"A Perfect Spy" by Francis Hamit wins at San Francisco Book Festival for Biography/Autobiography

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. - May 15, 2016 - PRLog -- Francis Hamit's memoir from fifty years ago of his adventures as an undercover police operative fighting the drug trade while a student at the University of Iowa has been awarded runner up (or second place) in the Biography/Autobiography category by the 2016 San Francisco Book Festival. It is an excerpt from a larger forthcoming work entitled OUT OF STEP: A Soldier's memoir of the Vietnam War Years.

The book also includes Hamit's encounters with notable figures such as novelist Nelson Algren, filmmaker Nicholas Meyer and the poet Donald Justice, and his enthusiastic participation in the Sexual Revolution even as he resisted the onslaught of the drug culture. It was a transformative time for him that led to his abandonment of a theatrical career for one as a writer and his enlistment in the U.S. Army Security Agency at the height of the Vietnam War when most of his contemporaries were trying to evade military service.

It is the beginning of a unique journey that included his graduation from the Iowa Writers Workshop ten years later, and a fifty-year career as a writer, journalist, novelist, playwright and screenwriter.

Hamit is currently the screenwriter and an Executive Producer for the forthcoming motion picture CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE.

The book can be ordered on Amazon and at other fine bookstores.


Leigh Strother -Vien
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