George Hutchinson was born in 1930. He was educated at various schools in the western suburbs of Sydney. He left school at age fifteen and after several years of employment, completed an Arts Degree at Sydney University in 1966 and a Diploma in Education in 1967. He was a staff high school teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time playwright.
George's previous publications include No Room For Dreamers, which was declared by the London Sunday Telegraph as the best fringe play of the 1980 Edinburgh Festival. In 1983, No Room For Dreamers was included on the NSW HSC Reading List.
The second play of his trilogy about Australian idealists, The Ballad Of Billy Lane, was also performed overseas, as well as in Australia. The third play of his trilogy, Henry and Peter and Henry and Me, was originally workshopped at the International Playwrights' Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Connecticut, USA in 1984.
The style of narration George has chosen for The Best Years of Your Life is suited to the era and reflects his deep and abiding love of Australian history. This book and all his previous works are evidence of this.
George is semi-retired and continues to live with his wife in the Sutherland Shire.