July 28, 2009 | CUNY Lecture Series, Kingsborough Community College
Cuban cigars, fine wine and beautiful women are all part of the literal landscape in Alan Furst’s novels. For years, his tales of war-time espionage have thrilled and delighted audiences, while his witty prose and engrossing stories have put him in the company of Graham Greene and Eric Ambler by book critics. Greatly influenced by his life spent in the south of France, Furst has turned the city of Paris into a central character more than once in his fiction. “(Paris) was the heartbeat of culture-it symbolized the height and the potential of human civilization,” said Furst, speaking and reading from his most recent New York Times Best-Seller, “The Spies of Warsaw,” at the Best-Selling Author Series at Kingsborough Community College.