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John le carré le 29 novembre 1989 lors de l'émission littéraire TV "Apostrophes" à l'occasion de la sortie de son livre "La maison Russie"

John le Carré (1931–2020)

Author of The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

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David John Moore Cornwell was born in Poole, Dorsetshire, England in 1931. He attended Bern University in Switzerland from 1948-49 and later completed a B.A. at Lincoln College, Oxford. He taught at Eton from 1956-58 and was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. He writes espionage thrillers under the pseudonym John le Carré. The pseudonym was necessary when he began writing, in the early 1960s because, at that time, he held a diplomatic position with the British Foreign Office and was not allowed to publish under his own name. When his third book, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, became a worldwide bestseller in 1964, he left the foreign service to write full time. His other works include Call for the Dead; A Murder of Quality; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; and Smiley's People. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1986 and the Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association in 1988. In 2011 he accepted the Goethe Medal. And in 2020, he accepted the Olof Palme Prize. Ten of his books have been adapted for television and motion pictures including The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Russia House, The Constant Gardener, A Most Wanted Man, and Our Kind of Traitor. Le Carré's memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from my Life, became a New York Times bestseller in 2016. In 2019, he published a spy thriller, Agent Running in the Field. John Le Carré died on December 12, 2020 from pneumonia at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography) John le Carre was born in 1931. After attending the univesities of Berne and Oxford, he spent five years in the British Foreign Service. He's the author of eighteen novels, translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in England. (Publisher Provided) — biography from The Spy Who Came in From the Cold… (more)
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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold 8,071 copies, 224 reviews
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A Perfect Spy 3,552 copies, 61 reviews
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Our Kind of Traitor 2,191 copies, 79 reviews
A Murder of Quality 2,155 copies, 52 reviews
Single & Single 2,147 copies, 22 reviews
A Small Town in Germany 1,914 copies, 37 reviews
A Legacy of Spies 1,743 copies, 70 reviews
A Delicate Truth 1,498 copies, 64 reviews
Agent Running in the Field 1,100 copies, 44 reviews
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An Unbearable Peace 86 copies, 4 reviews
Not One More Death (Contributor) 49 copies
Hearts of Darkness (Introduction) 31 copies
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A Murder of Quality [1991 film] (Screenwriter) 9 copies
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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (Afterword, some editions) 1,316 copies, 127 reviews
The Gate (Foreword, some editions) 381 copies, 8 reviews
The Constant Gardener [2005 film] (Original book) 290 copies, 8 reviews
The Philby Conspiracy (Introduction) 244 copies, 1 review
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [2011 film] (Original book) 237 copies, 5 reviews
The Book of Spies. An Anthology of Literary Espionage (Contributor) 163 copies, 5 reviews
Granta 35: An Unbearable Peace (Contributor) 131 copies, 1 review
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [1979 TV mini-series] (Original book) 126 copies, 2 reviews
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold [1965 film] (Original book) 123 copies, 6 reviews
Smiley's People [1982 TV mini series] (Original book) 81 copies
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The Tailor of Panama [2001 film] (Original book) 77 copies, 2 reviews

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