Frederick Forsyth: The Day of the Jackal at 50

August 28, 2021 | 11:08 am

My guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is Frederick Forsyth, whose classic thriller The Day of the Jackal has been in print for 50 years this summer. He tells me about banging it out in a few weeks on a typewriter with a bullet hole in it, the shady characters who informed his research — and how he never realized that, for much of its readers, the Jackal would be the hero…


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