George V. Higgins (November 13, 1939 – November 6, 1999) was an American author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, and college professor. He is best known for his bestselling crime novels. His full name was George Vincent Higgins II, after an uncle living in Randolph, but he dropped the numeric (unofficially) in mid life. His books were all published as by George V. Higgins.
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''Politics is a choice of enemas. You're gonna get it up the ass, no matter what you do.''George V. Higgins (b. 1939), U.S. novelist. Ed Cobb, in Victories, ch. 7 (1991).
''Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.''George V. Higgins (b. 1939), U.S. novelist. Guardian (London, June 17, 1988).