Born: in Budapest, Hungary
Resides: Barnard, Vermont, USA
E-mail: g (dot) tatrallyay (at) gmail (dot) com
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Geza escaped with his family in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution, immigrating to Canada the same year. He grew up in Toronto, attending the University of Toronto Schools, where he was School Captain. He graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Human Ecology in 1972 (after taking a break in his studies to work as a host in the Ontario Pavilion at Expo70 in Osaka, Japan). Geza was selected as a Rhodes Scholar from Ontario, attending Oxford University and graduating with a BA/MA in Human Sciences in 1974; he completed his studies with a MSc in Economics from London School of Economics and Politics in 1975. Geza represented Canada as an epée fencer in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Geza's professional experience has included stints in government, international organizations, finance and environmental entrepreneurship. Since 2004, he has been semi-retired, managing a few investments mainly in the clean energy sector and devoting himself to his family and his writing. Geza is a citizen of Canada and Hungary, a green card holder with an American wife, a daughter living in San Francisco and a son in Nairobi, and currently divides his time between Barnard, Vermont, and San Francisco.
Books: Arctic Meltdown, a political / environmental thriller, e-published on Amazon and Smashwords (December, 2011); Twisted Reasons, an international crime thriller (Deux Voiliers Publishing, November 2014); Cello's Tears, a collection of poems (P.R.A. Publishing, May 14, 2015); For the Children, the narrative memoir of the author's escape from Hungary and immigration to Canada (Editions Dedicaces, May 28, 2015); The Expo Affair, the memoir of three Czechoslovak girls who approached the author during Expo70, the world's fair in Osaka, Japan to help them defect to Canada (Guernica Editions, April, 2016); Twisted Traffick, the second book in the 'Twisted' trilogy of international crime thrillers focusing on human trafficking (Black Opal Books, October 2017); Sighs and Murmurs, a second collection of poems (P.R.A. Publishing, April 2018); The Waffle and the Pancake, a children's picture story book (Bayeux Arts, August 2018); Twisted Fates, the third book in the 'Twisted' trilogy if international crime thrillers (Black Opal Books, June 2018); The Rainbow Vintner, an international political thriller about the rise of jihadist terrorism and the extreme far right in France (Black Opal Books, February, 2019); The Fencers, the memoir about a Romanian-Hungarian fencer who approached the author at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, where he represented Canada (Deux Voiliers Publishing, March 2019); Extinction, a third collection of poems (P.R.A. Publishing, April 2019).
Credits: All selections are from Extinction, P.R.A. Publishing, 2019.