Leonard Cyril Deighton (//; born 18 February 1929), known as Len Deighton, is a British author. He is thought to be one of the top three spy novelists of his time (along with Ian Fleming and John le Carré).
|Born||Leonard Cyril Deighton|
18 February 1929
Marylebone, London, England
|Alma mater||Royal College of Art|
|Genre||Spy fiction, military fiction, alternate history, non-fiction|
|Notable works||The IPCRESS File|
The Bernard Samson novels
Goodbye, Mickey Mouse
Oh! What a Lovely War
Deighton was born in the London inner-city of Marylebone. He studied at St Marylebone Grammar School, at Saint Martin's School of Art and at the Royal College of Art. He is married to Ysabele Deighton.
- Morrell, David; Wagner, Hank (2012). Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads. Oceanview Publishing. ISBN 978-1608090402.
- Burchby, Casey (7 December 2011). "Len Deighton's Spy Novels Still Outsmart Fleming and le Carre After 50 Years in Print". SF Weekly. Retrieved 11 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Deighton, Len. The Ipcress File. HarperColins. ISBN 9780007343027.