About My Latest Book: King’s Gambit
“Hoffman’s masterful, exhaustive tale of chess, its soaring triumphs and crushing discontents is filled with enough international intrigue and warped, shady characters to pass for the latest James Bond sequel.” —starred review, Publishers Weekly
Of my 11 books, King’s Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World’s Most Dangerous Game is by far my most personal work. It is part memoir (my retreat as a troubled child into the seemingly tidy black-and-white world of chess) and part an intimate look at the cutthroat world of championship chess. My Website has an excerpt and reviews of King’s Gambit as well as a Q&A with me about the book.