Le Carré Recommends – UPDATE

A few weeks back I wrote about books that John Le Carré has either introduced or recommended. I've found two more Le Carré books that either have a JlC written introduction or essay. There was also a recent le Carré blurb. England’s Glory Text by Gareth Huw Davies, Photos by Various - 8 page introduction … Continue reading Le Carré Recommends – UPDATE

le Carré announces a new novel – A Legacy of Spies

News broke this morning about a new George Smiley novel written by John le Carré. A Legacy of Spies is set to be released on September 7th, 2017. Many, myself included, had assumed last years The Pigeon Tunnel would be 85 year old le Carré's last book, especially after Adam Sisman revealed he had set … Continue reading le Carré announces a new novel – A Legacy of Spies

 John Le Carré – Time Magazine Profile

Just before the release of The Honourable Schoolboy, Time published a cover story profile of John Le Carré. If you're too lazy or busy to read Adam Sisman's recent doorstopper of a biography, the Time profile is a very good shortcut. The work of Stefan Kanfer, Dean Fischer and Anne Hopkins, it's a very nice … Continue reading  John Le Carré – Time Magazine Profile

The Coldest Winter – A Review

My love of spy fiction isn't constrained to prose. There are several graphic novels with an espionage theme that have been able to hold their own with the best of spy novelists. Antony Johnston's duo The Coldest City and The Coldest Winter are two of them. I’ve been a reader of Antony Johnston’s work for … Continue reading The Coldest Winter – A Review

John le Carré’s Post-Cold War Fiction – Robert Lance Snyder Interview Part Three

We finish our discussion with Robert Lance Snyder in advance of the release of his new book, John le Carré's Post-Cold War Fiction. Read part one here. Read part two here. Jeff Quest: I’ve been working on a list of books recommended by le Carré and as a result reading many of the introductions he … Continue reading John le Carré’s Post-Cold War Fiction – Robert Lance Snyder Interview Part Three

John le Carré’s Post-Cold War Fiction – Robert Lance Snyder Interview Part Two

We continue our discussion with Robert Lance Snyder in advance of the release of his new book, John le Carré's Post-Cold War Fiction.  Read part one here. Jeff Quest: Le Carré has managed to stay relevant in a way that his other contemporaries still writing, like Frederick Forsyth or Charles McCarry, haven’t. McCarry in particular released a book … Continue reading John le Carré’s Post-Cold War Fiction – Robert Lance Snyder Interview Part Two

Geoffrey Household – Attacks of Taste

Throughout the 1960's Evelyn Byrne, a teacher at a New York public school, wrote well known authors and asked if they would write back with the books that had the biggest impact on them as they were in their teens. She would then print these responses in the school newspaper in hopes that it would … Continue reading Geoffrey Household – Attacks of Taste