George Hagen was born in 1958 in Harare, Zimbabwe. His family was from South Africa and, like the itinerant family described in his first novel THE LAMENTS, they couldn't stay put anywhere. By 1964 they were living outside London.  Five years later they moved to the United States and settled in in Pennington, New Jersey.


He graduated from New York University with a BFA in Film, and began his career as a screenwriter.


After five years in Los Angeles, enduring earthquakes, riots as well as the subtler indignities of being a writer in Hollywood, he moved with his family back to New York City and started writing magazine essays and novels.


He published his first novel THE LAMENTS in 2004, TOM BEDLAM in 2007. His children's novel, GABRIEL FINLEY & THE RAVEN'S RIDDLE, was published in 2014 and will be followed by a sequel, GABRIEL FINLEY & THE LORD OF AIR AND DARKNESS.


He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and children.


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