About the Author
Sergei Kostin is a Russian documentary maker and writer living in Moscow. He is author of four nonfiction books, mainly about secret services, translated into eight languages, including The Man Behind the Rosenbergs
and of four spy novels published in Russia, the USA (Paris Weekend
), Bulgaria, and Serbia. First published in France in 1997 under the title Bonjour Farewell
was the fruit of two years of painstaking investigation in Moscow and Paris interviewing the key players and witnesses to this amazing adventure.
Eric Raynaud is a French film writer who joined up with Sergei Kostin to contribute to Farewell
after the release of the film L’Affaire Farewell
, starring Willem Dafoe.
Catherine Cauvin-Higgins is a French-Russian-English translator. She was Thomson-CSF interpreter during the Vetrov years, working directly with Jacques Prévost, Vetrov's initial French contact, and Xavier Ameil, his first handler. She participated in trade negotiations with Vetrov's peers, in Paris and in Moscow, during those years.