Stephen Kinzer is the author of many books, including The True Flag, The Brothers, Overthrow, and All the Shah’s Men. An award-winning foreign correspondent, he served as the New York Times bureau chief in Nicaragua, Germany, and Turkey. He is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, and writes a world affairs column for the Boston Globe. He lives in Boston.
Stephen Kinzer Interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air
Stephen Kinzer discusses 'The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire' on NPR's Fresh Air.Share This
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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
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Griffin
A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world
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