to take up a position as an article clerk at a labour law firm on the far south-west coast of Victoria.
In 2001 she took a place as a trainee journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald.
In her five years at the Herald, Brigid worked in a variety of roles including as a general news reporter, feature writer and section editor.
In 2006 she moved to London and worked at the Telegraph news group, and the London bureau of CNN. She continued to write columns for the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC on-line and travel stories from around Europe for the SMH, the Age and the Qantas magazine.
Her writing has also appeared in the Guardian, Vogue, the Spectator and Griffith Review.
She is co-founder of anti-death penalty group The Mercy Campaign and currently lives in Sydney where she is Features editor of Guardian Australia.
Her first novel Wild Things is published by Harper Collins.
She has lived in Sydney, Melbourne, New York, London, Berlin and Barcelona.