Robert Harris's controversial and much-praised novel is now available in paperback, and will be the summer reading choice of many in search of an intelligent thriller to keep them entertained and enthralled this summer. A professional ghostwriter is sent to help Britain's former prime minister finish his memoirs, but soon becomes embroiled in the secrets and lies that are coming back to haunt the former leader. A popular choice in the books of the year round-ups. 'Brilliantly persuasive, right up to the last page of its astonishing and unpredictable conclusion' "Economist"
"A master of the intelligent thriller... The Ghost is Harris back on sparkling form" Simon Sebag Montefiore The Times 20080706
Robert Harris is one of Britain's most famous writers of thriller novels and gripping historical fiction. He is the author of eight bestselling historical and contemporary thrillers: Archangel, Enigma, Fatherland, The Fear Index, The Ghost, Imperium, Lustrum and Pompeii, all of which were worldwide bestsellers. Harris has been shortlisted for three notable literary awards: the Walter Scott prize for historical fiction, the Whitbread first novel award (now known as the Costa Book award) and the British Book Awards Popular Fiction Award. His most recent bestselling thriller, The Fear Index, was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, for best thriller of the year, at the 2012 Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards. Robert Harris has worked with international film director Roman Polanski to create the Golden Globe winning film The Ghost Writer, starring Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor. Enigma was adapted into an award-winning film starring Kate Winslet and Tom Hollander. His work has been translated into thirty-three languages. He was born in Nottingham in 1957 and is a graduate of Cambridge University. He worked as a reporter on the BBC's Newsnight and Panorama programmes, before becoming Political Editor of the Observer in 1987, and then a columnist on the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. In 2003 he was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards. He lives near Hungerford in Berkshire with his wife and their four children.