A memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life by John le Carré, will be published in September 2016 simultaneously in Canada, the US and the UK by Penguin Random House. An audiobook version, read by the author, will be released at the same time.
“Out of the secret world I once knew,” le Carré writes in The Pigeon Tunnel, “I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First comes the imagining, then the search for reality. Then back to the imagining, and to the desk where I’m sitting now.”
Le Carré is the author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Constant Gardener, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, A Most Wanted Man and many other novels.
The Pigeon Tunnel will be le Carré’s first work of nonfiction and will be the first time he talks about his personal writing journey.