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 greatest fear?

A. Anything terrible happening to my children - and I've written about that in 'Leaving the World'.

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 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.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I am very disciplined. I also talk to myself - which is either a sign of the creative process at work or sheer insanity... or both.

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