Len Deighton 1929–
English novelist, nonfiction writer, and scriptwriter.
Deighton is known for his best-selling spy thrillers, especially The Ipcress File. Integrating careful, extensive research with his own experiences as an RAF frogman, Deighton writes fiction and nonfiction accounts of events in World War II. His work, although consistently popular, has elicited mixed critical response.
(See also CLC, Vols. 4, 7, and Contemporary Authors, Vols. 9-12, rev. ed.)