Alex George is a journalis, a bookseller, a director of a literary festival, and a lawyer. He was born in England, but resently lives in the midwest of America.
His boo, A Good American, was published by Amy Einhorn Books, an imprint of Penguin/Putnam, in February 2012. It as a# 1 Indie Next Pick, a Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, a Midwest Connections Pick, and a a Library Journal Best Book of the ear. It ha a national and international bestseller.
Setting Free The Kites was published in 2017, also by Penguin. It was an Indie Next Pick, a Barnes and Noble Best Fiction Pick, a Library Reads Choice and a Midwest Connection Pick.
His latest ovel, The Paris Hours, will be published by Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan, on May 5, 2020.
Alex read law at Oxford University and worked for eight years as a corporate lawyer in London and Paris. He went to the United States in 2003. In addition to writing, he owns an independent bookstor, Skylark Bookshop, in downtown Columbia, MO. He is also the founder and director of The Unbound Book Festival, which would be holding its fifth annual festival in April 2020. Past guests have included Michael Ondaatje, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, and George Saunders. He is also a practicing attorney in his spare time.
Alex has been named as one of Britain ’ s top ten “ thirtysomething ” novelists by the Times of London, and was lso named as the Independent on Sunday ’ s “ face to watch ” for fiction in its Fresh Talent feature.
Alex is married to the edito, rofessor, and critic, Alexandra Socarides. They live in Columbia, Missouri with their four children.