Adam Sisman c Jonathan Ring

Adam Sisman

John le Carré: The Biography Book Launch

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Sun 18 October 2015

Adam Sisman

John le Carré: The Biography Book Launch

Adam Sisman c Jonathan Ring
Sun 18 October 2015,

John le Carré is still at the top, more than half a century after The Spy Who Came in from the Cold became a worldwide bestseller. From his bleak childhood – the departure of his mother when he was five was followed by ‘sixteen hugless years’ in the dubious care of his father, a serial-seducer and con-man – through recruitment by both MI5 and MI6, to his emergence as the master of the espionage novel, le Carré has repeatedly quarried his life for his fiction which includes some of the finest novels published. Written with exclusive access to le Carré himself, to his private archive and to many of the people closest to him, Adam Sisman has produced a major biography of one of the most important novelists alive today.

To launch the book, he will be in discussion with Robert McCrum, associate editor of the Observer.

Part of I Spy…John le Carré, a weekender celebrating the launch of Bristol-based Adam Sisman’s biography on celebrated author John le Carré – including the full 1979 seven-part BBC mini-series of Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, a screening of the recent film version, and Sisman himself in conversation with Robert McCrum, associate editor of the Observer.

Image credit: Jonathan Ring

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