William Ryan was called to the English bar after university in Dublin, then worked as a lawyer in the City. His novels THE HOLY THIEF, THE BLOODY MEADOW and THE TWELFTH DEPARTMENT set in 1930s Stalinist Russia, have been shortlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Award, the CWA New Blood Dagger, the Irish Fiction Award and twice for the Ireland AM Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award. William is married and lives in West London.
William Ryan, author of The Constant Soldier, discusses the photographs of daily life in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, which inspired his gripping tale of guilt and love set during the final bitter weeks of the Nazi regime.
We're delighted to have four Pan Macmillan titles shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards: Emma Donoghue's The Wonder, Paul Howard's I Read The News Today, Oh Boy, Roddy Doyle's Rover and the Big Fat Baby and William Rya...
The best historical crime fiction books, as chosen by William Ryan, author of The Constant Soldier.
Every year crime fiction readers and writers make their way to Harrogate for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Here's a run down of where you can catch our authors at this year's festival.
'When you read a book, the story definitely happens inside your head. When you listen, it seems to happen in a little cloud all around it.' - Robin Sloan, Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore.
" The gradual shift away from the early ideals and hopes of the Revolution to the absolute oppression of the thirties was a tragedy for many Soviet citizens, and one that was repeated around the world from Albania to Cambodia."
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