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John le Carré

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.[1][2]

His works



  • 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),

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    ISBN 1-844-67116-X
  • Afterword (2014), an essay on Kim Philby, published in A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre[4]
  • The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life (2016)[5]

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.


  • 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.),

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    ISBN 0-394-52848-4


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