Andrew O Hagan

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About Author

Andrew O'Hagan, FRSL (born 1968) is a Scottish novelist and non-fiction author. He is also an Editor at Large of Esquire , London Review of Books & Critic at large for New York T Magazine. Andrew is currently a creative writing fellow at King's College London.

O'Hagan was selected by the literary magazine Granta for inclusion in their 2003 list of the top 20 young British novelists. His novels have been translated into 15 languages. His essays, reports and stories have appeared in London Review of Books, New York Review of Books, Granta, The Guardian and The New Yorker.

O'Hagan was born in Glasgow, and grew up in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire. He is of Irish Catholic descent and attended St Michael's Academy in Kilwinning before studying at the University of Strathclyde.

In 1991, O'Hagan joined the staff of the London Review of Books, where he worked for four years. In 1995, he published his first book, The Missing, which crossed genres by exploring the lives of people who have gone missing in Britain and the families left behind. The Missing was shortlisted for three literary awards. In 1999, O'Hagan's debut novel, Our Fathers (1999), was nominated for several awards, including the Booker Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the IMPAC Literary Award. It won the Winifred Holtby Prize for Fiction...

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