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Steve Anderson

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in Portland, Oregon, The United States



Member Since
June 2008

I'm the author of the Kaspar Brothers series (The Losing Role, Liberated, Lost Kin), Under False Flags, and other works centered on WWII and its aftermath. In The Other Oregon and the novella Rain Down, I write about my home state. I was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany and am a literary translator as well as a freelance editor. I live in Portland, Oregon.

More about me: Years ago, I planned to become a history professor. Then I discovered fiction writing — I could make stuff up, I realized, using history and research to serve the story. I write novels that introduce a little-known aspect of historical events, mixing in overlooked crimes, true accounts, and neglected underdogs.

I've also written narrative nonfiction, short stories and screenpl

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Double-Edged Sword

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It's been a while since I've announced any news, so I'd like to update you on another aspect of my work. As some of you know, I also translate novels.

The Air Raid Killer (Max Heller, Dresden Detective, #1) by Frank Goldammer

I want to tell you about my latest translation, releasing May 1. It’s titled The Air Raid Killer in English and is the first in a series from German author Frank Goldammer featuring detective Max Heller. The publisher is AmazonCrossing, who have... Read more of this blog post »
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“Let’s honor a man or woman who was there, but never a war itself and those who start it.”
Steve Anderson, Under False Flags
tags: war

“In decades from now, I’m sure they’ll say we Joes were all noble, every one of us grimy but patriotic cherubs. Because we won a war. Back home they already do think it, thanks to the publicity teams, the ads, correspondents, censors. I’m not buying it. If we have to come here and fight to do away with your Hitler and the sorry mess he created, then people ought to know just how much the effort sucks all our souls. That way, maybe no one will try a war again.”
Steve Anderson, Under False Flags
tags: war, wwii

“I don’t blame Germans,” Emil said. “I don’t even blame Nazis. I blame people who want to live at the expense of others.”
Steve Anderson, Liberated: A Novel of Germany, 1945
tags: wwii

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Steve Anderson Great to hear you received one. Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy it.

Manchester Military History Society (MMHS) Delighted to have received a review copy of "Lost Kin" - look out for a review!

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