John le Carré

 

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David John Moore Cornwell, pen name John le Carré, is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and the 1960s, Cornwell worked for the British intelligence services MI5 and MI6, and began writing novels under a pen name. His third novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold became an international best-seller, and it remains one of his best-known works. Following the success of this novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time author. Le Carré has established himself as a writer of espionage fiction. In 2008, The Times ranked le Carré 22nd on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". In 2011, he won the Goethe Medal, a yearly prize given by the Goethe Institute

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John le Carré

Born 1931-10-19 (90 years ago) in Poole.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Dagger of Daggers (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold) 2005 Spionen som kom in från kylan
Helmerich Award 1990
Cartier Diamond Dagger 1988
Martin Beck Award (A Perfect Spy) 1986 A Perfect Spy
Edgar Grand Master Award 1984 Edgar Awards 1984
Edgar Award for Best Novel (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold) 1965 Edgar Awards 1965 Spionen som kom in från kylan
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Man Booker International Prize 2011 Man Booker International Prize Ceremony 2011
Edgar Awards for Best Television Feature/Mini-Series Teleplay (A Murder of Quality) 1992 Edgar Awards 1992 A Murder of Quality
Edgar Award for Best Novel (The Little Drummer Girl) 1984 Edgar Awards 1984 The Little Drummer Girl
Edgar Award for Best Short Story (Dare I Weep? Dare I Mourn?) 1968 Edgar Awards 1968 Dare I Weep? Dare I Mourn?
Edgar Award for Best Novel (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold) 1965 Edgar Awards 1965 Spionen som kom in från kylan
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Valerie Eustace(Gifta: 1972–) 1972 Gifta
Alison Sharp(Gifta: 1954–1971) 1954 1971 Gifta
Children

Stephen Cornwell, Nick Harkaway, Simon Cornwell, Timothy Cornwell

Parents

Richard Thomas Archibald Cornwell, Olive Gassy

Siblings

Charlotte Cornwell, Rupert Cornwell, Tony Cornwell

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David John Moore Cornwell, pen name John le Carré, is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and the 1960s, Cornwell worked for the British intelligence services MI5 and MI6, and began writing novels under a pen name. His third novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold became an international best-seller, and it remains one of his best-known works. Following the success of this novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time author.

Le Carré has established himself as a writer of espionage fiction. In 2008, The Times ranked le Carré 22nd on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". In 2011, he won the Goethe Medal, a yearly prize given by the Goethe Institute.

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