From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut, and Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the fiction of David Cornwell – better known as John le Carré – has always got to the heart of modern times. As his first memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life, is published, BRIAN MORTON looks at the life, work and philosophy of one of Britain’s greatest living writers, alongside highlights from his many BBC interviews over the past five decades. Read more.
The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life – John le CarréTo be published in September 2016 in the UK in Viking Hardback and simultaneously in the USA and Canada also by Penguin Random House. The audiobook, read by the author, will be released at the same time. Read more.
‘Spy master to appear in The Night Manager, his first TV adaptation in over 20 years’ Read more.
The former secretary of state lists John le Carré among her favourite authors in conversation with The New York Times. Read more.
The Telegraph picks the 20 best ever audiobooks, placing le Carré’s latest work in first place. Read more.
The director of A Most Wanted Man talks to the Big Issue about directing Philip Seymour Hoffman and our post-9/11 world. Read more.
‘The capital depicted in the greatest Cold War spy novels seems a long, long time ago in certain ways.’ Writes Dave Hill. Read more.
Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston are set to star in a TV mini-series adaptation of the John le Carré novel, directed by Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier. Read more.
The Huffington Post on writers and their pen names. Read more.
The identity of the MI5 spy who posed as a German agent to infiltrate the ranks of British Nazi sympathisers has been revealed as Eric Roberts, a bank clerk and father-of-three who lived with his family in Surrey. Read more.