`A clever and exciting thriller ... Chess writer and acclaimed novelist Bennett has produces a crime novel that's both literary and gripping, a rare treat' -- John Harding, Daily Mail
`A potentially rich metaphor for life... a racy addition to chess fiction' -- Steven Poole, Guardian
`This classy, literate thriller is about chess, psychoanalysis, Russian skullduggery, history, mystery, romance - and more' -- Kate Saunders, The Times
About the Author
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.