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Olen Steinhauer grew up in Virginia, and has since lived in Georgia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Massachusetts, and New York. Outside the US, he's lived in Croatia (when it was called Yugoslavia), the Czech Republic and Italy. He also spent a year in Romania on a Fulbright grant, an experience that helped inspire his first five books. He now lives in Hungary with his wife and daughter.

He has published stories and poetry in various literary journals over the years. His first novel, The Bridge of Sighs (2003), the start of a five-book sequence chronicling Cold War Eastern Europe, one book per decade, was nominated for five awards.

The second book of the series, The Confession, garnered significant critical acclaim, and 36 Yal
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Olen Steinhauer It'll be a couple years. I was exhausted by the end of An American Spy and was hankering to try some other ideas. All the Old Knives is one of those,…moreIt'll be a couple years. I was exhausted by the end of An American Spy and was hankering to try some other ideas. All the Old Knives is one of those, as is the book I'm writing now, about domestic terrorism. Milo will, however, return. Have no fear!(less)
Olen Steinhauer I think Africa is an obvious choice, particularly South Africa, which is a thick with spies these days. But really anywhere could do. South America…moreI think Africa is an obvious choice, particularly South Africa, which is a thick with spies these days. But really anywhere could do. South America seems under-utilized, but shouldn't be. Anywhere, really, could do. How about a spy novel set in Iceland? That would be cool.(less)
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