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.

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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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Iago.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Intelligence, humor, kindness.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Out of the many? Impatience, I suppose.

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