Carrie Hagen

Nonfiction Writer and Researcher, Teacher

I am a practicing writer with a range of experience in teaching young writers.

In 2011, The Overlook Press published my first book, we is got him, the narrative nonfiction account of the first recorded ransom kidnapping in American history. Kirkus Reviews called it “a slice of American crime history both instructive and tragically entertaining.” My other writing credit include contributions to the online publications of Smithsonian and The Atlantic Monthly.

I have taught high school English for fifteen years at Council Rock North High School in Newtown, Pennsylvania. In addition to my MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College, I have an MA in English from The College of New Jersey.