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Author Robert LittellRobert Littell was born January 8, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Alfred University (New York) in 1956. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy and served at times as his ship's navigator, antisubmarine warfare officer, communications officer, and deck watch officer. He is also a former Newsweek editor and journalist who specialized in Soviet affairs. He left journalism in 1970 to write fiction full time.

He is the author of more than fifteen novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Company and Legends.

He is also an amateur mountain climber and is the father of award-winning novelist Jonathan Littell.

Littell currently lives in France.

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The Mayakovsky Tapes
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A Nasty Piece of Work
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Young Philby
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The Stalin Epigram
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Legends
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An Agent in Place
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Amateur | Littell, Robert | Signed First Edition Thus Book Littell, Robert | Amateur | Signed First Edition Thus Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  1981 NY: Overlook.  First edition, first printing (thus), 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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Amateur, The | Littell, Robert | Signed First Edition UK Book Littell, Robert | Amateur, The | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book 1981 LON: Jonathan Cape First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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An Agent in Place | Littell, Robert | First Edition Book Littell, Robert | An Agent in Place | First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1991 NY: Bantam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1991 NY: Bantam First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Company, The | Littell, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Littell, Robert | Company, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book April 2002 NY: Overlook Press 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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Company, The | Littell, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Littell, Robert | Company, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book April 2002 NY: Overlook Press First edition, first printing, near-fine (pages toned) 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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Debriefing, The | Littell, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Littell, Robert | Debriefing, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Debriefing, The | Littell, Robert | Signed First Edition Thus Book Littell, Robert | Debriefing, The | Signed First Edition Thus Book

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Defection of A.J. Lewinter | Littell, Robert | Signed First Edition Thus Book Littell, Robert | Defection of A.J. Lewinter | Signed First Edition Thus Book

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Defection of A.J. Lewinter, The | Littell, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Littell, Robert | Defection of A.J. Lewinter, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Legends | Littell, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Littell, Robert | Legends | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation | Littell, Robert | First Edition Book Littell, Robert | Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation | First Edition Copy

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2005 NY: Overlook Press  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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Mayakovsky Tapes, The | Littell, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Littell, Robert | Mayakovsky Tapes, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2016 NY: St. Martin's Press 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. Note: Robert Littell will be available to sign after March 2017

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Nasty Piece of Work, A | Littell, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Littell, Robert | Nasty Piece of Work, A | Signed First Edition Copy

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Once and Future Spy | Littell, Robert | Signed First Edition Thus Book Littell, Robert | Once and Future Spy | Signed First Edition Thus Book

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Once and Future Spy, The | Littell, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Littell, Robert | Once and Future Spy, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Sisters, The | Littell, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Littell, Robert | Sisters, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

1986 NY: Bantam Author Signed ARC  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Stalin Epigram, The | Littell, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Littell, Robert | Stalin Epigram, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Vicious Circle | Littell, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Littell, Robert | Vicious Circle | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Visiting Professor, The | Littell, Robert | Signed First Edition Thus Book Littell, Robert | Visiting Professor, The | Signed First Edition Thus Book

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Walking Back the Cat | Littell, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Littell, Robert | Walking Back the Cat | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

1997 NY: The Overlook Press Author Signed ARC  Advance reading copy, later printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book  1997 NY: Overlook Hardcover Book  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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Robert Littell Bibliography


Novels

  • The Defection of A. J. Lewinter - 1973
  • Sweet Reason - 1974
  • The October Circle - 1975
  • Mother Russia - 1978
  • The Debriefing - 1979
  • The Amateur - 1981
  • The Sisters - 1986
  • The Revolutionist - 1988
  • The Once and Future Spy - 1990
  • An Agent in Place - 1991
  • The Visiting Professor - 1994
  • Walking Back the Cat - 1997
  • The Company - 2002
  • Legends - 2005
  • Vicious Circle - 2006
  • The Stalin Epigram - 2009
  • Young Philby - 2012
  • A Nasty Piece of Work - 2013
  • The Mayakovsky Tapes - 2016

Alternative History

  • If Israel Lost the War (with Richard Z. Chesnoff and Edward Klein) - 1969

Non-Fiction

  • For the Future of Israel (with Shimon Peres) - 1998

Robert Littell Awards

  • The Defection of A. J. Lewinter - 1973 British Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger Award for fiction
  • Legends - 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Mystery/Thriller category

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