The Trustees

The Trustees is my most recent novel, and the one I’m most proud of. The blurb says on the back here…

“The Trustees is Hagen Engler’s fourth novel. Set after the era of illusory certainty, it charts the journey of a group of neighbours thrust together into a community of necessity. In a time of global trauma, they must decide which of the values and things handed to them in trust is really worth preserving.”

The book marks my return to self-publishing. It has been relatively well received by readers, and I’m keen to get it into as many people’s hands as possible. The physical copies are becoming rather scarce, but pdf copies are available for free by mailing If you’re interested in reading it, or you know someone else who would be, I’d love to hear what you guys think!

Writer, editor, ghostwriter, writing coach. I've been involved in 30+ book projects - for myself and for clients, partners and colleagues. Experience in marketing, PR, advertising, television, print and digital, corporate and editorial. Former editor of FHM magazine. Currently Director, Editorial and Content at Ogilvy PR, Johannesburg. Musical performance, spoken word as Inspector Ras. Guitar/vocals for The Near Misses, (Worst Band In JoburgTM). @hagenengler