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The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust
Welcome to The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust website. Click on the Trust and Festival News page for the latest information about our current activities and up to date news about Graham Greene. We are a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to promote interest and research into the life and works of the author Graham Greene (1904–1991) and to run the yearly Graham Greene International Festival. Our registered charity number is 1064839.
Graham Greene was born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, on 2 October 1904. His father was headmaster of the Berkhamsted Boys’ School. Graham became one of the most successful British authors of the twentieth century, writing film reviews, plays, short stories, essays, “entertainments”, novels and travel books. Many of his novels have been turned into films and his most famous works have been translated into a large number of languages.
The Trust has organised the Graham Greene International Festival in Berkhamsted every year, bar one, since 1998. It is currently a four day event. We are very proud to call it an ‘international’ event as each year we welcome and entertain old and new friends from across the world to a series of lectures, films, discussions and social events.
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The Trust’s Patrons are members of the Greene family: Caroline Bourget (daughter of Graham Greene), Louise Dennys and Nicholas Dennys (his niece and nephew), Andrew Bourget (his grandson), Lucy Saunders (his great-niece).