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

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My Life in 8 Words

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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. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Easier probably to say which songwriters: Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, The Beatles, Antonio Carlos Jobim

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. No one.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That I have never written a movie. But who knows?

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Out of the many? Impatience, I suppose.

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