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Spy Novelist John Le Carre

Le Carre is the pseudonym of writer David Cromwell, who used to be a spy himself. His newest novel, The Russia House, considers the glasnost reforms of the Soviet Union's Gorbachev administration. Some of Le Carre's past novels include The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Little Drummer Girl, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

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Other segments from the episode on May 30, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 30, 1989: Interview with John le Carre; Review of George Adam's album "Nightingale"; Interview with Robert Mason; Review of David Halberstam's book "Summer of '49."

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