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:
- R. Wright Campbell for The Spy Who Sat and Waited
- Sean Flannery for The Kremlin Conspiracy
- Tony Hillerman for Listening Woman
- Michael Kurland for The Infernal Device
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.
- 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.