Andrew O'Hagan was born in Glasgow in 1968. His first book, The Missing, was published in 1995. Our Fathers, his debut novel, was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize. His second novel, Personality, was published in 2003 and won the James Tait Black Mermorial Prize for Fiction. In January of that year Granta named him one of the Best of Young British Novelists and in April he recieved the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in London.
His new book Be Near Me is a story of art and politics, love and change and a book about the way we live now.