Donald Hamilton, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Donald Hamilton

American writer

Date of Birth: 24-Mar-1916

Place of Birth: Uppsala, Uppsala County, Sweden

Date of Death: 20-Nov-2006

Profession: screenwriter, writer, journalist, novelist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Donald Hamilton

  • Donald Bengtsson Hamilton (March 24, 1916 – November 20, 2006) was an American writer of novels, short stories, and non-fiction about the outdoors.
  • His novels consist mostly of paperback originals, principally spy fiction, but also crime fiction and westerns, such as The Big Country.
  • He is best known for his long-running Matt Helm series (1960-1993), which chronicles the adventures of an undercover counter-agent/assassin working for a secret American government agency.
  • The noted critic Anthony Boucher wrote: "Donald Hamilton has brought to the spy novel the authentic hard realism of Dashiell Hammett; and his stories are as compelling, and probably as close to the sordid truth of espionage, as any now being told."

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