A thriller for fans of Shadow of the Wind, The Interpretation of Murder and Restless Born of the weekly serialisation of the novel, as it was being written, in the Observer Ronan also now has a chess column in the Guardian
Ronan Bennett was brought up in Belfast. He is the author of four novels, including the hugely acclaimed The Catastrophist (shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award) and Havoc, in Its Third Year (winner of the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year and longlisted for both the Booker Prize and the IMPAC award). He has also written screenplays for film and television. Zugzwang was serialised weekly in the Observer in 2006. Ronan Bennett lives in London with his family.
Praise for Havoc, In Its Third Year: 'A gripping novel...staggered with betrayal and intrigue and suffused with the hot threat of violence. Bennett's prose is economical, powerful, and often poetic.' The Times 'Bennett's evocation of a corner of England on the edge of an apocalypse is wonderfully done.' Guardian 'Searingly powerful...a fable and parable for all times - and ours in particular...sublimely written.' Independent