| Oct 11, 2010
| 9:05 PM
"Our Kind of Traitor: A Novel"
By John Le Carre Viking, $27.95, 310 pages
There are writers whose work will, as time has shown and will show, become immortal: Shakespeare, Keats, Melville, Twain and Hemingway are all good examples. And then there are...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:39 PM
***1/2Traveler, lover, playwright, spy — Aphra Behn’s improbable careers could have filled a few John Le Carre novels. The 17th century author of “The Rover” is cited most often as the first woman who earned her living...
| Dec 15, 2011
** (out of four)
In spy movies, the organization sometimes seems to exist only to police itself and its inevitable traitors. So when the operation doesn’t appear to accomplish anything else except cleaning up its own mess, it suggests that shutting...
| Apr 15, 2009
Simon Channing Williams
British film producer
Simon Channing Williams, 63, a British film producer who made a string of acclaimed movies with director Mike Leigh, died Saturday after battling cancer for several years, his London production company...
| May 17, 2009
1. Visualize Harry Dean Stanton.
Head north out of Detroit on I-75 past 8 Mile Road and you get to Bloomfield Hills, the wealthy suburb where Elmore Leonard lives. Although he was born in New Orleans in 1925, the 83-year-old novelist grew up middle-class...
| Dec 23, 2007
James Bond may be the prototypical English spy, but more discerning readers know that John Le Carré's novels come as close as possible to depicting a "true" portrait of the men and women who populate British intelligence. His most indelible creation,...