Frederick Forsyth

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‘The twists and turns are riveting’: Stephen King, Paula Hawkins and others on their favourite le Carré
The master of espionage wrote 26 novels – top authors share the books they love the most

Stephen King, Paula Hawkins, Frederick Forsyth, Aya de León, John Banville, William Boyd, Charlotte Philby and John Grisham

09, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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The Fox by Frederick Forsyth – digested read
John Crace puts the squeeze on the master thriller writer’s tale of teenage hackers, Russian spies and English baronets

John Crace

14, Oct, 2018 @4:00 PM

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Frederick Forsyth: what we learnt from his Live event
Thriller writer lifts the lid on his daredevil exploits and on the creative process but plays down his own brushes with death

Sian Cain

19, Oct, 2015 @4:00 PM

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Outsider: My Life in Intrigue by Frederick Forsyth review – anecdotal vignettes
The writer of The Odessa File fails to get to the heart of his own story, but there’s fun to be had in these James Bond-style escapades

Ben East

27, Sep, 2015 @12:00 PM

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The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue by Frederick Forsyth – digested read
Frederick Forsyth’s memoir – in which he outs himself as a spy and swashbuckles across eastern Europe – gets the thriller treatment from John Crace

John Crace

20, Sep, 2015 @4:00 PM

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Frederick Forsyth: I was an MI6 agent
Day of the Jackal author reveals in autobiography that he worked for the intelligence service for more than two decades

Alison Flood

01, Sep, 2015 @10:26 AM

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A book for the beach: The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Forsyth's classic thriller unfolds at a leisurely pace that makes it the perfect holiday read, says reader Daniel Gooding

Daniel Gooding

08, Aug, 2014 @10:52 AM

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Thrillers – review roundup
John O'Connell on Prayer by Philip Kerr, The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth, 419 by Will Ferguson, If You Were Here by Alafair Burke, Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler

John O'Connell

17, Oct, 2013 @12:00 PM

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Frederick Forsyth wins Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement award
The Day of the Jackal author honoured for settting 'a new standard of research-based authenticity' in thrillers

Alison Flood

17, Feb, 2012 @12:57 PM

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The Day of the Jackal – the hit we nearly missed | Charles Cumming
Charles Cumming: Forty years on, few books have changed the literary landscape like Frederick Forsyth's political thriller

Charles Cumming

03, Jun, 2011 @7:30 PM

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Digested read: The Cobra by Frederick Forsyth
'That's an even more absurd plot twist,' thought Dexter, suddenly realising that Devereux had switched the 200 tonnes of cocaine for baking soda

john Crace

16, Aug, 2010 @9:30 PM

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Hellhound on his Trail by Hampton Sides | Book review
A new book about Martin Luther King's assassin James Earl Ray has echoes of Frederick Forsyth but lacks a satisfying denouement, says Peter Preston

Peter Preston

05, Jun, 2010 @11:04 PM

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