John le Carre is the author of many bestselling novels, several of which have achieved the status of modern classic. His works include The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Smiley's People; The Little Drummer Girl; A Perfect Spy; The Russia House; and Absolute Friends.
Passionate, intense, wonderful -- David Nicholls
The best spy story I have ever read -- Graham Greene
A masterpiece, the best espionage novel ever written -- John Banville
One of those writers who will be read a century from now -- Robert Harris