The Spy Who Came in from the Cold was such a hit that le Carré had to resign from the secret service. In the decades since, as his new biographer writes, his politics have become more overt, and more leftwing.
Maryse Conde, one of the Caribbean’s most renowned authors, has won an award created to replace this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature.
The prestigious literature prize was suspended this year after a scandal at the Swedish Academy, which awards it.
The Guadeloupian author, 81, said she was “very happy and proud” to win the alternative version
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ”Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88.
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Morrison’s family issued a statement through Knopf saying she died after a brief illness.
The news was announced on the official 007 Twitter account, which said: “Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.” In 1963, she was cast as the mistress of MI6 station boss Ali Kerim Bey in From Russia With Love.