The author who came in from the cold

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Robert Littell has taken America by storm with his 13th novel</p><p>
At age 67, journalist turned author Robert Littell has been reinvented. His name may not be familiar to booksellers, since his last UK title Walking Back the Cat (Faber) was published back in 1996. But now his espionage epic The Company (Macmillan, 20th September, &#163;16.99, 0333746996) has sold 100,000 copies in hardback in the US, breathing fresh life into the spy genre and giving his US publisher Overlook its biggest hit to date.</p><p>
Littell has been compared to Robert Ludlum and John le Carr&eacute;, and The C...

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