Daniel Silva Would Like You to Be Quiet

From a New York Times Inside the Best Seller List story by Elizabeth Egan headlined “Daniel Silva Would Like You to Be Quiet”:

The former journalist, author of 25 spy thrillers and a stalwart on the best-seller list, opens up about his writerly quirks.

Daniel Silva begins a phone interview with an apology for taking a few hours to respond to a request for a phone interview.

“I was getting to work on my new manuscript and, per my usual work habits, I switched off my internet and stuck my phone in another room,” explained Silva, who is the author of 25 spy novels, including “Portrait of an Unknown Woman,” now in its third week on the hardcover fiction list after debuting at No. 1.