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Alan FurstAlan Furst was born in New York City in 1941. He grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and spent a lot of time as a child exploring the city. He majored in English at Oberlin College, and after graduating became a taxi drive in New York. He then became a teaching assistant at Pennsylvania State University, where he would also do his masters. Furst began a PhD, but did not complete it. He did however complete a Fulbright teaching fellowship at the University of Montpellier in France.

Upon his return to the United States, Furst moved to Seattle and took up work as a advertising copywriter. While here, he wrote his first novel, Your Day in the Barrel, and then three more. He later moved to Bainbridge Island and began writing columns and articles for various magazines including Esquire, The International Herald Tribune, and The New York Times. Furst moved back to France, this time Paris, and lived there for seven years while continuing to write freelance and work on his novels.

Furst's writing approach has changed vastly since his early days as a novelist, and his first few novels are written very differently than the rest. He is best known for his Night Soldiers novels, a series of related historical spy thrillers with largely independent plots, but reoccurring characters.

Furst currently lives in Sag Harbor, on the east end of Long Island. You can find signed, rare, and collectible books by Furst below this bio.

Alan Furst Book List and Awards
Author's website: www.alanfurst.net
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Under Occupation
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Under Occupation by Alan Furst

Mission to Paris
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Mission to Paris by Alan Furst

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Midnight in Europe | Furst, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Furst, Alan | Midnight in Europe | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2014 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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A Hero of France by Alan Furst | Signed First Edition Book Furst, Alan | Hero of France, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  May 2016 NY: Random House First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Foreign Correspondent, The | Furst, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Furst, Alan | Foreign Correspondent, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Mission to Paris | Furst, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Furst, Alan | Mission to Paris | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2012 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Blood of Victory | Furst, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Furst, Alan | Blood of Victory | Signed First Edition Copy

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Spies of the Balkans | Furst, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Furst, Alan | Spies of the Balkans | Signed First Edition Copy

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Midnight in Europe | Furst, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Furst, Alan | Midnight in Europe | Signed First Edition Copy

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2019 NY: Random House First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Alan Furst Bibliography


Night Soldiers Novels

  • Night Soldiers - 1988
  • Dark Star - 1991
  • The Polish Officer - 1995
  • The World at Night - 1996
  • Red Gold - 1999
  • Kingdom of Shadows - 2000
  • Blood of Victory - 2003
  • Dark Voyage - 2004
  • The Foreign Correspondent - 2006
  • The Spies of Warsaw - 2008
  • Spies of the Balkans - 2010
  • Mission to Paris - 2012
  • Midnight in Europe - 2014
  • A Hero of France - 2016

Other Novels

  • Your Day in the Barrel - 1976
  • The Paris Drop - 1980
  • The Caribbean Account - 1981
  • Shadow Trade - 1983
  • Under Occupation - November 2019

Awards


  • Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award - 2011

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