Oliver Harris was born in London in 1978. He has an MA in Shakespeare studies from UCL, and a PhD in psychoanalysis from Birkbeck. He is the author of the Nick Belsey series of crime novels, as well as one work of non-fiction: Lacan's Return to Antiquity. He teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.
This may be the deepest a contemporary spy novel has penetrated the cold new world of dark web intelligence and cellphone surveillance....An absorbing, superbly written novel likely to stand as one of the best spy novels of the year * Kirkus, starred review for A Shadow Intelligence * Oliver Harris is always pure quality and I'm loving the hell out of his foray into the contemporary spy novel. Elegant and compulsive' * Ian Rankin, praise for A Shadow Intelligence * Elliott Kane is an unusually thoughtful spy...As much a thinker as a doer, Kane has much in common with le Carre's Jerry Westerby * Irish Times, praise for A Shadow Intelligence * The binary simplicity of the Cold War has been replaced by a geopolitical Rubik's cube of corruption, nationalism, oil money and internet deceit. Tremendous evocation of modern Kazakhstan and the contemporary intelligence landscape. Scary if true, or even half true * Sunday Times Crime Club, star pick for A Shadow Intelligence *