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Joseph Kanon

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.
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A Tour of Istanbul with Joseph Kanon

Join bestselling author Joseph Kanon, on a tour of Istanbul to learn why it was called the City of Spies and find out more about his latest book, Istanbul Passage, a gripping tale of an American undercover agent in 1945 Istanbul.

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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 9
7:00 PM
in person appearance
PRAIRIE LIGHTS BOOKSTORE
15 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
MAR 11
5:00 PM
in person appearance
MYSTERY ONE
Talk/Signing
2109 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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 are your 5 favorite songs?

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

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

A. Speaking a foreign language fluently.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

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

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. George Clooney-- or at least look like him.

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