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Alan Furst

Author of Night Soldiers

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Furst received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1962 and an M.A. from Penn State in 1967. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Furst worked in advertising and wrote magazine articles, most notably for Esquire, and as a columnist for the International Herald Tribune His early novels (1976-1983) achieved limited success. However, the 1988 publication of Night Soldiers inspired by a 1984 trip to Eastern Europe on assignment for Esquire revitalized his career. It was the first of his highly original novels about espionage in Europe before and during the Second World War. Born in New York on February 20, 1941, he lived for long periods in France, especially Paris where he was awarded a Fulbright teaching fellowship. In 2011, the Tulsa Library Trust in Tulsa, Oklahoma selected Furst to receive its Helmerich Award, a literary prize given annually to honor a distinguished author's body of work He also made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 with his title The Mission to Paris and Midnight in Europe in 2014. Furst again made the New York Times Bestseller in 2016 with his novel a Hero of France. (Publisher Provided) Alan Furst is an American author of spy novels. He was born in New York City on February 20, 1941, and was raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Furst received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1962 and an M.A. from Penn State in 1967. His novels are set just prior to and during the Second World War. Titles include: Night Soldiers, Kingdom of Shadows (which won the 2001 Hammett Prize), Blood of Victory, Spies of the Balkans and Mission to Paris. In 2011, the Tulsa Library Trust in Tulsa, Oklahoma, selected Furst to receive its Helmerich Award, a literary prize given annually to honor a distinguished author's body of work. Furst made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 with his title The Mission to Paris and Midnight in Europe in 2014. Furst again made the New York Times Bestseller in 2016 with his novel A Hero of France. (Bowker Author Biography)
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#1 Alan Furst, b. 1941 - Night Soldiers

Night Soldiers 1,445 copies, 43 reviews
The Foreign Correspondent (Author) 1,248 copies, 31 reviews
Spies of Warsaw 1,129 copies, 45 reviews
The Polish Officer 1,105 copies, 32 reviews
Dark Star 1,090 copies, 23 reviews
Kingdom of Shadows 1,016 copies, 23 reviews
Mission to Paris (Author) 996 copies, 68 reviews
Spies of the Balkans (Author) 963 copies, 36 reviews
Blood of Victory 893 copies, 13 reviews
The World at Night 876 copies, 23 reviews
Dark Voyage 852 copies, 27 reviews
Red Gold 757 copies, 11 reviews
Midnight in Europe 615 copies, 46 reviews
A Hero of France 557 copies, 29 reviews
Under Occupation 217 copies, 12 reviews
The Ministry of Fear (Introduction, some editions) 1,485 copies, 26 reviews

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