John le Carré

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John le Carré
John le Carré in Hamburg (10 November 2008)
John le Carré in Hamburg, 2008
BornDavid John Moore Cornwell
(1931-10-19) 19 October 1931 (age 88)
Poole, Dorset, Ingland
ThriftNovelist, umwhile intelligence officer
Alma materOxford Varsity
GenreSpy feection
Notable warksThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Honourable Schoolboy
Smiley's People
The Night Manager
The Constant Gardener
SpooseAlison Sharp (m. 1954–71)
Valerie Eustace (m. 1972–present)
Bairns4 sons

David John Moore Cornwell, alias John le Carré (born 19 October 1931) is a Breetish author o espionage novelles. During the 1950s an the 1960s, he wirked for the Security Service an the Secret Intelligence Service, an began writin novelles unner his pen name. His third novelle, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), acame an internaitional best-seller, an remains ane o his best-kent wirks. Follaein the success o this novelle, he left MI6 tae acome a full-time author.

Le Carré established himsel as a writer o espionage feection. In 2008, The Times ranked him 22nt on its leet o "The 50 greatest Breetish writers syne 1945".[1] In 2011, he wan the Goethe Medal, a yearly prize gien bi the Goethe Institute.

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  1. Staff writer (5 January 2008). "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". The Times. London: Times Newspapers. Retrieved 24 July 2015.