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Alex George

Biography

Alex George

Alex George is a writer and a lawyer. He was born in England, but presently lives in the midwest of America.

His latest novel, A GOOD AMERICAN, was published by Amy Einhorn Books, an imprint of Penguin/Putnam, in February 2012. It was a national and international bestseller, and was a Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

His new novel, SETTING FREE THE KITES, was published by Penguin in February 2017.

Alex has been named as one of Britain’s top 10 “thirtysomething” novelists by the Times of London, and was also named as the Independent on Sunday’s “face to watch” for fiction in its Fresh Talent feature.

Alex read law at Oxford University and worked for eight years as a corporate lawyer in London and Paris. He moved to the United States in 2003, and re-qualified as a US attorney. In addition to writing, he also runs his own law firm and is the founder and director of a new literary festival, The Unbound Book Festival.

Alex is married to the writer and critic, Alexandra Socarides. They live in Columbia, Missouri with their four children. His hobbies include listening to obscure jazz albums, playing his saxophone, and cooking (and eating) complicated meals. He has appeared on television dancing in a shark suit. Loooong story.

Alex George

Books by Alex George

by Alex George - Fiction, Historical Fiction

For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on his first day of eighth grade, he meets Nathan Tilly, who changes everything. Nathan is confident, fearless, impetuous --- and fascinated by kites and flying. Robert and Nathan’s budding friendship is forged in the crucible of two family tragedies, and as the boys struggle to come to terms with loss, they take summer jobs at the local rundown amusement park. It’s there that Nathan’s boundless capacity for optimism threatens to overwhelm them both, and where they learn some harsh truths about family, desire and revenge.

by Alex George - Fiction, Historical Fiction

When Frederick and Jette must flee her disapproving mother in 1904, where better to go than America, the land of the new? By chance, they find themselves in Beatrice, Missouri. Not speaking a word of English, they embark on their new life together.