Dan Speaks with Alan Furst, “an heir to the tradition of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene” – Episode 3
Alan Furst, who lives today in a Victorian house in Sag Harbor, is America’s premiere historical spy novelist. He’s written more than a dozen of his stories, almost always about the common folk of Europe who have to somehow deal with the Second World War against the Nazis every day. He is probably most famous for the Polish Officer, but other novels have won awards too.
Furst was born in New York City, attended Horace Mann School, received a B. A. from Oberlin College and an M. A. from Penn State. He soon was writing articles for the New York Times, Esquire, Architectural Digest and the International Herald Tribune.
Furst spends most every morning writing for a few hours, then spends the rest of the day enjoying the Hamptons and Sag Harbor. He took some of his time off to explain himself in our podcast.