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John Le Carré

(David John Moore Cornwell)
UK flag (1931 - 2020)
Father of Nick Harkaway

John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy, and Smiley's People.


Genres: Thriller
Non fiction
   Not One More Death (2006) (with Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Michel Faber and Harold Pinter)
   The Pigeon Tunnel (2016)
   A Private Spy (2022)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1977) : The Honourable Schoolboy
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1984) : The Little Drummer Girl

John Le Carré recommends
A Fragment of Fear (1965)
John Bingham
"This novel comprises some of the best work of an extremely gifted and perhaps under-regarded British crime novelist.... What gave John Bingham his magic was something we look for in every writer, too often in vain: an absolute command of the internal landscape of his characters, acutely observed by a humane but wonderfully corrosive eye."
The Game of X (1965)
Robert Sheckley
"Combines ironic wit with suspense to remarkable effect."
Dispatches (1977)
Michael Herr
"The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time."
The Year Is '42 (2004)
Nella Bielski
"Wholly original and moving... Portrays history as the spymaster of us all."

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