We talk Mick Herron, Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, John Le Carre and many more on Dead Drop 5 Today we launch a new series for Spybrary, it is called DEAD DROP 5. Today’s guest is deep under cover, behind the wall embedded in Communist East Berlin, he has asked his SIS handler to stash 5 of his favorite spy books in their dead drop location in the Friedrichshain park. David Craggs has … [Read more...] about 23: From Modesty Blaise to Mick Herron on Dead Drop 5
John Le Carre
Press release just in from the Ink Factory: ON THE HEELS OF THE WILDLY SUCCESSFUL AND AWARD-WINNING SERIES “THE NIGHT MANAGER,” THE INK FACTORY, BBC AND AMC ANNOUNCE NEXT JOHN LE CARRÉ PROJECT -- “THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL” Florence Pugh to Star in the Park Chan-wook Directed Series; The series will be sold globally by Endeavor Content / IMG London, England [8 November 2017] – On the … [Read more...] about Hot off the Press John Le Carre’s Little Drummer Girl to be adapted for TV – Official!
Legacy of Spies Podcast Round Table September 7th saw the publication of the latest John Le Carre novel 'A Legacy of Spies.' Is it any good? Does the master still have it? What do some of his most ardent fans think? Today’s podcast is a round table episode, Spybrary Host Shane Whaley is joined by Double O Sections’ Matthew Bradford and Spywrite’s Jeff Quest, two of the … [Read more...] about 18: A Legacy of Spies -John Le Carre review
An Evening with John Le Carre John Le Carre gave a rousing talk and answered questions at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Spybrary Podcast was there and we bring you this first ever field report. Billed as 'An Evening with George Smiley' John Le Carre packed out the Royal Festival Hall and his talk was beamed live to many cinemas across the UK and Europe. 'In this one-off … [Read more...] about 17: John Le Carre talk in London – Field Report
009: Jake Kerridge tells us all about the Summer of Spies London is the place to be for us spy fans. On the heels of the announcement that John Le Carre will make a rare public appearance in September, Waterstones Gower Street unveil the Summer of Spies, a Classic Spy Fiction Club series of events, hosted by Jake Kerridge. Waterstones (British equivalent to Barnes and Noble) ask that you … [Read more...] about 009: Summer of Spies with the Telegraph’s Jake Kerridge
006: George Smiley and Call for the Dead with Matthew Bradford On Episode 006 of the Spybrary Podcast we deep dive into the debut novel of John Le Carre, 1961's Call for the Dead and the first novel that features the spy legend George Smiley. George Smiley is no one's idea of a spy—which is perhaps why he's such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security … [Read more...] about 006: George Smiley and Call for the Dead with Matthew Bradford