John Le Carre

  • Review: 'Tinker Tailor...' is intensely cerebral January 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Based on the novel by John le Carre, 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' is intense and cerebral. There is not one point in the movie that allows the audience to lose focus or leave their seats for any reason. Every scene, every subtle dialogue is vital to the plot. The...
  • John le Carre turns down prize nomination March 30, 2011

    Sydney: John le Carre was nominated for the Man Booker prize recognizing an author's lifetime contribution to fiction, but the British writer immediately asked to be taken off the shortlist because he said he doesn't compete for literary awards. Le Carre, the author of more than 20 books that helped define...
  • John le Carre has a spy for all seasons November 29, 2010

    It is seven o’clock on a Bangalore evening. Inside a secondhand bookshop that still arranges books by the first name of authors in the manner of Icelandic telephone directories, a software engineer and an avid quizzer are searching for a book by David Cornwell, sometime master at Eton and member...