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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.

 

Awards: CrimeFest (2011), CWA (1988), James Tait Black (1977), Edgar (1965)  see all

Genres: Thriller, Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   A Small Town in Germany (1968)
   The Naive and Sentimental Lover (1971)
   The Little Drummer Girl (1983)
   A Perfect Spy (1986)
   The Russia House (1989)
   The Night Manager (1993)
   Our Game (1995)
   The Tailor of Panama (1996)
   Single and Single (1999)
   The Constant Gardener (2000)
   Absolute Friends (2003)
   The Mission Song (2006)
   A Most Wanted Man (2008)
   Our Kind of Traitor (2010)
   A Delicate Truth (2013)
   Agent Running in the Field (2019)
   Silverview (2021)
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Collections
   Favourite Spy Stories (1981) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Series contributed to
Ox-Tales
   Ox-Tales: Fire (2009) (with others)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
John Le Carré recommends
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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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Dispatches (1977)
Michael Herr
"The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time."
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The Game of X (1965)
Robert Sheckley
"Combines ironic wit with suspense to remarkable effect."

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Books containing stories by John Le Carré
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The Book of Spies (2003)
An Anthology of Literary Espionage
edited by
Alan Furst

Awards
2011 CrimeFest: Sounds of Crime Award : Our Kind of Traitor
1988 CWA Diamond Dagger
1977 James Tait Black Memorial Prize : The Honourable Schoolboy
1977 CWA Gold Dagger : The Honourable Schoolboy
1965 Edgar Award for Best Novel : The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
1964 Somerset Maugham Award : The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
1963 CWA Gold Dagger : The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Award nominations
2014 CrimeFest: Sounds of Crime Award (nominee) : A Delicate Truth
1987 Macavity Award for Best Novel (nominee) : A Perfect Spy
1986 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction (nominee) : A Perfect Spy
1984 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Little Drummer Girl
1983 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction (nominee) : The Little Drummer Girl
1980 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction (nominee) : Smiley's People
1968 Edgar Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Dare I Weep? Dare I Mourn?
1961 CWA Gold Dagger (nominee) : Call for the Dead


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