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 he was living outside London. Five years later they settled in the suburbs of central New Jersey.
He graduated from New York University with a BFA in Film, and began working as a screenwriter while performing a host of different jobs—theater doorman, carpenter, word processor, cartoonist, executive secretary and freelance journalist.
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, and TOM BEDLAM was published in 2007. His upcoming children's novel is titled GABRIEL FINLEY & THE RAVEN'S RIDDLE, and arrives in Fall of 2014.
He lives in New York City with his wife and children.
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