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Andrew O'Hagan - Author

About the Author

Andrew O’Hagan is one of his generation’s most exciting and most serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain and the part it plays in the world. He has twice been nominated for the Man Booker Prize. He was voted one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is editor at large of the London Review of Books and he lives in London.

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Featured books by Andrew O'Hagan

The Secret Life Three True Stories

The Secret Life Three True Stories

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/06/2017

'Ghosting' introduces us to the beguiling and divisive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose autobiography the author agrees to ghostwrite with unforeseen-and unforgettable-consequences. 'The Invention of Ronnie Pinn' finds the author using the actual identity of a deceased young man to construct an entirely new one in cyberspace, leading him on a journey into the deep web's darkest realms. And 'The Satoshi Affair' chronicles the strange case of Craig Wright, the Australian web developer who may or may not be the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, and who may or may not be willing, or even able, to reveal the truth. What does it mean when your very sense of self becomes, to borrow a phrase from the tech world, 'disrupted'? Perhaps it takes a novelist, an inventor of selves, armed with the tools of a trenchant reporter, to find an answer.

Other books by Andrew O'Hagan

The Secret Life Three True Stories

The Secret Life Three True Stories

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

In The Secret Life: Three True Stories, Andrew O'Hagan issues three bulletins from the porous border between cyberspace and the 'real world'. 'Ghosting' introduces us to the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose autobiography the author agrees to ghostwrite, with unforgettable consequences. 'The Invention of Ronald Pinn' finds O'Hagan using the identity of a deceased young man to construct an entirely new one online, leading him on a journey into the deep web's darkest realms. 'The Satoshi Affair' chronicles the strange case of Craig Wright, the Australian web developer who may or may not be the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, and who may or may not be willing, or even able, to reveal the truth.

Leuchten uber Blackpool

Leuchten uber Blackpool

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

In seinem neuen Roman schildert der preisgekronte schottische Autor und zweifache Booker Prize-Nominee Andrew O'Hagan die Geschichte zweier Menschen zwischen Erinnerung und Vergessen - ein brisanter Aufschrei gegen den Krieg und die Gesellschaften, die ihn begunstigt haben, und eine vielschichtige, virtuose Erzahlung uber Familie, Verlust, Geheimnisse und Vergebung.In jungen Jahren war Anne Quirk eine auergewohnliche Fotografin, heute bleiben ihr nur noch Lichtblitze von der Vergangenheit. Die fortschreitende Demenz scheint sie jedoch auch vor allzu unliebsamen Erinnerungen zu schutzen. Als ihr geliebter Enkel Luke, Captain in der britischen Armee, aus Afghanistan nach Schottland zuruckkehrt, reisen beide nach Blackpool - an den Ort, wo Anne einst ihre Dunkelkammer hatte. Und es ist dort, wo lang verborgene Geheimnisse allmahlich ihren Weg ans Licht finden.

Das geheime Leben

Das geheime Leben

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

In "e;Das geheime Leben"e; berichtet der preisgekronte Autor und Insider Andrew O'Hagan von drei wahren wie brisanten Fallen am Rande der verschwimmenden Grenze zwischen dem Internet und der 'realen' Welt - eine spannende Reise, die in die virtuellen Abgrunde und bis ins Darknet fuhrt, beleuchtet von einem der "e;besten Essayisten unserer Zeit"e; (New York Times).Eine der Geschichten handelt vom polarisierenden WikiLeaks-Grunder Julian Assange, fur dessen Autobiographie O'Hagan als Ghostwriter engagiert wurde - mit unvorhergesehenen Konsequenzen. Die Erfahrung bewegte ihn zu einem riskanten Selbstversuch, bei dem er die tatsachliche Identitat eines verstorbenen Mannes benutzte, um sich selbst eine vollig neue zu erschaffen - und damit eine waghalsige Reise ins Darknet unternahm, wo alles - Sex, Drogen, Waffen - zu haben ist. Bis der Autor in die Aufdeckung von Satoshi Nakamoto, dem beruhmt-beruchtigten Erfinder von Bitcoin, hineingezogen wird. O'Hagan fuhrt uns dabei in die abgrundige Welt des Webs, einer verlockenden wie gefahrlichen Rutschbahn, in der eine Luge zur Wahrheit und schutzende Geheimhaltung schnell zu vorsatzlichem Betrug werden kann. "e;Das geheime Leben"e; ist furchtlose, investigative Berichterstattung und ein Meisterwerk des literarischen Journalismus."e;Im Darknet stellt dir keiner Fragen. Auer wieviel Gramm Heroin du willst, und ob lieber eine M24 mit Schalldampfer oder eine AK-47 mit verstellbarer Stahlkimme."e; Andrew O'Hagan

The Secret Life Three True Stories

The Secret Life Three True Stories

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/06/2017

'Ghosting' introduces us to the beguiling and divisive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose autobiography the author agrees to ghostwrite with unforeseen-and unforgettable-consequences. 'The Invention of Ronnie Pinn' finds the author using the actual identity of a deceased young man to construct an entirely new one in cyberspace, leading him on a journey into the deep web's darkest realms. And 'The Satoshi Affair' chronicles the strange case of Craig Wright, the Australian web developer who may or may not be the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, and who may or may not be willing, or even able, to reveal the truth. What does it mean when your very sense of self becomes, to borrow a phrase from the tech world, 'disrupted'? Perhaps it takes a novelist, an inventor of selves, armed with the tools of a trenchant reporter, to find an answer.

The Secret Life Three True Stories

The Secret Life Three True Stories

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

The slippery online ecosystem is the perfect breeding ground for identities: true, false, and in between. We no longer question the reality of online experiences but the reality of selfhood in the digital age. In The Secret Life: Three True Stories, Andrew O'Hagan issues three bulletins from the porous border between cyberspace and the 'real world'. 'Ghosting' introduces us to the beguiling and divisive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose autobiography the author agrees to ghostwrite with unforeseen-and unforgettable-consequences. 'The Invention of Ronnie Pinn' finds the author using the actual identity of a deceased young man to construct an entirely new one in cyberspace, leading him on a journey into the deep web's darkest realms. And 'The Satoshi Affair' chronicles the strange case of Craig Wright, the Australian web developer who may or may not be the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, and who may or may not be willing, or even able, to reveal the truth. What does it mean when your very sense of self becomes, to borrow a phrase from the tech world, 'disrupted'? Perhaps it takes a novelist, an inventor of selves, armed with the tools of a trenchant reporter, to find an answer.

Secret Life

Secret Life

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2017

The Secret Life is a book about identity, secrecy, surveillance and the relationship between the individual, the state and technology at a time when information and data has become the de facto currency of Late Capitalism. It is structured in three long essays, versions of which have appeared in the London Review of Books.Through Julian Assange, Satashi Nakamoto - the much mythologised founder of Bitcoin - and Ronald Pinn, an identity constructed by O'Hagan himself, what emerges in The Secret Life is a uniquely intelligent book about the criminal mind and collective responsibility in the twenty-first century.

The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe

The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

An utterly unique take on the most extraordinary period of the twentieth century, from one of Britain's most exciting literary writers. In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a dog. His name was Maf. He had an instinct for the twentieth century. For politics. For psychoanalysis. For literature. For interior decoration. This is his story. Maf the dog was with Marilyn for the last two years of her life. Not only a picaresque hero himself, he was also a scholar of the adventuring rogue in literature and art, witnessing the rise of America's new liberalism, civil rights, the space race, the New York critics, and was Marilyn Monroe's constant companion. Maf was very much a real historical figure, with his license and photographs sold at auction along with Marilyn's other person affects. Through his eyes we get an insight into the life of Monroe herself, and a fascinating new angle on the most talked-about decade of recent times.

The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe

The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2010

In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a dog. His name was Maf. He had an instinct for the twentieth century. For politics. For psychoanalysis. For literature. For interior decoration. This is his story. Maf the dog was with Marilyn for the last two years of her life. Not only a picaresque hero himself, he was also a scholar of the adventuring rogue in literature and art, witnessing the rise of America's new liberalism, civil rights, the space race, the New York critics, and was Marilyn Monroe's constant companion. The story of Maf the dog is a hilarious and highly original peek into the life of a complex canine hero - he was very much a real historical figure, with his license and photographs sold at auction along with Marilyn's other person affects. Through the eyes of Maf we're provided with an insight into the life of Monroe herself, and a fascinating take on one of the most extraordinary periods of the twentieth century.

The Atlantic Ocean Essays on Britain and America

The Atlantic Ocean Essays on Britain and America

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

A stunning collection of reportage from an acclaimed journalist and novelist hailed by the New York Times as 'the best essayist of his generation'. As he grew up, Andrew O'Hagan witnessed the decline of Britain and the rise of America, the end of British industry and the rise of Blair and the tabloids. This collection of essays tells the story of that period in our cultural and political life. Through the reported essays that first made O'Hagan's name, it is a book filled both with personal story and the power of documentary witness. Opening with a major personal piece examining the journey of Britain and America since the closing of the Thatcher years, it concludes with a piece of reportage telling the story of a British and an American soldier who died in Iraq on the same day in 2006. A fascinating, important and timely collection from a hugely important essayist.

The Atlantic Ocean Essays on Britain and America

The Atlantic Ocean Essays on Britain and America

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2008

As he grew up, Andrew O'Hagan witnessed the decline of Britain and the rise of America, the end of British industry and the rise of Blair and the tabloids. This collection of essays tells the story of that period in our cultural and political life. Through the reported essays that first made O'Hagan's name, it's a book filled both with personal story and the power of documentary witness. Opening with a major personal piece examining the journey of Britain and America since the closing of the Thatcher years, it concludes with a piece of reportage telling the story of a British and an American soldier who died in Iraq on the same day in 2006. A fascinating, important and timely collection from a hugely important essayist.

Be Near Me

Be Near Me

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2007

Longlisted for the Booker Prize, Be Near Me is a brilliantly moving story of art and politics, love and change, and the way we live now. When an English priest takes over a small Scottish parish, not everyone is ready to accept him. He makes friends with two local youths, Mark and Lisa, and clashes with a world he can barely understand. The town seems to grow darker each night. Fate comes calling, and before the summer is out his quiet life is the focus of public hysteria. Meanwhile a religious war is unfolding on his doorstep . . .

The Weekenders Adventures in Calcutta

The Weekenders Adventures in Calcutta

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2004

In 2001 a group of authors including Andrew O'Hagan, Tony Hawks and Irvine Welsh were given the opportunity to visit Sudan, one of the world's most inaccessible countries. The resulting book: The Weekenders - Travels in the Heart of Africa was an award-winning triumph, combining fiction and non-fiction into a compelling travel narrative that was both entertaining and illuminating. Now the Weekenders are back, joined by some new faces and taking on one of the world's most fascinating and contradictory cities - Calcutta. It is a trip like nothing you've ever seen or heard of before.

The Missing

The Missing

Author: Andrew O'Hagan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2004

One of the most original, moving and beautifully written non-fiction works of recent years, The Missing marked the acclaimed debut of one of Britain's most astute and important writers. In a brilliant merging of reportage, social history and memoir, Andrew O'Hagan clears a devastating path from the bygone Glasgow of the 1970s to the grim secrets of Gloucester in the mid 1990s. 'A triumph in words.' Independent on Sunday 'The Missing, part autobiography, part old-fashioned pavement-pounding, marks the most auspicious debut by a British writer for some time.' Gordon Burn, Independent 'A timely corrective to the idea that nothing profound can be said about now.' Will Self, Observer Books of the Year 'His vision of modern Britain has the quality of a poetic myth, with himself as Bunyan's questing Christian and the missing as Dantesque souls in limbo.' Blake Morrison, Guardian

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