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. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Film director.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Iago.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. George Clooney-- or at least look like him.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My two sons, David and Michael-- though I suspect I didn't really have much to do with the fine men they've become.

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