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Quick Facts about Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer is the author of Reset, Overthrow, All the Shah's Men, Crescent and Star, and numerous other books. An award-winning foreign correspondent, he served as The New York Times's bureau chief in Turkey, Germany, and Nicaragua and as The Boston Globe's Latin America correspondent. He teaches international relations at Boston University and is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and a columnist for The Guardian. He lives in Boston. Visit Stephen Kinzer's website at www.StephenKinzer.com.


Where are you from?
Grew up on Cape Cod

Who are your favorite writers?
Faulkner, Dostoevsky, Garcia Marquez, Conrad, Orhan Pamuk

Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
Heart of Darkness

What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Blues music, Shakespeare

What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Spend your time writing books, not filling out forms!

What is your favorite quote?
"Let facts be submitted to a candid world."

What is the question most commonly asked by your readers?  What is the answer?
What ties your books together—what's the unifying theme?
They're all untold stories.

What inspired you to write your first book?
Curiosity—book writing is like a self-designed graduate course in whatever the author is interested in

Where do you write?
On my laptop with two fingers