John le Carré
#1606 Overall Influence

John le Carré

British novelist and spy

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David John Moore Cornwell , better known by his pen name John le Carré , is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service . His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold , 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. His books include The Looking Glass War , Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy , Smiley’s People , The Little Drummer Girl , The Night Manager , The Tailor of Panama , The Constant Gardener , A Most Wanted Man and Our Kind of Traitor , all of which have been adapted for film or television.

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University of Bern
University of Bern

University in the Swiss capital of Bern

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Literature