Join us for a unique celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers, as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character.
From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the arms trade in The Night Manager, and the War on Terror in A Most Wanted Man, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century. In this one-off event, the author discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.
Coinciding with the publication date of his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, the event will include readings from the book by the author. The novel sees the return of some of le Carré’s most iconic Cold War characters, including George Smiley and his trusted lieutenant, Peter Guillam, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words.
In partnership with global event distributor, Trafalgar Releasing, this extraordinary evening will be broadcast live to cinemas on the 7th September in the UK and around Europe.
In support of MSF, the leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organisation, John le Carré is donating his speaker’s fee, and the producers of the live cinema broadcast, The Ink Factory, are donating their share of the profits to the charity.
Tickets will be on sale on Monday 8th May 2017.
For tickets to the Royal Festival Hall event go to www.faneproductions.com/event/johnlecarre/
For cinema tickets go to www.johnlecarrelive.com
The hashtag for the event is #leCarrelive
Links to both the Royal Festival Hall and cinema ticketing websites are available at www.johnlecarre.com