David John Moore Cornwell, better known by the pen name John le Carré, is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). 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. Several of his books have been adapted for film and television, including The Constant Gardener, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Night Manager. In 2011, he was awarded the Goethe Medal.
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John le Carré is 88 now, and 25 novels, 10 films and 6 TV adaptations later, he has new villains: The people trying to take Britain out of the European Union. The author talks with Mark Phillips about.. CBS News - Published
His new novel, "Angel Running in the Field," examines how the British public, he says, is being "bamboozled by people with private interests," and European allies are being turned into enemies CBS News - Published
What lies within the heart of a secret agent, and how would he convince others to betray their countries for the benefit of his own? In this web exclusive, author John le Carré reads a passage from.. CBS News - Published
The putative end of the Cold War didn't mark the end for master spy storyteller John le Carré, who continued to write thrilling bestsellers of international intrigue and duplicity. Mark Phillips.. CBS News - Published
Finishing a book puts John le Carré into a depression he tells 60 Minutes. But not for long. The 86-year-old best-selling author says he already has an idea for his next spy thriller. CBS News - Published