Saturday, October 19, 2013

Happy 82nd Birthday To John Le Carre

As notes, today is British thriller writer John le Carre's birthday.

John Le CarrĂ© was born October 19, 1931 in Poole, England. His first published novel, Call for the Dead (1961), introduced his ‘anti-hero’ George Smiley, who appears in most of his stories. Some of his many popular works are The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Honourable Schoolboy, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Russia House, The Tailor of Panama and Absolute Friends.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

Although I don't subscribe to le Carre's worldview, I find him to be a fine writer and his earlier novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a Cold War classic.

You can read my Philadelphia Inquirer review of John le Carre's Our Kind of Traitor via the below link:

You can also read my Crime Beat column on John le Carre and Ian Fleming - Spy Writer Vs Spy Writer - via the below link:

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