George Hagen was born in 1958 in Harare, Zimbabwe. His family was from South Africa. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and has worked as a carpenter, cartoonist, magazine writer, screenwriter and novelist.


He has written two adult novels, THE LAMENTS and TOM BEDLAM. GABRIEL FINLEY is his first children's novel.


His hobbies include making giant puppets, painting and pinhole photography. He likes history and fiction, poems, riddles, palindromes and puns and is fascinated by how things work and where odd words come from.


He has a dog named Finley.


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For information about his adult novels, click here.