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John le Carré

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Le Carré in 2008

John le Carré (19 October 1931 – 12 December 2020) was an English novelist. He was born in Poole, Dorset. He wrote many spy novels. The name is a pseudonym. His real name was David John Moore Cornwell.

Le Carré graduated from Lincoln College, Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Le Carré died from pneumonia at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, England on 12 December 2020, at age 89.[1][2]

His works[change | change source]

Novels[change | change source]

Non-fiction[change | change source]

  • The Good Soldier (1991), collected in Granta 35: The Unbearable Peace
  • The United States Has Gone Mad (2003), collected in Not One More Death (2006), ISBN 1-844-67116-X
  • Afterword (2014), an essay on Kim Philby, published in A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre[4]
  • The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life (2016)[5]

Short stories[change | change source]

  • "Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn?" (1967), in The Saturday Evening Post, 28 January 1967.
  • "What Ritual is Being Observed Tonight?" (1968), in the Saturday Evening Post, 2 November 1968.
  • "The Writer and The Horse" (1968), in The Savile Club Centenary Magazine and later The Argosy (and The Saturday Review under the title A Writer and A Gentleman).
  • "The King Who Never Spoke" (2009), in Ox-Tales: Fire, 2 July 2009.

Omnibus[change | change source]

  • The Incongruous Spy (1964), containing Call for the Dead and A Murder of Quality
  • The Quest for Karla (1982), containing Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People (republished in 1995 as Smiley Versus Karla in the UK; and John Le Carré: Three Complete Novels in the U.S.), ISBN 0-394-52848-4

Screenplays[change | change source]

Executive producer[change | change source]

Actor[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies aged 89". the Guardian. 13 December 2020. Archived from the original on 13 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. "John le Carré: Cold War novelist dies aged 89". BBC News. 13 December 2020. Archived from the original on 13 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  3. Kean, Danuta (7 March 2017). "George Smiley to return in new John le Carré novel, A Legacy of Spies" – via www.theguardian.com.
  4. Robert McCrum (9 March 2014). "A Spy Among Friends Review: Kim Philby's Treacherous Friendship with Nicholas Elliot". The Observer. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  5. Penguin Random House to Publish John le Carré's Memoir in September 2016, Le Carré Productions, 9 October 2015, archived from the original on 2 March 2016, retrieved 21 February 2016

Other websites[change | change source]