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Alan Judd

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Name  Alan Judd
Role  Writer
Awards  Guardian Fiction Prize

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Books  The Kaiser's Last Kiss, The Devil's Own Work, A Breed of Heroes, Legacy, Uncommon Enemy

Alan Judd is a pseudonym used by Alan Edwin Petty. Born in 1946, he is a former soldier and diplomat who now works as a security analyst and writer in the United Kingdom. He writes both books and articles, regularly contributing to a number of publications, including The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator. His books include both fiction and non-fiction titles, with his novels often drawing on his military background.


Fiction Titles

  • A Breed of Heroes (1981 - adapted by Charles Wood as a BBC television film in 1996)
  • Short of Glory (1984)
  • The Noonday Devil (1987)
  • Tango (1989)
  • The Devil's Own Work (1991)
  • Legacy (2001)
  • The Kaiser's Last Kiss (2003)
  • Dancing with Eva (2006)
  • Uncommon Enemy (2012)
  • Inside Enemy (2014)
  • Non fiction Titles

  • Ford Madox Ford (1990)
  • First World War Poets (Character Sketches) (1997)
  • The Quest for C: Mansfield Cumming And the Founding of the Secret Service (1999)
  • Awards

  • A Breed of Heroes won the 1981 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was shortlisted and became runner-up in the 1981 Booker Prize.
  • In 1991, he won the Guardian Fiction Award for his book The Devil's Own Work.
  • References

    Alan Judd Wikipedia