Hagen Engler


Hagen Engler is an independent operator. Let’s rephrase that, I am an independent operator. I’ve been self-publishing anthologies, novels and magazines on my Pocket Assegaai Publications imprint for years. There have also been albums of music with Jedi Rollers, a short film, spoken-word poetry, and an eclectic blog of chaos and creativity at hagenshouse.com. In between, we bestrode the mainstream media firmament as editor of FHM magazine, freelance writer for numerous titles and web platforms and as wordsmith for hire.

Hagen Engler is the greatest export of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, after Melissa from Idols, Athol Fugard, John Kani, Graeme Pollock, Peter Pollock, Shaun Pollock, Jeremy Maggs, Danie Gerber if you count Despatch, Schalk Burger, Siya Kolisi, Evolver One, Garth Wright if you count Uitenhage, Sashi Naidoo and The Finkelstiens.

For more information or to purchase books, email hagen@hagenshouse.com, or visit www.hagenshouse.com.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
My first creative writing happened in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where I had a surfing column in a local newspaper, The Herald. From there I compiled a bunch of my columns into my first book, called Life's A Beach, and I was on my way...
What's the story behind your latest book?
Comrade Baby is another compilation, it puts together writings for Weekend Post, the Herald, Sunday Times and other sources. Quick and easy reading for anyone about to go to the toilet!
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Where to find Hagen Engler online

Where to buy in print


Comrade Baby ...and other South African Adventures
Price: Free! Words: 65,050. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Hagen Engler gains perspective on blackness, whiteness, drunkness, punkness, the Eastern Cape, Robot Guys and the resilience of his cushion-sized liver, as South Africa evolves from a gnomes' lair to a proper country with equal rights and opportunities for all-time cock-ups, poetry, depravity and hedonistic benders like you've never seen.

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