Frank Ryan is a distinguished and multiple-bestselling author, in the UK and US. He is one of those rare writers who can write fluently and engagingly in both fiction and non-fiction.
Frank's new fantasy title, The Snowmelt River, was published in September 2010. This is the John West Chosen Book for 2010.
His other fiction includes the thrillers, published by Hodder and Coronet, Goodbye Baby Blue and Tiger Tiger, which gathered fine reviews, including The Sunday Times, and found a readership of more than 300,000 in the UK alone, and his contemporary novels, Taking Care of Harry and Between Clouds and the Sea, explored the themes of mental illness and love in old age. His books have been translated into many languages and have been the subject of more than a dozen television features and documentaries. His science fiction novel, The Doomsday Genie, asks if the Genetic Age, with all of its potential for human good, might also bring with it a threat every bit as dangerous as the atomic bomb.
His non-fiction includes Tuberculosis: The Greatest Story Never Told (in America it was published as The Forgotten Plague), which was a non-fiction book of the year for the New York Times. First published by Swift Publishers in the UK, it took front page reviews in The New York Times and The Washington Post as well as lead reviews in The Daily Telegraph and New Scientist. His Virus X introduced the iconoclastic evolutionary concept of viruses as symbionts and his Darwin's Blind Spot introduced the concept of genomic creativity as an umbrella term for the pluripotential forces of evolution. Virolution, published by HarperCollins in 2009, has established Frank as a major force in modern evolutionary theory, resulting in his being elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London .
He is also a reviewer of books for the New York Times.
In addition to writing, Frank Ryan has directed his own commercial art gallery and has retained strong links with the artistic community. He is a gregarious and entertaining speaker, which has helped to make him popular with the live media. His philosophy is based on the importance of fun in everybody's daily life. He is married with two children.
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