Robert Harris is the author of twelve bestselling novels- the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave and most recently, Munich. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.
"Grips from start to finish . . . Munich captures the mood of the times: the suspicion and the fear, the political intrigue, the swagger of the Nazi machine and the widespread elation at the mistaken belief that war has been averted. Superb." -- Simon Humphreys * Mail on Sunday * "Harris's cleverness, judgment and eye for detail are second to none . . . his research is so impeccable that he could have cut all the spy stuff and published Munich as a history book. Harris's treatment of Britain's most maligned prime minister is so powerful, so persuasive, that it ranks among the most moving fictional portraits of a politician that I have ever read" -- Dominic Sandbrook * Sunday Times * "An intelligent thriller . . . with exacting attention to historical detail" * The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR * "Atmospheric and fast-paced literary thriller . . . [it] grips from start to finish . . . Superb" * Mail on Sunday * "Unputdownable to the point of being dangerous: the house could have been on fire while I was reading and I wouldn't have noticed" -- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express * "Harris makes the reader gasp at every turn, with a truly moving portrayal of Chamberlain as a man who did the wrong thing for the right reason" * Daily Express, BOOKS OF THE YEAR * "A brilliantly constructed spy novel set amid the politicking of Chamberlain's last-ditch negotiations with Hitler" -- Ben East * Observer * "A tantalising addition to the inexhaustible game of "what if"?" -- Anthony Quinn * Guardian * "A wonderful tale of personal relationships and political drama...This is a very, very good read" -- Vince Cable * Spectator, BOOKS OF THE YEAR * "I enjoyed romping through Robert Harris' Munich" -- Nick Curtis * Evening Standard, BOOKS OF THE YEAR *