George Harrar is a fiction writer whose short stories have appeared in a dozen literary magazines, including the 1999 edition of BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES for "The 5:22". His novels include THE WONDER KID (Houghton Mifflin, 2006); THE SPINNING MAN, a philosophical mystery (Putnam, 2003); NOT AS CRAZY AS I SEEM (Houghton Mifflin, 2003); THE TROUBLE WITH JEREMY CHANCE (Milkweed Editions, 2003); PARENTS WANTED (Milkweed Editions, 2001); and FIRST TIGER (The Permanent Press, 1999). He is represented by Esmond Harmsworth of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth, Boston.
Harrar grew up in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania and graduated from New York University. He worked as a journalist for many years, writing and editing on several newpapers and magazines. He lives now in Wayland, Massachusetts, with his wife, Linda, a documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on PBS, Discovery, and Turner channels. They have one son, Anthony.