About the Author
Robert Ludlum (1927-2001) was an American author of thriller novels best known for his character Jason Bourne and the Bourne Trilogy, he also wrote under the pen names Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shepherd. Prior to his writing career Ludlum was a Marine and later worked a theater actor and producer. He published his first book The Scarlatti Inheritance in 1971 and published a number of other thrillers before writing The Bourne Identity in 1980.
Date of Birth:May 25, 1927
Date of Death:March 12, 2001
Place of Death:Naples, Florida
Education:B.A., Wesleyan University, 1951