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
The Good German


My Life in 8 Words

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. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Iago.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People using cell phones in the street. Not getting a live person when you call customer service.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Istanbul-- my new favorite city.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I hope, a sense of humor.

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