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. He lives in New York City.

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Defectors
Leaving Berlin
Istanbul Passage
Stardust
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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. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Being gravely ill and dependent.

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

A. Speaking a foreign language fluently.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I hope, a sense of humor.

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