Frederick Forsyth

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Birthday
25, 1938
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
England

About

The recipient of the 2012 Crime Writers Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger honor, this British author penned such popular thrillers as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, and The Devil's Alternative.

Before Fame

Before beginning his writing career, he studied at Spain's University of Granada and worked as a fighter pilot for the Royal Air Force. Later, he became a correspondent for both the BBC and Reuters.

Trivia

His debut fiction work, The Day of the Jackal, received the Edgar Allan Poe Award and became a worldwide bestseller.

Family Life

He grew up in Ashford, Kent, England, as the child of a fur coat merchant.

Associated With

Christopher Walken starred in the 1980 film adaptation of Forsyth's 1974 work The Dogs of War.