Trust & Festival News

New Greene Biography Offer

Mike Hill, editor of A Sort of Newsletter,  has arranged a special discount for those in the UK wanting to purchase a copy of Richard Greene’s new biography of Graham Greene: Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene. The offer is an attractive one. If you buy it direct from the publisher Little […]

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Winner of Graham Greene Film Review Competition Announced

The winner of the inaugural Graham Greene Film Review Competition is Andrew Key for his review of ‘Fruitvale Station’. The Chairman of the judges, Quentin Falk, writes, ‘On behalf of my fellow judges, Emma Clarke and Jo Wilson, I would first like to congratulate the organisers of this first Graham Greene Film Review Competition, and […]

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New Biography of Greene

A very significant milestone will be achieved this Autumn with the publication of a single-volume biography of Graham Greene by his non-related namesake Professor Richard Greene of Toronto University. Most will agree that, thus far, Graham Greene has not been well served by his biographers and that a concise, dispassionate narrative of the writer’s life […]

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The Show Must Go On

Despite coronavirus and the fact that our beloved festival has had to be cancelled this year, the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust continues to function as normal. Please find attached a copy of the Annual Report and Financial Statement of the 31st May 2020. This has been prepared by the Trust’s Treasurer Chris Allard. We are […]

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New thoughts on The Quiet American

The GGBT website is delighted and most encouraged by the fact that we continue to receive a steady number of articles for our Current Research page. It proves yet again that Graham Greene and his works still provide an active forum for research and debate. To this end, Andrei Gorzo, who was scheduled to give […]

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Graham Greene and François Truffaut: Footnote to a Film

Graham Greene and François Truffaut: Footnote to a Film By: Martin Smit Translation: Sunny Resch In 2013 Rozenberg Quarterly published an article about an amateur movie that shows novelist Graham Greene during his stay in Congo in 1959. A less well known is the fact that Graham Greene had a minor role in an actual […]

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Festival 2020 – Cancelled

It is with very great regret that we have to announce that the Graham Greene 2020 Festival has been cancelled owing to the on-going global coronavirus pandemic. The Trustees  delayed taking this decision until they felt there was no other option, ever mindful of those who travel some distance to attend. Please turn to the […]

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Please don’t forget

It is very easy, during these unique, disturbing and tragic times, to forget routine matters. Last month, some of you who are ‘Friends of the Trust’ received letters inviting you to renew your membership. Many have done so and very promptly. We thank  you for that. Some of you may have forgotten. If you are […]

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The Third Man Rises Again

The Budapest Times reports that the famous Third Man Museum in Vienna is to re-open on 13 June, contrary to reports that it had shut its doors for good as a consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic. The museum proudly claims that it runs without subsidies or sponsorship. Its co-founder and owner Gerhard Strassgschwandtner (left) commented, […]

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Julia Clark

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Julia Clark, wife of the Trust’s Chairman Giles. Julia died peacefully at home on Sunday 19 April after a comparatively short illness. Those who knew Julia would describe her as a ‘character’: funny, often outspoken, even audacious – but great company. She was a […]

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