Robert Littell was born on January 8, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. He has been ranked amongst John Le Carre and Graham Greene for his masterful spy fiction. A Newsweek journalist in a previous incarnation, Littell has been writing about the Soviet Union and Russians since his first novel, the espionage classic The Defection of A.J.Lewinter. Among his numerous critically acclaimed novels are The October Circle, Mother Russia, The Debriefing, The Sisters, The Revolutionist, The Once and Future Spy, An Agent in Place, The Visiting Professor, the New York Times bestselling The Company (adapted for a TNT mini-series), and Legends (winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Best Thriller of 2005) and For the Future of Israel, a book of conversations with Shimon Peres. Littell is an American who makes his home in France
Partial Bibliography Left and Right with Lion and Ryan (1970) The Defection of A. J. Lewinter: A Novel of Duplicity (1973) Sweet Reason (1974) The October Circle (1975) Mother Russia (1978) The Debriefing (1979) The Amateur: A Novel of Revenge (1981) The Sisters: A Novel of Betrayal (1986) The Revolutionist (1988) The Once and Future Spy: A Novel of Obsession (1990) An Agent In Place (1991) The Visiting Professor (1993) Walking Back the Cat (1996) The Company: A Novel of the CIA (2002) Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation (2005) Vicious Circle: A Novel of Mutual Distrust (2006) The Stalin Epigram (2009).
This biography was last updated on 06/22/2009.
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