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John le Carré
John le Carré in Hamburg (10 November 2008)
Le Carré in 2008
Born David John Moore Cornwell
(1931-10-19)19 October 1931
Poole, Dorset, England, UK
Died 12 December 2020(2020-12-12) (aged 89)
Truro, Cornwall, England, UK
Occupation Novelist
intelligence officer
Nationality British
Education University of Bern
Lincoln College, Oxford (BA)
Genre Spy fiction
Notable works The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Honourable Schoolboy
Smiley's People
A Perfect Spy
The Night Manager
The Constant Gardener
The Little Drummer Girl
Spouse
Alison Sharp
(m. 1954; div. 1971)

Valerie Eustace (m. 1972)
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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 is 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.

His works

Novels

  • Call for the Dead (1961),
  • A Murder of Quality (1962),
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963),
  • The Looking Glass War (1965),
  • A Small Town in Germany (1968),
  • The Naïve and Sentimental Lover (1971),
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974),
  • The Honourable Schoolboy (1977),
  • Smiley's People (1979),
  • The Little Drummer Girl (1983),
  • A Perfect Spy (1986),
  • The Russia House (1989),
  • The Secret Pilgrim (1990),
  • The Night Manager (1993),
  • Our Game (1995),
  • The Tailor of Panama (1996),
  • Single & Single (1999),
  • The Constant Gardener (2001),
  • Absolute Friends (2003),
  • The Mission Song (2006),
  • A Most Wanted Man (2008),
  • Our Kind of Traitor (2010),
  • A Delicate Truth (2013),
  • A Legacy of Spies (2017),

Non-fiction

  • 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),
  • Afterword (2014), an essay on Kim Philby, published in A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
  • The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life (2016)

Short stories

  • "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

  • 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.),

Screenplays

  • End of the Line (1970), broadcast 29 June 1970
  • A Murder of Quality (1991)
  • The Tailor of Panama (2001), with John Boorman and Andrew Davies

Executive producer

  • The Tailor of Panama (2001)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
  • A Most Wanted Man (2014)
  • The Night Manager (2016)
  • Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

Actor

  • The Little Drummer Girl (1984), as David Cornwell
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), as John le Carré
  • A Most Wanted Man (2014)
  • Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
  • The Night Manager (2016), as David Cornwell

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