ROBERT LUDLUM Biography - Writers


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Robert Ludlum (1927-2001)                                                                 
pseudonyms Jonathan Ryder                                                                 
Writer and actor, born in New York City, New York, USA. He served in the Marine           
Corps (1944-6) and studied at Wesleyan (1951 BA). He became a Broadway and               
television actor (1952-60), and a theatre producer in New Jersey (1957-70) and           
New York City (1960-9). With the publication of his first espionage novel, The           
Scarlatti Inheritance (1971), he became a successful full-time writer of                 
suspense fiction. Later novels include The Bourne Identity (1980), The Scorpio           
Illusion (1992), The Matarese Countdown (1997), and The Prometheus Deception (2000).     
He lived in Hartford, CT.                                                                 
RELATED WORKS                                                                             
1971 The Scarlatti Inheritance                                                           
1972 The Osterman Weekend                                                                 
1980 The Bourne Identity                                                                 
1988 The Icarus Agenda                                                                   
1992 The Scorpio Illusion