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Original Essays | September 17, 2014 10 comments
My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
Philip KerrDescribe your latest project.
A Quiet Flame takes the story of Bernie Gunther on a stage from The One from the Other, which left my character leaving 1949 Genoa on a Nazi ratline, and in the company of none other than Adolf Eichmann. Gunther arrives in Buenos Aires and finds himself working to solve a murder for the Peronist secret police. At the same time, he unwittingly discovers a dark and dirty secret that the Argentine military junta would prefer to keep hidden from the world.
I come from Edinburgh, so I rather like the idea of my biography being called "The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner," with apologies to James Hogg, another Scottish author (1770-1835). Subtitle: "How I Escaped Scotland and Lived to Tell Some Tales."
What fictional character would you like to date, and why?
What's the strangest or most interesting job you've ever had?
Writers are better liars than other people: true or false?
How do you relax?
Have you ever made a literary pilgrimage?
Name the best television series of all time.
Recommend five or more books on a single subject of personal interest or expertise.
Five Great Books about Philosophy
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Language, Truth, and Logic by A. J. Ayer
Men of Ideas: Some Creators of Contemporary Philosophy by Brian Magee
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