Trust & Festival News

October 2020: just to whet your appetite …

What do the organisers of the 2020 Graham Greene International Festival have in store? Here are a few headlines to tempt you to come to Berkhamsted between 1st – 4th October. Remember 2nd October is Greene’s birth date so there will be a special birthday toast. Professor Richard Greene will be launching his long-awaited biography […]

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The 2019 Festival: Audio Recordings

If you would like to listen again to some or all of the talks which featured at the 2019 Graham Greene International Festival, or listen in for the first time, you can do so by turning to the Resources and Archive page. We are delighted to add this resource to our website and are very […]

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Bernard Diederich

We are saddened to report the passing of Bernard Diederich aged 93. The journalist was a close friend of Graham Greene during the last decades of his life. Notably, he was instrumental in alerting to Greene to the atrocities of the Duvalier regime in Haiti. Greene had visited Haiti briefly in 1963, and had experienced […]

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The Late Greene that Never Was

After Monsignor Quixote (1982), Graham Greene wrote one more full length novel, The Captain and the Enemy (1987). The Tenth Man (1985) does not count as it originated as a 1940s film treatment. However, in the mid-1980s, Greene was confident enough to give a title, On The Way Back, to a new novel to be […]

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A Greene Special

A ‘Greene Special’ is to be broadcast on Sunday 29 December 2019 at 4.00 pm on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book programme. It will be presented by the well-known broadcaster Mariella Frostrup and will feature, among others, Louise Doughty who  appeared at the 2018 Festival and Quentin Falk, familiar to all as the Festival’s own […]

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Novels that shaped our world

This month, the BBC is embarking on an ambitious celebration of literature. It is part of a year-long festival in partnership with libraries and reading groups around the UK led by ‘Libraries Connected’ and supported by Arts Council England. The BBC has assembled an expert panel of six leading British writers, curators and critics to […]

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The 2019 Festival: Official Report

  Graham Greene Film Review Prize Launched at 2019 International Festival Graham Greene is primarily known today as the novelist who penned such classics as Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory and Our Man in Havana. Some readers may also know him as a screenwriter, most famous for the film noir classic The Third […]

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Every picture tells a story

It is perhaps unsurprising, given his wide, international appeal, to discover that a biography, appropriately entitled Graham Greene, has been written by Aleksandr Livergant and published in Russia. It has not been translated into English. I am grateful to Konstantin Shishkin for sending me an image of it. The book formed part of a ‘Who’s […]

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The Graham Greene Film Review Competition Update

Entries can now be submitted  for the Graham Greene Film Review Competition for which  the winner will receive a prize of £500. Although Graham Greene’s work as a film reviewer, particularly in the 1930s, provides the inspiration for the prize, entrants are not expected to try to submit a review in the style of Greene. […]

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The party’s over but …

The Graham Greene International Festival is over for another year but certainly not forgotten. If you missed the event but want to know what took place, you are invited to turn to the Resources and Archive page. There you will find the full programme for the event presented in a day-by-day format, profiles of the […]

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