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Allan Topol is the national bestselling author of six novels of international intrigue, including Spy Dance, recently translated into Chinese. He is a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, who majored in chemistry, abandoned science, and obtained a law degree from Yale University. A partner in a major Washington law firm, and an avid wine collector, he has traveled extensively, researching dramatic locations for his novels. You can join him on Facebook. Please let him know if you would like to receive his free newsletter. Allan is available for speaking opportunities on subjects of international affairs, dealt with in his novels.

Interview with Allan Topol

If you had a book club, what would it be reading and why?

It would be reading the Biography of Deng Xiaoping by Ezra Vogel because this Chinese leader transformed China into the modern economic and military power it now is. It is critical to understand China’s evolution and its position in the world in order to appreciate what will happen in the coming decades. This concern prompted me to write my latest novel, The China Gambit.

Which deceased author would you most like to take out to dinner?

Graham Greene. He had an incredible ability to tell stories, evoke foreign places, and provide readers with background knowledge while entertaining them. He greatly influenced my writing and I would like to discuss technical aspects of writing with him.

Did you ever read a book and then wish you had all that time back?

No. Every book has some value, although it varies depending upon the author and the book.

What was the book that most influenced your life and why?

The Source by James Michener because it gave me an appreciation for the land of Israel, which is the most incredible piece of real estate in the world in terms of its history, religious and political developments. I have set a number of my novels in this part of the world.

What is the best writing advice you've ever been given?

First, write a novel utilizing four point of view characters and tell the story by shifting among them. Second, develop as much drama in each scene as possible; and third, write a first draft hurriedly, refine it and finally squeeze out every unnecessary word as if one were squeezing water from a sponge.

Do you ever write while intoxicated?

“Intoxicated” is not a very precise term. I do write sometimes when I have had a couple of glasses of wine. I’m not sure whether the writing is better or worse because of it.

How much of your writing is based on things you see in real life?

Much of it is based on real life; and at the same time, much of it comes from my imagination. The two work together in some inexplicable way.

Do you find it difficult to sit down and write for weeks, months, or years on the same book?

I love working on the same book for weeks or months. However, after about six months I grow tired of the story and will hopefully be done or want to take a break.

Name a book that you'd be embarrassed to be seen reading.

There are none. If a publisher printed it, I wouldn’t be embarrassed reading it.

Do you believe that eBooks are helping or hindering authors?

I love e-books because they are a way for an author to achieve immortality. Some of my books are now out of print and prior to the evolution of e-books a reader could not obtain those. Now, with a couple of clicks, they can read all seven of my novels which are up on all e-book platforms.



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The Fourth of July War ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Allan Topol
The Fourth of July War
Allan Topol
ePublishing Works!, November 2011
ISBN: 9781614173908
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A Woman of Valor ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Allan Topol
A Woman of Valor
Allan Topol
ePublishing Works!, November 2011
ISBN: 9781614171461
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Conspiracy ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Allan Topol
Conspiracy
Allan Topol
ePublishing Works!, October 2011
ISBN: 9781614171362
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Enemy of My Enemy ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Allan Topol
Enemy of My Enemy
Allan Topol
ePublishing Works!, August 2011
ISBN: 9781614171133
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Dark Ambition ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Allan Topol
Dark Ambition
Allan Topol
ePublishing Works!, August 2011
ISBN: 9781614171294
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Spy Dance ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Allan Topol
Spy Dance
Allan Topol
ePublishing Works!, July 2011
ISBN: 9781614171034
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