Joseph Kanon

Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award–winning author of DefectorsLeaving 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.

Books by this Author

Defectors
Leaving Berlin
Istanbul Passage
Stardust
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Panel/Booksigning @ Levy Center
Library of Congress
WASHINGTON, DC 20540
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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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Patrick Leigh Fermor-- not fictional, but certainly the hero of his wonderful memoirs.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Easier probably to say which songwriters: Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, The Beatles, Antonio Carlos Jobim

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Being gravely ill and dependent.

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