| Brian Harry Freemantle
10 June 1936 (age 79)
Southampton, England, United Kingdom (1936-06-10) |
Edgar Award for Best Novel
The Cloud Collector: A Thriller, Charlie M, Comrade Charlie, Red Star Falling: A Thriller, Red Star Rising: A Thriller
Brian Freemantle Wikipedia
Brian Harry Freemantle (born 10 June 1936) is an English thriller and non-fiction writer, known for his 1977 spy novel Charlie M.
Freemantle was born in Southampton, and has written under the pseudonyms John Maxwell, Jonathan Evans, Jack Winchester and Richard Gant. He is a Freeman of the City of London.
Until 1975, when he became a full-time writer, he was a foreign correspondent and editor for various newspapers, including the Daily Mail and the Daily Sketch. In April that year, he organised the sole British-led airlift rescue of South Vietnamese civilians during the Fall of Saigon, assisting in the evacuation of 100 orphans.