Following his graduation from Alfred University in 1956, Robert Littell served four years in the U.S. Navy. After his service, he became a journalist and foreign correspondent for Newsweek magazine.
He specializes in spy novels but has additionally written semi-fiction and non-fiction pieces. His work has been adapted for films and television series. In 2005, he was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Mystery/Thriller category for Legends. He is also the winner of the 1973 British Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award for his fiction. He currently lives in France.