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1980 - Mystery (Paperback)

The Spy Who Sat and Waited

By R. Wright Campbell

Original Publisher: Putnam

Current Publisher: Out of Print

Fiction Finalists for Mystery (Paperback) That Year: 

Fiction Winner for Mystery (Paperback) That Year: William F. Buckley, Jr. for Stained Glass

Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature:

  • The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Czeslaw Milosz won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information:

  • The Spy Who Sat and Waited was Campbell’s first novel.
  • Campbell was the brother of the actor William Campbell.
  • In addition to his novels, Campbell also wrote screenplays. He received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay Man of a Thousand Faces, a biopic about silent film actor Lon Chaney.

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