Ronan Bennett





Ronan Bennett


Born
in The United Kingdom
January 14, 1956


Ronan Bennett is a novelist and screenwriter who was born and brought up in Northern Ireland and now lives in London. His third novel, The Catastrophist, was nominated for the Whibread award in 1998. Havoc, in Its Third Year (2004) was listed for the Booker prize. Havoc has been adapted into a motion picture to be released later in 2012. His latest novel is Zugzwang. His television drama Top Boy will be broadcast by Channel 4 in November 2011.

In addition to Havoc and Top Boy, Ronan has an excessive amount of work writing and creating for both television and the screen.

Long before Ronan ever thought of becoming a writer, he did a brief stint in prison for crimes perpetrated by the Irish Republican Army, crimes he was wrongly accused for.

Average rating: 3.52 · 1,491 ratings · 185 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
The Catastrophist

3.69 avg rating — 588 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
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Zugzwang

3.31 avg rating — 450 ratings — published 2006 — 27 editions
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Havoc, in Its Third Year

3.52 avg rating — 363 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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The Second Prison

3.83 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1991 — 4 editions
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Overthrown By Strangers

3.48 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Double Jeopardy

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Living Day to Day: The 5 Se...

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Discoverer Of The Human Hea...

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Strade di Belfast: Storie d...

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“We start out in these things from the same places, the fast and the slow. We pass along the same stages: excitement, enchantment, dispute, anger, reconciliation, love. And the end of love. We pass these same stages, unevenly paced, until at last, everything exhausted, we arrive at a place marked I just don't care anymore.”
Ronan Bennett, The Catastrophist

“Since I am never alone with myself. Since I am always watching the character playing my part in the scene, there is no possibility of spontaneity.”
Ronan Bennett, The Catastrophist

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