Joseph Kanon

New York Times Best Selling Author of Istanbul Passage and The Good German



Telegraph UK, August 3, 2016, “20 Best Spy Novels of All Time”

The Independent, November 21, 2014, “The Book of a Lifetime”

YouTube, July 2014, Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

YouTube, 2014, Center for Fiction Master Class

YouTube, 2012, “What are you Reading?”

YouTube, 2012, NY Society Library talk on ISTANBUL PASSAGE

YouTubeMarch 7, 2012, “A Tour of Istanbul with Joseph Kanon”

YouTube, October 6, 2009, “Joseph Kanon Tours the Hollywood of Decades Past”

DAILY MOTION, September 25, 2011, “Joseph Kanon Talks About Stardust

HUFFINGTON POST, November 9, 2009, “Making an Author Video”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 28, 2007, “A Perfect Spy”



Off the Shelf, April 29, 2015, “The Intimate Relationship Between Editor and Author”

Diana Korte PRX Public Radio, April 2, 2015, “Thriller writer Joseph Kanon and ‘Leaving Berlin'”

Publishers Weekly, February 20, 2105, “Intrigue in Postwar Berlin:  Joseph Kanon”

Columbus Monthly, March 2015, “3 Questions with Joseph Kanon”

NPR WEEKEND EDITIONMay 26, 2012, “‘Istanbul’: A Twisted Tale of Foreign Espionage”

THE COLIN McENROE SHOW, June 6, 2012, “Summer Reading”

CONNIE MARTINSON TALKS BOOKS, July 18, 2012, “Joseph Kanon - Istanbul Passage

DAVID’S BOOK TALK, May 22, 2012, “Istanbul Passage

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, “Researching and Writing Bestsellers: An Interview with Joseph Kanon”

BOLDTYPE, “An Interview with Joseph Kanon”



Kirkus Review, March 27, 2017,  Review: Defector

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, February 27, 2015,  Review: Leaving Berlin

NY DAILY NEWS, February 22, 2015, Review: Leaving Berlin

New York Times Book Review, March 24, 2015, “Joseph Kanon’s ‘Leaving Berlin'”

Washington Independent, April 3, 2015, Review: Leaving Berlin

Winnepeg Free Press, March 28, 2015, “Berlin Buried in Secrets in Postwar Thriller”

The Buffalo News, March 1, 2015, “A New Thriller by a Master in the Tradition of Grahame Greene and John LeCarre”

Fort Worth Star Telegram, February 25, 2015, “Book Review: ‘Leaving Berlin'”

Library Journal, LEAVING BERLIN January 2015 issue.

TELEGRAPH UK, Dec 13, 2014, Review: Leaving Berlin

LA TIMES, August 5, 2012, “Istanbul Passage follows postwar maneuvers”

USA TODAY, June 17, 2012, “Istanbul Passage reminiscent of Casablanca

THE WASHINGTON POST, June 10, 2012, “Istanbul Passage, by Joseph Kanon, is a complex spy world”

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, July 15, 2012, “Istanbul Passage a thriller with characters that resonate”

THE SCOTSMAN, June 16, 2012, “Book Review: Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon”

NEWARK STAR LEDGER REVIEW, June 3, 2012, “Istanbul Passage: A Book Review”

LA TIMES, August 5, 2012, “Istanbul Passage follows postwar maneuvers”

WNBC, “Stardust Review”

AARP MAGAZINE, March 2010, “Stardust Review”

HOUSTON PRESS, January 25, 2007, “Nostalgia Trip”

THE NEW REPUBLIC, January 22, 2007, “Years Past”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 14, 2001, “Love Among the Ruins – The Good German

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 25, 2011, Fiction Chronicle