A Sort of Newsletter

About the Newsletter

The Trust’s quarterly magazine, A Sort of Newsletter (ASON) is published each February, May, August and November. ASON is not intended to be an academic journal; there is something for everyone with an interest in Greene.

The quarterly usually features at least one substantial article and in the February 2023 edition Zoeb Matin wrote about the intriguing Greene short story ‘A Discovery in the Woods’. The May edition drew a range of responses from editor Mike Hill’s call for readers to write something about their personal Greene collections and this theme proved so popular it was carried forward into the August edition  which also included reviews of a selection of new Greene -related books and a musical  version of The 3rd Man. The last edition of 2023, November, featured the usual reports on the annual festival, the 24th, where a team of festival-goers write assess the various events which took place in early October over four days at the Berkhamsted home of the Trust.

A round-up of Greene-related news is always to be be found in the A Sort of Newsletter ‘Miscellany’, together with book, play or film reviews. The editor also sets an annual Greene Quiz in the February edition which inevitably proves both popular and challenging.

The annual Graham Greene International Festival each year in Berkhamsted, is the principal event in the Birthplace Trust’s calendar, as mentioned above. Naturally, it features prominently in the pages of the newsletter with news about the forthcoming speakers and events appearing in May and August issues. Therefore , if you are interested in Graham Greene, his life and his books and you are not currently a Friend of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, then you are urged to turn to the Members’ page on this website which gives all the details about joining and receiving A Sort of Newsletter once a quarter.