Posted on 01/10/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations twice over to author John le Carré!

The author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold received the Olof Palme Prize — but he’ll donate the $100,000 purse to Doctors Without Borders, reports the Guardian.

The award honors a person of “outstanding achievement” in the spirit of the Polme, the Swedish prime minister who was assassinated in 1986.

According to the Guardian, authors rarely receive this award, though le Carré is not the first.

It points out that his works frequently criticize abuses of power — for instance, his most recent novel, Agent Running in the Field, describes intrigue between Donald Trump, pro-Brexit England, and Russia.

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