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
Stardust
The Good German

Video

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

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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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Patrick Leigh Fermor-- not fictional, but certainly the hero of his wonderful memoirs.

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

A. Intelligence, humor, kindness.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Being gravely ill and dependent.

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