A Most Wanted Man – The genius of John le Carré

September 19, 2014, Article by Tom in Books

We’re huge John le Carré fans, so naturally we’re very excited about the late Philip Seymour Hoffman-starring film adaptation of A Most Wanted Man. Directed by Anton Corbijn, the genius behind the Ian Curtis biopic Control and music videos by the likes of Arcade Fire, Nirvana and Depeche Mode, it’s in UK cinemas now and has received rave reviews.


First published in 2008, A Most Wanted Man is a thriller that follows a German espionage agent, played brilliantly in the film by Hoffman, leading a team as they try to capture and use a potentially dangerous refugee from Chechnya. If you like your novels, or indeed your films, tense, gripping and political, then this is one for you.

To celebrate the cinema release of A Most Wanted Man, we have five copies of the book to give away. Just scroll to the bottom of this page and answer the question.

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For more interesting John le Carré reading, check out this superb feature he wrote for the New York Times about the hugely talented and much missed Philip Seymour Hoffman, and our review of his appearance at the 2013 Hay Festival.

Enter our snazzy little giveaway for the chance to win 1 of 5 copies of A Most Wanted Man. Just answer this stupidly simple question and pop in your email…

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Five winners picked at random from email entries. Closes midday, Friday 26th September. Apologies to our friends around the globe, but it’s UK entries only.

AMWMA Most Wanted Man is published by Sceptre. Both the book and film are out now.