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Encyclopedia > Olen Steinhauer

Olen Steinhauer (b. June 21, 1970) is an American novelist. June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ...


Life

Steinhauer was born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and grew up in Virginia. He attended university at Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and the University of Texas, Austin. He received an MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College in Boston. Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Lock Haven is a university in Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... Austin is a word that may refer to various things. ... MFA is an abbreviation, initialism or acronym for: Master of Fine Arts (most notable usage) Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malta Football Association [1] Music for America [2] Managed Funds Association Multi Fibre Arrangement This is a disambiguation page — a... Creative writing is a term used to distinguish certain imaginative or different types of writing from generic writing. ... Emerson College was founded in 1880 by Charles Wesley Emerson as a school of oratory, in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ...


After graduation, Steinhauer received a yearlong Fulbright grant to write a novel in Romania, about their 1989 revolution. It was called Tzara's Monocle, and when he moved to New York City afterward, he used that manuscript to secure a literary agent. However, it was with another book, the historical mystery set in Eastern Europe, The Bridge of Sighs, that Steinhauer first found publication. The Fulbright Program is program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. ... People on the streets of Bucharest The Romanian Revolution of 1989 was a week-long series of riots and protests in late December of 1989 that overthrew the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceauşescu. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... A literary agent represents writers and their written work to publishers and film producers, and assists in the sale and deal negotiation of the same. ... The definition of continental subregions in use by the United Nations. ... For other bridges of this name, see Bridge of Sighs (Cambridge) and Bridge of Sighs (Oxford). ...


Since 2003, he has lived in Budapest, Hungary. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ...


Work

The Bridge of Sighs was the first in a five-book series of thrillers chronicling the evolution of a fictional Eastern European country during the Cold War, with one book for each decade. Each book also focuses on a different main character. For other bridges of this name, see Bridge of Sighs (Cambridge) and Bridge of Sighs (Oxford). ... The thriller is a genre of fiction in which tough, resourceful, but essentially ordinary heroes are pitted against villains determined to destroy them, their country, or the stability of the free world. ...


The Bridge of Sighs (2003)--Emil Brod, 1948 (nominated for five awards) For other bridges of this name, see Bridge of Sighs (Cambridge) and Bridge of Sighs (Oxford). ...


The Confession (2004)--Ferenc Kolyeszar, 1956


36 Yalta Boulevard (2005)--Brano Sev, 1966-7


Liberation Movements (2006)--Brano Sev, Katja Drdova, Gavra Noukas, 1968 & 1975


The last book in the series, Victory Square, will deal with 1989 and the end of communism, and return to the main character of the first book, Emil Brod.


External Links

Olen Steinhauer's website


Contemporary Nomad (edited by Steinhauer)


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Olen Steinhauer (1995 words)
Steinhauer evokes the baroque, bureaucratic nature of the Ministry without choking his readers on it, and he can render it humorous without being satirical.
Having just returned from Prague, I've received great news: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine is buying the story I wrote about a month ago, called "Investment in Vevey"--a tale of two young Texans in Europe committing tourism fraud, and how, once they believe everything is all right, a sweet old Texan couple becomes their greatest nightmare.
But my comparison of Steinhauer to le Carre comes from an appreciation of both authors' ability to show a distinctly non-glamorous everyday espionage, devoid of ringing heartfelt flag-waving or patriotism.
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