John le Carre

2 Stories

John le Carre Brings Back George Smiley, 25 Years Later

'A Legacy of Spies' comes out Sept. 6

(Newser) - Welcome back, George Smiley. After a hiatus of more than 25 years, John le Carre is again writing about one of the world's most famous fictional spies. Viking told the AP on Tuesday that le Carre's A Legacy of Spies will come out Sept. 6. According to the... More »

Spy Author Le Carré Was Tempted to Join Soviets

Curiosity, not ideology, piqued his interest

(Newser) - British spy novelist John le Carré once considered defecting to the Soviet Union out of curiosity about the country, he told an interviewer while promoting his new book. “When you spy intensively and you get closer and closer to the border it seems such a small step to jump... More »

2 Stories