Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin but after that he traveled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. His books include a new series set during the Second Punic War as well as the bestselling Forgotten Legion Chronicles.
From his Q & A at Declan Burke's blog, Crime Always Pays:
What crime novel would you most like to have written?Visit Ben Kane's website and blog.
THE TWELVE by Stuart Neville. Absolutely outstanding.
What fictional character would you most like to have been?
Alv, the young cowherd/smith/hero figure in the sadly little known but absolutely outstanding Winter of the World trilogy by Michael Scott Rohan.
Who do you read for guilty pleasures?
Christian Cameron – his 4th century BC novels are some of the finest historical fiction around.
Most satisfying writing moment?
Writing the....[read on]
Writers Read: Ben Kane (April 2011).
My Book, The Movie: The Forgotten Legion trilogy.
The Page 69 Test: The Road to Rome.