This week, Gavia and Morgan change it up by diving into the latest novel by master spy novelist John le Carré, A Legacy of Spies, which marks his final return to the world of George Smiley and the Circus. Topics discussed include the novel's relationship to its predecessors, le Carré's difficulties writing women, Morgan's le Carré fandom, and Brexit.
"John le Carré, The Art of Fiction No. 149," George Plimpton, The Paris Review
"John le Carré Has Not Mellowed With Age," Dwight Garner, The New York Times
"Spies Like Us: A Conversation With John le Carré and Ben Macintyre," Sarah Lyall, The New York Times
"John le Carré on Trump: ‘Something seriously bad is happening’," Mark Brown, The Guardian
The Mountain King, Morgan's masterwork fanfic