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Jul 14, 2018

On this episode of the Spybrary Spy Podcast, Shane Whaley hosts a round table discussion on the life and books of spy writer Frederick Forsyth.

Author and spy, yes spy, Frederick Forsyth has been writing for over 50 years. The former Reuters man is best known for his debut novel 'Day of the Jackal' as well as The Odessa File, The Dogs of War and The Fourth Protocol. He has written almost 30 books with a new novel The Fox due out later this year.

Shane is joined by Tom from the Literary 007 website and writer David Holman. Think of this episode as a primer on Fredrick Forsyth as it is impossible to do justice to a master storyteller who has been writing for almost 50 years.  On this round panel we discuss:

  • How did David Holman and Tom get into Frederick Forsyth's work?
  • What is so appealing about Forsyth's writing?
  • What Frederick Forsyth and John le Carre have in common when it comes to research for their spy books
  • Which Forsyth novel should those new to his work start with.
  • How does Frederick Forsyth's later work stack up?
  • The movie adaptations of Forsyth's novels and which of his books does David reckon is crying out to be adapted for the big screen.

And Much More!