LARRY COLLINS (1929-2005) served in the US army during 1943-45. After World War II, he worked as a journalist for the United Press International, and subsequently for Newsweek. He switched to writing books in 1964, and collaborated with Dominique Lapierre to produce epoch-making books, many of which were also converted into films. His solo works include Maze: A Novel, Black Eagles, Le Jour Du Miracle: D-Day Paris and Tomorrow Belongs to Us.
Collins died of cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 76.