Alan Furst exploded onto the espionage literary scene with his 1988 novel, Night Soldiers. A
former Fulbright Teaching fellow at the Faculte des Lettres at the
University of Montpellier, freelance writer for magazines, and author of
four novels, Furst returned to France in the mid 1980s where he began
writing for the International Herald Tribune. There he penned
the first of his espionage novels, which has been followed in succession
by ten further novels that take the reader into the interwar period in
Eastern, Central, and Western Europe.
I must confess to a personal abiding admiration for that first novel, followed close upon by my love for The Polish Officer, from 1995. But each of Furst’s novels delivers a loving and endearing
evocation of a particular time and place–Europe between the First and
Second World Wars.
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