Listen to this episode of The Moment with guest Alan Furst:
This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman is joined by Alan Furst, the best-selling author of Midnight in Europe, Night Soldiers, and Spies of the Balkans. His latest book, A Hero of France, is out now and available by clicking here. Alan discusses how he first came to create his own fictional world in the tradition of William Faulkner and William Kennedy (2:00), the question he asked himself that opened him up as a writer (10:30), and the idea of a certain kind of heroism in his books (24:00). Plus, he talks about why he hasn’t returned to France in years (34:00) and the creative routine he established to become a master of historical spy fiction (44:00).
- A Hero of France by Alan Furst
- Night Soldiers by Alan Furst
- The World at Night by Alan Furst
- The Fall of Paris by Ilya Ehrenburg
- The Stranger by Albert Camus
- The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst
- Hemingway on Writing: The Collected Interviews
- Alan Furst
- William Kennedy
- William Faulkner
- Dick McGuire
- Red Holzman
- Robert Caro
- Graham Greene
- Eric Ambler
- Ethan Canin
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