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Joseph Kanon

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Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award–winning author of Istanbul Passage, Los Alamos, The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, Stardust, 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.

Photograph © Robin Straus

Joseph Kanon

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Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award–winning author of Istanbul Passage, Los Alamos, The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, Stardust, 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.

Photograph © Robin Straus

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Tour Berlin after WWII with author Joseph Kanon

Join bestselling author Joseph Kanon on a tour of post World War II Berlin, as he reveals the setting of his new book, LEAVING BERLIN, a gripping tale of an American undercover agent in 1948 Berlin.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

MAR 4
7:00 PM
in person appearance
BARNES & NOBLE #2278 (UPPER EAST)
Talk/Signing
150 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028
MAR 7
4:00 PM
in person appearance
MARTIN COUNTY LIBRARY/BOOKMANIA!
Panel/Book to Movie
Performing Arts Center of Jensen Beach High School
2875 NW Goldenrod Road
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
MAR 9
7:00 PM
in person appearance
PRAIRIE LIGHTS BOOKSTORE
15 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240

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. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I hope, a sense of humor.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. No one.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Eating dinner outdoors in a piazza in Rome with my wife. (What makes this idea of perfection particularly appealing is that you can actually do it.)

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

A. Speaking a foreign language fluently.

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