Conversely, he has always known how to make his readers hang on barbed-wire tenterhooks. He drip-feeds information with such suspense-building miserliness that our befogged state matches that of the field agents — the "joes" — who... In conversation with Jon Snow, le Carré discusses the full breadth of his career spanning five decades, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy John le Carré is donating his speaker's fee to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Le Carré-as we'll call him-is the most demonically charming and articulate writer I've ever met.
Estudou na universidade de Berna na Suíça, e na Universidade de Oxford em Inglaterra... John le Carré in 1965. Photograph: Terry Fincher/Getty Images.