Douglas Kennedy

Douglas Kennedy is the author of eleven previous novels, including the international bestsellers The Moment and Five Days. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages, and in 2007 he received the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He divides his time between London, New York, and Montreal, and has two children. Find out more at DouglasKennedyNovelist.com.

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Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Conducting the Berlin Philharmonic or playing a piano jazz gig at the Village Vanguard - two things that are not going to happen within my lifetime.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. My profession is that of a novelist. My avocational interests are: cinema, classical music, jazz, and - of course - the world of books.

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

A. Intelligence, curiosity, decency.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Quotidian" and a French expression: 'On verra'... which means "We'll see". Which kind of sums up my world-view.

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