Born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1938, the middle child of Alfred and Margaret Carrington, Grant Carrington grew up in the suburban town of North Haven, graduating from North Haven High in 1956, getting bachelors and masters degrees in math from NYU and the University of Florida respectively. He has worked as a computer programmer for Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Florida, the Naval Telecommunications Command, Savannah River Ecology Lab, Westinghouse Corporation, and the Treasury Department of the United States, from which he retired in 2004.
Grant Carrington has published one novel, Time's Fool, now republished by Variations on a Theme in an expanded edition containing accompanying short stories to form a complete Timedipper story arc. The new publication is titled, Time's Fool, and Other Stories.
Grant has also published about 40 short stories in science fiction, literary, and men's magazines, three songs, numerous book & record reviews, several articles, and even a short-lived column, as well as having five plays produced in Baltimore. His CDs, Songs Without Wisdom and Ancient Laughter, are available at CDBaby and Amazon.com.