Posted on December 14, 2020 at 7:54 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Spy novelist John le Carré passed away Saturday at the age of eighty-nine.

Works such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and The Honourable Schoolboy brought new acclaim to the genre of espionage thriller — unsurprising, given that their author actually worked in British intelligence.

Le Carré, who died of pneumonia not related to COVID-19, was publishing up until quite recently; his most recent novel, Agent Running in the Field, came out in fall 2019.

Read tributes to him and more about his extraordinary life in obituaries in the Guardian, the BBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

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