David Ignatius in Conversation with Author Robert Harris
On Monday, January 22, Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius sat down with author Robert Harris to discuss his latest book, “Munich,” which has already achieved best seller status in the United Kingdom and was released in the United States on January 16. The two best-selling authors discussed their works, the geopolitical scene and how historical fiction often mirrors our turbulent times.
Harris, a former journalist, is the author of 12 best-selling novels, including “Fatherland,” “Pompeii” and “An Officer and a Spy.” His books have been translated into more than three dozen languages and several have been turned into films.
Highlights
Author Robert Harris tells Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius why he decided to write his newest novel, “Munich,” which is set during the Munich Conference of September 1938.
Historical fiction author Robert Harris describes how he balances dramatic, thrilling storytelling with writing accurate depictions of history.
Author Robert Harris shares the lessons we can learn from Nazi Germany: "We have to constantly be on our guard."
Author Robert Harris tells Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius why he prefers to write about the past, instead of the present: "It doesn't date, and also there's more room to develop character."
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Robert Harris
Best-selling novelist and author of "Munich"
Robert Harris is a best-selling author. His latest book, “Munich,” has already achieved best seller status in the United Kingdom and is being released in the United States on January 16. He is the author of 12 best-selling novels, including “Fatherland,” “Pompeii” and “An Officer and a Spy.”
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David Ignatius
David Ignatius is a Columnist for The Washington Post. He writes a twice-a-week foreign affairs column and contributes to the PostPartisan blog.
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