Ronan Ryan is originally from Clonmel in Ireland. At thirteen, he moved to Nagoya, Japan. He was educated in Dublin and studied psychology at university before embarking on an MSc in neuropsychology. He completed an MSc in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh, and lived in New Zealand, where he completed an English Literature PhD. Returning to Dublin, he worked on Jimmy Dice, his first novel. He lives in Dublin, still.
A brilliant debut. Edgy, fast-paced and clever . . . With his cinematic prose, Ronan Ryan takes you on many adventures which never fail to hold your attention. A fresh exciting new voice to be savoured -- Hina Belitz, author of SET ME FREE Ryan is a bold and brilliant new voice in Irish fiction. With a narrative that is both unique and spellbinding - he is a rising star -- Cat Hogan, author of THEY ALL FALL DOWN Brimming with affection, wisdom and texture, this coming-of-age saga announces the 36-year-old as one of the more accomplished newcomers in Irish fiction * Sunday Independent * Highly experimental, the debut is well and thoughtfully written. We'll be hearing more from Ronan Ryan -- Sue Leonard An engaging coming of age story told from a truly unique perspective. The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice is readable, thought provoking and highly entertaining -- Sinead Crowley Ryan's imaginative novel is full of adventure and told with compassion...a compelling account of a family's fortunes * Irish Times * Expertly experimental. Ryan has talent to burn * Irish Examiner * Hugely engaging... warm, sincere and big-hearted. A wonderful debut from an Irish talent. * Image Magazine * An Irish epic with a potent post-millennial hum and a wave-like momentum that becomes insidiously addictive * Irish Independent *