George V. Higgins





George V. Higgins

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born
in Brockton, Massachusetts, The United States
November 13, 1939

died
November 06, 1999

gender
male

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George Vincent Higgins was a United States author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, and college professor. He is best known for his bestselling crime novels.


Average rating: 3.90 · 4,252 ratings · 536 reviews · 39 distinct works · Similar authors
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 2,593 ratings — published 1970 — 24 editions
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Cogan's Trade
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 776 ratings — published 1974 — 24 editions
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The Digger's Game
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 1973 — 12 editions
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The Rat On Fire
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1981 — 14 editions
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Kennedy for the Defense (Je...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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Trust
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1989 — 7 editions
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At End of Day
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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Outlaws
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1987 — 11 editions
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Bomber's Law
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1993 — 9 editions
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The Patriot Game
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1982 — 12 editions
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“This life's hard, but it's harder if you're stupid.”
George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle

“Nobody ever got started on a career as a writer by exercising good judgment, and no one ever will, either, so the sooner you break the habit of relying on yours, the faster you will advance. People with good judgment weigh the assurance of a comfortable living represented by the mariners’ certificates that declare them masters of all ships, whether steam or sail, and masters of all oceans and all navigable rivers, and do not forsake such work in order to learn English and write books signed Joseph Conrad. People who have had hard lives but somehow found themselves fetched up in executive positions with prosperous West Coast oil firms do not drink and wench themselves out of such comfy billets in order in their middle age to write books as Raymond Chandler; that would be poor judgment. No one on the payroll of a New York newspaper would get drunk and chuck it all to become a free-lance writer, so there was no John O’Hara. When you have at last progressed to the junction that enforces the decision of whether to proceed further, by sending your stuff out, and refusing to remain a wistful urchin too afraid to beg, and you have sent the stuff, it is time to pause and rejoice.”
George V. Higgins

“If you do not seek to publish what you have written, then you are not a writer and you never will be.”
George V. Higgins

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