John le Carré was determined to remain a European citizen. File photograph: PA

In a twist worthy of his great thrillers, John le Carré, the most English of contemporary novelists, “died an Irishman”. In a BBC documentary to be br(...)

John le Carré  told RTÉ radio in 2019 ‘I am indeed applying for an Irish passport. And it means a lot to me.’ File photograph: PA

Acclaimed English novelist John le Carré who died on Sunday at the age of 89 was applying for an Irish passport and considering moving to Ireland afte(...)

John le Carré: Thriller writer most famous for stories of complex cold war intrigue began his career as a real-life spy in postwar Europe. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

John le Carré, who forged thrillers from equal parts of adventure, moral courage and literary flair, has died aged 89. Le Carré explored the gap betw(...)

Still beating: Alexander Skarsgård and Florence Pugh in ‘The Little Drummer Girl’

All decent folk will feel glad for John le Carré. It must be gratifying to find yourself at the centre of the conversation as you negotiate your 87th (...)

John le Carré in  London in 1964. Photograph: Ralph Crane/The Life Picture Collection/Getty Images

John le Carré (84) is a writer of towering gifts, whose fiction appeals to a reading public both popular and literary. His first acclaimed espionage n(...)

Quarterback Jameis Winston of Florida State University has been accused of rape by a fellow student. Photograph: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Jameis Winston might be the most talented quarterback available in the forthcoming NFL Draft. He may well turn into the type of break-out star whose g(...)