T.A.G. Hungerford (5 May 1915 – 19 June 2011) was born in Perth, Western Australia. He grew up in the South Perth area and served in the Australian Army during World War II. Since concluding his army service in 1947, he generally worked as a journalist, living in Canberra, Hong Kong, New York and Perth. He worked as a freelance writer since his retirement in 1967.
He began writing in his late teens. The Ridge and the River, the first of his four
novels, was published in 1952, and his articles, poetry and short stories have been published widely in journals, newspapers and anthologies throughout Australia and overseas.