John le Carre Quote

By the age of 9 or 10, I knew that I had to cut my own cloth and make my own way.

John le Carre

By the age of 9 or 10, I knew that I had to cut my own cloth and make my own way.

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About John le Carre

David John Moore Cornwell (19 October 1931 – 12 December 2020), better known by his pen name John le Carré (), was an Irish author, best known for his espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), became an international best-seller and remains one of his best-known works. According to his son Nicholas, le Carré took Irish citizenship shortly before his death.
Following the success of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, he left MI6 to become a full-time author. His books include The Looking Glass War (1965), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974), Smiley's People (1979), The Little Drummer Girl (1983), The Night Manager (1993), The Tailor of Panama (1996), The Constant Gardener (2001), A Most Wanted Man (2008), and Our Kind of Traitor (2010), all of which have been adapted for film or television.