Gabriel Farago


Gabriel Farago is the USA TODAY Bestselling and Multi-Award-Winning Australian Author of the Jack Rogan Mysteries Series for the Thinking Reader.

As a lawyer with a passion for history and archaeology, Gabriel had to wait many years before being able to pursue another passion—writing—in earnest. However, his love of books and storytelling started long before that.

Born in Budapest, Gabriel grew up in post-War Europe, and after leaving Hungary during the Revolution of 1956, he went to school in Austria before arriving in Australia as a teenager. This allowed him to feel ‘at home’ in different countries and diverse cultures. 

Gabriel holds degrees in literature and law, speaks several languages and takes research and authenticity very seriously. Inquisitive by nature, he studied Egyptology and learned to read the hieroglyphs. He travels extensively and visits all of the locations mentioned in his books.

‘I try to weave fact and fiction into a seamless storyline,’ he explains. ‘By blurring the boundaries between the two, the reader is never quite sure where one ends, and the other begins. This is of course quite deliberate as it creates the illusion of authenticity and reality in a work that is pure fiction. A successful work of fiction is a balancing act: reality must rub shoulders with imagination in a way that is both entertaining and plausible.’

Gabriel lives in the Blue Mountains in Australia just outside Sydney, surrounded by a World Heritage National Park.

‘The beauty and solitude of this unique environment,’ he points out, ‘gives me inspiration and the energy to weave my thoughts and ideas into stories which, I sincerely hope, will in turn entertain and inspire my readers.’

If you like historical thrillers, excitement, mystery and suspense; if you enjoy exotic settings, colourful characters and fast-paced action; if you like to learn about interesting, well-researched subjects that tease your intellect and imagination, then once you step inside, Gabriel will show you his world: the world of the storyteller.

Shaped by a long legal career and experiences spanning several decades and continents, his is a mature voice that speaks in many tongues.

A writer like Gabriel sees the world through a different lens. Using creativity and imagination, he endeavours to weave fact and fiction into seamless stories that have only one aim: to entertain you.