Alan Furst

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Birthday
20, 1941
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
New York

About

An American author of historical spy novels, he is particularly known for his Night Soldiers series. Many of his novels are set during the World War II era.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he worked in advertising and wrote magazine articles for publications such as Esquire and The International Herald Tribune.

Trivia

He received the Helmerich Award from the Tulsa Library Trust in 2011.

Family Life

He grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side and later received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College (in Ohio).

Associated With

While taking classes at Columbia University, he became friends with Margaret Mead.