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Alan Furst

USA flag (b.1941)

Alan Furst is an American author of historical spy novels set just prior to and during the Second World War.Furst lives in Sag Harbor, Long Island, but he considers himself a European by sensibility. Awarded a Fulbright teaching fellowship in 1969, Furst moved to Sommières, France, outside of Montpellier, and taught at the University of Montpellier. He later lived for many years in Paris, a city that he calls "the heart of civilization" and that figures significantly in all his novels.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Historical Mystery
Anthologies edited
Alan Furst recommends
Turnstone (2000)
(Faraday and Winter, book 1)
Graham Hurley
"Police procedural at its best. Tough, smart and too good to miss."
Wolf Among Wolves (2010)
Hans Fallada
"Fallada can be seen as a hero, a writer-hero who survived just long enough to strike back at his oppressors."
In Pursuit (2016)
Andrew Nagorski
"Andrew Nagorski has produced an important work-a well-written and revealing book about the darkest acts of World War ll."
District VIII (2017)
(Danube Blues, book 1)
Adam LeBor
"LeBor writes fiction with the scrupulous focus of the journalist...the world he creates is driven by the sharp edge of reality."

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