Derek Robinson, the son of a policeman, read history at Cambridge before working in advertising in London and New York. His novel Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1971.
'Robinson should be mentioned in the same breath as Mailer, Ballard
or Heller. A masterpiece' Express. * Express *
'Nobody writes about the war quite like Derek Robinson' Mike Petty, Independent. * Independent *
'Robinson writes with tireless enthusiasm which never sacrifices detail to pace, or vice versa ... Terrific' Jennifer Selway, Observer. * Observer *