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Extras


Interviews, Notes, Stories, Criticism

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Extras


Interviews, Notes, Stories, Criticism

SELECTED INTERVIEWS:

    Collected Miscellany, April 10, 2014: Interview with Kevin Holtsberry. Part 1 - Part 2.

    The Book Nook, April 18, 2014: Interview with Vick Mickunas

    Literatopia.de, April 20, 2013 (links: English, German)

    “Writing Is A Way Of Thinking” Paradoxa, vol 24 - Espionage Fiction: The Seduction of Clandestinity

    “A 21st-century Spy” Publishers Weekly, Jan 5, 2009

    “Epitaph for a Spy Series” Austin American Statesman, Aug 25, 2007

    “Reliving the Soviet era in the Eastern bloc” Wall Street Journal, Backstage column, Jan 25, 2008

 

COMPOSITION NOTES

For each book, I’ve written a few words on the why and how of their composition. You can find them on the appropriate book’s page, under “Notes.”

 

READING GROUP GUIDE

My publisher, St Martin’s Minotaur, came up with this guide for reading groups, which covers my first three books in the Yalta Boulevard series.

 

E-BOOK

Victory Square: through the lens (PDF, 1.5 Meg) — an e-book of excerpts and photos relating to the entire Yalta Boulevard series.

My original plan had been to print up a limited edition, but as with so many things in life, it never quite came together…so feel free to print up your very own!

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Short Fiction


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Short Fiction


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YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON
A Novella

 

Paul, Sam, Nabil and Benjamin—two CIA agents, a Somali terrorist, and a Kenyan policeman are thrown together in unexpected ways, ending with a house on fire.

Originally published in Agents of Treachery, available in the store links at the bottom of the page as an e-book.

ANTHOLOGIES

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“You Know What’s Going On” - Paul, Sam, Nabil and Benjamin—two CIA agents, a Somali terrorist, and a Kenyan policeman are thrown together in unexpected ways, ending with a house on fire.

From Agents of Treachery, edited by Otto Penzler. The subtitle says it all: “Never before published spy fiction from today’s most exciting authors.” (also available as a solo ebook)

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“Hungarian Lessons” - Olen Steinhauer finds himself in serious trouble again, this time in Budapest. Sex and politics, cocaine and a big frame-up make him, momentarily, “more famous than Dan Brown—in Hungary.”

From Expletive Deleted, edited by Jen Jordan. “In this gritty, gorgeous collection of short stories, new and veteran crime writers alike celebrate that granddaddy of all cusswords; that most adaptable and descriptive grouping of letters; that searing, offensive, musical, perfect sound: fuck.”

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“The Piss-Stained Czech” - In the mid-nineties in Prague, a Joyce-obsessed, budding writer named Olen Steinhauer is drinking himself into inaction, when his friend, Toman, invites him to Dublin. The real estate business turns deadly for members of the New Europe. A cameo by Bruen’s Jack Taylor.

From Dublin Noir, edited by Ken Bruen and featuring a wonderful cross-section of today’s best crime writers.

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Criticism


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Criticism


New York Times Book Review

Elsewhere

 

Hello, My Lovely (The Black Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black, 2014)

You Only Live Forever (Solo, by William Boyd, 2013)

Le Carré’s Latest (A Delicate Truth, by John le Carré, 2013)

Back on the Case (Raylan, by Elmore Leonard, 2012) 

A Thriller, with Apologies (Sorry , by Zoran Drvenkar, 2011)

 Guilty Hearts (Crime , by Ferdinand von Schirach, 2011)

 Moscow Express (Three Stations , by Martin Cruz Smith, 2010)

A Circle of Spies Hit the Road, Filling a 'Dossier' of Mystery (A piece on The Miernik Dossier - NPR 2014)

Spying Isn't Stranger than Fiction (Bloomberg View, 2013) 

What Are You Doing Over There? (SHOTS Magazine, 2007)

7 Reasons to Become an Expat Novelist (Huffington Post, 2014)