John Le Carré(1931-), Writer of espionage novels
John Le Carré (David John Moore Cornwell)
Sitter in 5 portraits
British novelist and journalist, David Cornwell, served as a diplomat in Germany and is best known for his espionage novels such as The Spy who came in from the Cold (1963) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974). Other works include Smiley's People, (1980) and A Perfect Spy (1986) which he writes under the pseudonym of John le Carré.
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