John le Carré

Actor, Writer, Executive producer

Born: Poole, Dorset, England, UK


David John Moore Cornwell, alias John le Carré lə_ˈkɑrˌeɪ, (born 19 October 1931) is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and the 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service, and began writing novels under his pen name. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), became an international best-seller and remains one of his best-known works. Following the success of this novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time author.In 2008, The Times ranked him 22nd on its list of The 50 greatest British writers since 1945. In 2011, he was awarded the Goethe Medal.

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