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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy writer Le Caree adds "award winner"

Posted June 27, 2011


Master spy writer John Le Carré -- whose masterpiece Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy comes to theaters this fall in a new adaptation (with Gary Oldham as Le Carré most famous character Geroge Smiley) -- is getting  attention from Germany. Why Germany for this British writer? Because so many of his Cold War adventures unfold there. The British journal The Guardian gives a full report, explaining:

Le Carré has been named as one of this year's recipients of Germany's Goethe Medal, which goes to individuals who "have performed outstanding service for the German language and international cultural dialogue". This "master of the political and psychological crime novel", according to the Goethe Institut, "condensed Germany's difficult role during the era of the cold war" in his books, and "vividly brings to life the global fields of conflict".