October 31, 2012
Q. Who wrote the book, The Hunt for Red October?
A. Tom Clancy
Clancy got the idea for the novel after reading about a Soviet naval crew that attempted to defect in 1975.
Before he became a bestselling author, he was writing at home every weekend. His wife told him he should go back to selling insurance. However, after reading the book, she had changed her mind! The book started him off on a new career.
The Hunt for Red October was Tom Clancy's first published book and was released in October of 1984 by the Naval Institute Press.
Clancy has written fifteen #1 New York Times bestselling novels.
Information found on AMC's blog.
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