Frederick Forsyth

English author and political commentator.

Frederick Forsyth

Biography

Date of birth: 25 August 1938

Frederick Forsyth is an bestselling thriller writer, best known for The Day of the Jackal . He served as a jet fighter pilot in the RAF before joining Reuters news agency and later as an assistant diplomatic correspondent for the BBC.

His novels are written using the techniques he learnt as a journalist. Meticulously researched and tightly plotted, they often featuring real life figures such as Charles de Gaulle in The Day of the Jackal or Eduard Roschmann in The Odessa File . His books also suit the big screen almost perfectly and are regularly adapted into feature films.

He was awarded the CBE in 1997 and in 2012 the Crime Writers Association gave Forsyth the Cartier Diamond Dagger in recognition for his work.

Book and writing awards

Crime Writers Association Cartier Diamond Dagger award.

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The Kill List

The Kill List

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The Kill List - The names of those men and women who would threaten the world's security - held above top secret at the highest level of the US government. The Preacher - At the top of it, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his...
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The Kill List (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 22/05/2014
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The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 416 pages
Published: 07/04/2011
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One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, "The Day of the Jackal" is the electrifying story of the struggle to catch a killer... Read more

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The Fourth Protocol

The Fourth Protocol (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 07/04/2011
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Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan... Read more

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The Odessa File

The Odessa File (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 07/04/2011
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Can you forgive the past? It's 1963 and a young German reporter has been assigned the suicide of a holocaust survivor. The news story seems... Read more

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The Cobra

The Cobra (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 14/04/2011
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An unwinnable war: Cocaine is worth billions of dollars a year to the drug cartels who spread their evil seed across Western society. It causes... Read more

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The Afghan

The Afghan (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 13/08/2007
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When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they are primed for action - but what can they do?... Read more

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Avenger

Avenger (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 15/05/2004
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A young American aid volunteer, Ricky Colenso, is brutally murdered in former Yugoslavia. His grandfather, the Canadian billionaire Steven Edmond,... Read more

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The Phantom of Manhattan

The Phantom of Manhattan (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 250 pages
Published: 01/09/2000
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It was 1882 when Antoinette Giry, Maitresse du Corps de Ballet at the Paris Opera House, took her small daughter to the funfair at Neuilly. And... Read more

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Icon (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 03/07/1997
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It is 1999 and Russia is on the edge of total implosion. Social and moral order has collapsed and what small semblance of control there is, is being... Read more

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The Fist of God

The Fist of God (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 624 pages
Published: 09/02/1995
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During those fateful weeks before Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, a fragment of radio intercept had referred to Qubth-ut-Allah, a... Read more

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The Deceiver

The Deceiver (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 03/09/1992
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Sam McCready is The Deceiver, one of the Secret Intelligence Service's most unorthodox and most valued operatives, a legend in his own time. The... Read more

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The Negotiator

The Negotiator (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 02/02/1990
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The kidnapping of a young man on a country road in Oxfordshire is but the first brutal step in a ruthless plan to force the President of the United... Read more

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The Devil's Alternative

The Devil's Alternative (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 07/04/2011
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'Whichever option I choose, men are going to die'. When the entire Soviet Union wheat crop is destroyed by a devastating string of failures,... Read more

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The Shepherd

The Shepherd (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 144 pages
Published: 07/04/2011
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It is Christmas Eve, 1957. Flying home, on leave from Germany, he is alone in the cockpit of the Vampire. Sixty-six minutes of flying time, with the... Read more

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The Dogs of War

The Dogs of War (Paperback)

by Frederick Forsyth

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 07/04/2011
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An astonishing discovery is made in the remote African republic of Zangaro, one which could change the course of a nation's history forever. But... Read more

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