Amazon UK is launching an authors lounge, where author interviews will be featured. The lounge page is available here. You can watch John Le Carre pitch his novel Absolute Friends, which I read a few weeks ago. I thought the beginning was a little too didactic, but then once Ted Mundy is established as a character, the story became very smooth and utterly engrossing. In other Le Carre news, Le Monde interviews the author for their weekend edition.