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Bernard Wasserstein

Bernard Wasserstein is Ulrich and Harriet Meyer Professor of Modern European Jewish History at the University of Chicago. His many previous books include The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln, which was awarded the Golden Dagger for Non-Fiction by the Crime Writers’ Association, and Barbarism and Civilization: A History of Europe in Our Time.
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Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. L. S. Caton

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

A. Playing the ukelele

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Lucky Jim (Kingsley Amis)

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Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. One thousand words a day (min.)!

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