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Alan Levy (10 February 1932 in New York City — 2 April 2004 in Prague) was an American author.

Alan Levy was born in New York City in 1932 and educated at Brown and Columbia universities. He worked seven years as a reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal in Kentucky. Later on, he spent seven years in New York as journalist writing for Life magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, The New York Times and others. Among first personalities he interviewed were W. H. Auden, the Beatles, Fidel Castro, Graham Greene, Vclav Havel, Sophia Loren, Vladimir Nabokov, Richard Nixon and Ezra Pound.

In 1967, Alan Levy moved to Prague with his family, to collaborate on an American version of a musical by Ji? ?litr and Ji? Such.

Shortly after, he covered the Prague Spring and the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and chronicled the events in Rowboat to Prague, published in the United States in 1972. Josef and Zdena Skvoreckys' Toronto publishing house, 68 Publishers, translated the book into Czech in 1975, which has been smuggled to Czechoslovakia, where it became one of the underground classics. It was republished in 1980 as So Many Heroes and translated into numerous languages.

He and his family were expelled from the city in 1971. They settled in Vienna, Austria, where Alan Levy wrote for the International Herald Tribune, Life, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times Magazine, Cosmopolitan and others. He was also dramaturge of Vienna's English Theatre and taught literature, writing, journalism and drama.

They returned to Prague in 1990, after the so called "Velvet Revolution". From 1991 on to his death in 2004, he was editor-in-chief of The Prague Post. Levy claims to have coined the phrase "Prague, the Left Bank of the '90s" in the Post's first issue. The article is said to have attracted thousands of young North Americans to Prague of the 1990s. Other sources, however, say that the phrase was already in common usage before Levy quoted it.

In 1993 he published The Wiesenthal File, the story of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. The book earned Levy the Author of the Year award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Levy also wrote a play, The World of Ruth Draper, and wrote the libretto for Just an Accident?, a symphonic requiem by Austrian composer Ren Staar, performed in November 1998 in Prague by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra at Dvo?k Hall in the Rudolfinum.

With his wife Valerie, he had two daughters Erika and Monica.

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Total Books: 27
Nazi Hunter The Wiesenthal File
2004 - Nazi Hunter the Wiesenthal File (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781567316872
ISBN-10: 1567316875
Genre: History
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Nazi Hunter
2002 - Nazi Hunter (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781841196077
ISBN-10: 184119607X
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

The Wiesenthal File
1994 - The Wiesenthal File [History & politics] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780094739208
ISBN-10: 009473920X

Forever Sophia
1987 - Forever Sophia (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517645758
ISBN-10: 0517645750

Forever Sophia An Intimate Portrait
Treasure of the Vatican
1983 - Treasure of the Vatican (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780452253933
ISBN-10: 0452253934
Genres: Arts & Photography, Travel, Crafts, Hobbies & Home

So Many Heroes
1980 - So Many Heroes (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780933256125
ISBN-10: 0933256124
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

The Nature of Recreation A Handbook in Honor of Frederick Law Olmsted
The Bluebird of Happiness The Memoirs of Jan Peerce
Interpret your dreams
Interpret Your Dreams (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780515039528
ISBN-10: 0515039527

Rowboat to Prague
Rowboat to Prague [An Orion Press book] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670609208
ISBN-10: 067060920X
Genre: History

God bless you real good My crusade with Billy Graham
God Bless You Real Good My Crusade with Billy Graham (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780671104269
ISBN-10: 0671104268
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Solid Particle Erosion and Erosion-Corrosion of Materials
Ezra Pound The Voice of Silence
Ezra Pound the Voice of Silence (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780932966254
ISBN-10: 093296625X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

WH Auden In the Autumn of the Age of Anxiety
Vladimir Nabokov The Velvet Butterfly