John Le Carre

In 1931, John le Carre was born. He taught at Eton and served in the British Foreign Service for five years after attending the universities of Berne and Oxford. His third book, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, cemented his international fame. The Constant Gardener, based on his novel, was adapted into a hit film. He spends equal amounts of time in England and on the continent.