Trust & Festival News

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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Graham Greene Film Review Competition

An exciting new competition was announced on the Saturday of the 2019 Festival. The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust is launching a brand new competition in which entrants will be asked to write a Film Review. All the details will appear shortly on a new page on this website which will explain the rules and give […]

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The Final Countdown

The 21st Graham Greene International Festival is only a matter of days away. At present, fair weather is promised which means that, between events, festival-goers will be able to enjoy relaxed strolls in the historic Berkhamsted Castle grounds, along the tow-path of the Grand Union Canal or among the shops and restaurants of the vibrant […]

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A Message from our Festival Director

Dear All, I hope you are very well, enjoying the last of the summer, and looking forward to the Graham Greene International Festival 2019. I am delighted to inform you that Helen Boden will again be displaying the prints that have been produced in some of her art groups and this year, there will be […]

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Lucy Hill: A tribute

The recent and sudden death of Lucy – our fellow and youngest Trustee – gave us the greatest sorrow and heartache. In the first years of the Graham Greene International Festival, now some decades ago, we were struck by the attendance of the lovely and youthful Lucy, brought to us by her parents Mike and […]

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Greene & Nottingham: A Forthcoming Event

In A Sort of Life, Greene comments laconically that in Nottingham he found a town ‘as haunting as Berkhamsted’. He would later use it as a setting both for a novel and a play. On Saturday 19 October, at the Catholic Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas, there is a half day of study entitled ‘Faith, […]

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