Readers of “The Nearest Exit” might recognize this painting, and its removal from the E. G. Buehrle in Zurich.
The Globe and Mail has some kind words for An American Spy. “Steinhauer is one of the best of the new crop of spy novelists.”
Also, check out the mention of Mark Mills’s absolutely stunning House of the Hunted.
My people in the UK, Corvus, asked me to write up something for their blog, and I ended up with this, trying to put a little water on the theory that spies end up being the best spy novelists. I do worry the piece comes off a little too pedantic, but them’s the breaks.
“Not since John le Carré has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage, in which identities and allegiances are malleable and ever shifting, the mirrors of loyalty and betrayal reflecting one another to infinity.”
Dayton, listen up! I just heard from Vick Mickunas that the interview we did for the Book Nook will be playing tomorrow (Friday) at 1:30 on WYSO. If you miss it then, it’ll play again on Sunday at 11am. And if for some reason you miss that as well, it’ll be posted as a podcast on the site below next week. In the meantime you might as well check out previous shows on the Book Nook, incl
In the upcoming New York Times bestseller list (for the week ending March 24), An American Spy is at #24—and it’s an Editor’s Choice! Excellent news.
For those of you keeping track, it’s a slip down from the previous week’s #19, but an important thing to consider is that during that week there were very few reviews—a situation that is gearing up to change when this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review hits stands. Keep an eye out for it!