John le Carré
1931-
 

Pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell. He was born in Poole, Dorset and educated at Sherborne School before going to Oxford. In 1956, he taught French and German at Eton and then spent five years in the Foreign Office. From 1960 until 1963, he was second secretary in the British Embassy in Bonn. In 1964, he served as a Consul in Hamburg and then, after the success of 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold', gave up the Foreign Office to devote himself to writing. He is the creator of 'George Smiley', an intelligence officer working for MI6.
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Titles and year of publication:
 
'George Smiley' Novels
 1) Call for the Dead  1961
 2) A Murder of Quality  1962
 3) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy  1974
 4) The Honourable Schoolboy (Gold Dagger Award)  1977
 5) Smiley's People  1980
 6) The Secret Pilgrim  1991
Other Novels
 1) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Gold Dagger Award, Edgar Award))  1963
 2) The Looking-Glass War  1965
 3) A Small Town in Germany  1968
 4) The Naive and Sentimental Lover  1971
 5) The Little Drummer Girl  1983
 6) A Perfect Spy  1986
 7) The Russia House  1989
 8) The Night Manager  1993
 9) Our Game  1995
10) The Tailor of Panama  1996
11) Single & Single  1999
12) The Constant Gardener  2001
13) Absolute Friends  2003
14) The Mission Song  2006
15) A Most Wanted Man  2008
16) Our Kind of Traitor  2010
17) A Delicate Truth  2013

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