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Olen Steinhauer

Olen Steinhauer is the bestselling author of twelve novels, starting with a quintet of historical crime and espionage novels charting Eastern Europe over the span of the Cold War—beginning with The Bridge of Sighs and ending with Victory Square.

With The Tourist he focused on international deception in the post-9/11 world, introducing reluctant spy Milo Weaver, whose story continued in The Nearest Exit and An American Spy, and was recently revisited in The Last Tourist, which took Milo from the Western Sahara to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The Cairo Affair looked at post-Mubarak Cairo and Libya in the midst of the Arab Spring, while The Middleman examined political anxieties and moral conflict in contemporary America. All the Old Knives dealt with terrorism, love and revenge, and Olen later wrote the screenplay,
which will soon become a film starring Chris Pine.

Olen created and wrote on the TV series Berlin Station, which was shot in Berlin and ran for three seasons on the American network, EPIX.


Represented by Stephanie Cabot.

Books by Olen Steinhauer