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John Le Carré


(David John Moore Cornwell)
UK flag (1931 - )
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.

John le Carre lives in Cornwall. 
 
Non fiction
Not One More Death (2006) (with Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Michel Faber and Harold Pinter)
The Pigeon Tunnel (2016)
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Awards
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
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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."
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The Game of X (1965)
Robert Sheckley
"Combines ironic wit with suspense to remarkable effect."
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Dispatches (1977)
Michael Herr
"The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time."
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The Year Is '42 (2004)
Nella Bielski
"Wholly original and moving... Portrays history as the spymaster of us all."

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