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A Novel of Dissimulation

by Robert Littell

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Robert Littell was born on January 8, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York.  Before taking up writing full time, he was a Soviet affairs journalist for Newsweek.  His first novel was published in 1970, but he came to note in 1973 with The Defection of A.J. Lewinter.  He currently lives in France. 

His next novel, Vicious Circle, is set in Israel and Palestine and is due to be published this September. 

Left and Right with Lion and Ryan (1970)
The Defection of A. J. Lewinter (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 (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).

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