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John le Carré, iconic spy novelist, to publish memoir in 2016

For his next book, John le Carré is sticking to the facts: the master spy novelist has a memoir planned for September 2016.

Novelist best known for The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy author John Le Carré, left, poses with actor British Gary Oldman at the premiere of the film adaptation in London in 2011. (Sang Tan/Associated Press)

For his next book, John le Carré is sticking to the facts.

The master spy novelist has a memoir planned for September 2016, Viking Penguin told The Associated Press on Friday.

The book is called The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life, and is being billed by the publisher as "an exhilarating journey into the worlds of his 'secret sharers' — the men and women who inspired some of his most enthralling novels."

Le Carré, the pen name for David Cornwell, has written nonfiction before. But The Pigeon Tunnel is the British author's first memoir.

Le Carré, who turns 84 later this month, is known for such classics as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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