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

Leaving Berlin
Istanbul Passage
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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 be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

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

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

A. Intelligence, humor, kindness.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Film director.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Pasta.


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