theguardian.com – Alison Flood
John le Carré is to open the door to his “secret world” for the first time in a memoir due to be published next autumn.
The bestselling spy novelist, who worked for MI5 and MI6 before he made his debut as a novelist with The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, will release The Pigeon Tunnel, subtitled “stories from my life”, in September 2016.
“Out of the secret world I once knew, I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit,” he writes in the book. “First comes the imagining, then the search for reality. Then back to the imagining, and to the desk where I’m sitting now.”