The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust

Welcome to The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust website.  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.

Click on the Trust and Festival News page (left) for the latest information about our current activities and up to date news about Graham Greene.

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 novels, film reviews, plays, short stories, essays 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 two (Festival 2020 had to be cancelled owing to the Coronavirus Pandemic), 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 talks, films, discussions and social events.