What makes John le Carré a writer of substance
Simon Schama on why le Carré was the most perceptive and enduring writer of his age. For the acclaimed historian, the work of John le Carré — who passed away on the 12th of December 2020 — will endure in the pantheon of English literature as the work of an incomparable language-wrangler. In this piece for the Financial Times, Schama celebrates le Carré's career and reflects on the influence the author had over him.
From Financial Times