Jason Matthews (novelist)
Jason Matthews (born 1951) is the author of the Red Sparrow spy novel trilogy. Prior to becoming a novelist, Matthews spent 33 years working for the CIA. While in the CIA he was officially a diplomat, in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean, but his real job was recruiting and then managing foreign agents.
Jason is married to Suzanne, also a former officer. 
In 2014, his first novel, Red Sparrow (2013), won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. Writer and critic Art Taylor praised it in The Washington Post, writing that it "isn't just a fast-paced thriller—it's a first-rate novel as noteworthy for its superior style as for its gripping depiction of a secretive world." It was adapted into a movie of the same name starring Jennifer Lawrence.
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