Joseph Kanon

Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award–winning author of Leaving Berlin, Istanbul PassageLos AlamosThe Prodigal SpyAlibiStardust, and The Good German, which was made into a major motion picture starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a book publishing executive. He lives in New York City.

Books by this Author

Leaving Berlin
Istanbul Passage
The Good German


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. From 'The Rules of the Game': what you must understand is that everyone has his reasons.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Speaking a foreign language fluently.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That I have never written a movie. But who knows?

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Being gravely ill and dependent.

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