My spy: the story of H.P. Smolka, Soviet spy and inspiration for 'The Third Man'
Spiting Orwell, inspiring Graham Greene and being awarded an OBE — who really was Hans-Peter Smolka? "It took a decade — and the mining of the KGB files after the Soviet collapse in the early 1990s — for the lurid story of his treachery to emerge..." His godson, Peter Foges, tells in Lapham's Quarterly the fascinating tale of war-time publishing, radicalism and espionage.
From Lapham's Quarterly