Trust & Festival News

Dedicated to Richard Greene

Richard Greene’s new biography Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene has been widely praised in the British Press since the publication of the UK Edition at the beginning of September. It has been admired elsewhere as well. Here is poem by Fr. Gerard Garrigan OSB, who was inspired to write by reading […]

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‘Murder didn’t mean much to Raven’

To mark Graham Greene’s birthday we are publishing the talk that Michael Hill would have given at the Graham Greene International Festival which would have been taking place now. ‘Murder didn’t mean much to Raven’ A Gun for Sale in context I read my first Graham Greene novel, I think, sometime in the 1970s. I […]

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A Birthday Treat

On October 2nd,  to mark Graham Greene’s 116th birthday, we will be publishing the talk Michael Hill would have been giving at the Graham Greene International Festival this year. Sadly, but understandably, the festival had to be cancelled owing to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. Mike’s talk will be on A Gun for Sale. This was […]

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Greene’s biography

Richard Greene’s biography of Graham Greene, Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene has been widely reviewed already. There may well be others, but to date reviews have appeared in The Independent, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Tablet, Prospect, The Spectator and The Evening Standard. The Standard called the book, ‘a brilliant […]

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Richard Greene Interviewed

Richard Greene’s biography Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene is published today in the UK. Last month, Richard was interviewed by A Sort of Newsletter Editor and former Festival Director Michael Hill. Here is a transcript of the interview to mark this important event: _________ AN INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD GREENE  Your first […]

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Thoughts on Monsignor Quixote

While the publication  in English of Professor Carlos Villar Flor’s book on Greene’s travels around Spain and Portugal with Father Durán is both hopefully and eagerly anticipated, it is timely to reflect on the 1982 novel Monsignor Quixote itself. The first chapter appeared in The Tablet in 1978; at that stage Greene had no plans […]

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Letters of Noël Coward

Richard Dreyfus and Marsha Mason who starred together in the film The Goodbye Girl (1977), for which Dreyfus won an Oscar, will re-unite for a virtual performance of The Letters of Noël Coward. The event takes place at the Bay Street Theater, (www.playbill.com/article/richard-dreyfuss-and-marsha-mason-to-virtually-reunite) on 25 August. The down-side, for those living in the UK, it […]

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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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