New York Times bestselling author John le Carre (A Delicate Truth and Spy Who Came in from the Cold) was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.
"What his most satisfying about John le Carre's first great
success-first of many, as it turned out-is how well it holds up on
this, its 50th anniversary."-Jonathan Yardley, Washington
"The best spy story I have ever read."-Graham Greene
"First-rate and tremendously exciting."-Daphne du Maurier
"Le Carre is one of the best novelists-of any kind-we have."-Vanity Fair
"Written...with a pitiless, elegant clarity. The Spy who Came in from the Cold is a first-rate thriller and more."-Time