Trust & Festival News

Unknown Greene Discovered

It is unsurprising that in a literary career spanning seventy years, and one as prodigious in output as Graham Greene’s, that some of his writing will evade even the most assiduous of researchers. Full praise then to Michael J. Abolafia who has discovered in the BBC Written Archives Centre at Reading, UK, twelve hitherto unknown […]

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A letter from our Festival 2019 Director

Dear All, I hope you are very well and, if you are in the UK, managed okay with the snow and are enjoying our present spell of fresh weather as we move into spring. I also hope that you are looking forward to meeting again in Berkhamsted in September, for the Graham Greene International Festival, […]

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The Writer in China

Graham Greene visited the Soviet Union on several occasions, particularly in the last decade of his life in order to see his old friend Kim Philby. On the other hand he made only one trip to China – in 1957. Subsequently, he wrote about that experience – but nearly thirty years later. The article called […]

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Brighton Rock & Sausage Rolls?

Graham Greene was fond of hiding meanings and private jokes in his novels and stories, part of his habitually secretive nature perhaps.  It is a well-known fact that his 1969 novel Travels With My Aunt, for example, is littered with references to the people he knew – all carefully disguised by the novelist’s hand. Now […]

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PUBLISHING NEWS

Our Man in Havana, Graham Greene’s ever-popular novel set in Cuba,  which last year celebrated its 60th anniversary, is in the news again.  Dr Chris Hull’s Our Man Down in Havana: The Story Behind Graham Greene’s Cold War Spy Novel is to be published in early Spring. The first Pegasus hardback edition will be published […]

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Charles Greene and the Armistice

Those who fondly remember the late David Pearce’s wonderful tours of Graham Greene’s old school will know the story of Graham Greene’s father Charles and the Armistice of November 1918, complete with David’s inimitable impersonation of Charles Greene himself. In brief, the story is of Charles Greene’s refusal as Headmaster of Berkhamsted School to grant […]

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Knowing Norman Sherry: A Festival 2019 Preview

Lucinda Cummings-Kilmer, Norman Sherry’s personal researcher and editor, is already booked to speak at the 2019 Graham Greene International Festival. Greene’s official biographer has often been the subject of controversy since his massive three-volume The Life of Graham Greene was first published. Festival Director Dr. Martyn Sampson writes: ‘We are pleased to give advance notice […]

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Vienna in the footsteps of Graham Greene

In October, a group of Graham Greene devotees and The Third Man fanatics enjoyed a long weekend visit to Vienna led by the undisputed expert on the Austrian capital’s connections with that eponymous film, Dr. Brigitte Timmermann. The party were able to bask in late summer weather as they visited a number of sites around […]

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Submissions for Graham Greene Studies Volume 2

Volume 1 of Graham Greene Studies, the academic, peer-reviewed journal published by The University of Georgia Press, in conjunction with The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, is now available either  to be read online, entirely free of charge, at digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/GGS or as a print copy (see below). Originally, the deadline for submission of articles for Volume […]

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Festival Questionnaire

The 2018 Graham Greene Festival was a great success. Attendance was up from last year and the Birthplace Trust welcomed a number of new faces. For the first time, the Trustees produced a questionnaire and a large number of people completed it. However, the Trust is aware that some people may have missed doing so […]

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