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Day 2 – Friday 29th September 2023

September 29, 2023

£13.00 – £21.00

Morning session

The Town Hall


9:45 – Graham Greene, Adapting for the Cinema: Shirley Day (Florida State University) will discuss how Greene’s works were adapted for the screen, and how he adapted the works of others.

10:45 – Break for tea and coffee

11:15 – Who was the Real Kim Philby?: Scott Newton (University of Cardiff), will consider how the smiling villain of modern British history may be understood as a more nuanced and sympathetic figure than conventional wisdom has allowed.

Break for lunch

Afternoon session

The Town Hall


2:30 – Interview: Jon Wise interviews Nick Dennys, who was Graham Greene’s nephew. As a prominent bookseller, Nick Dennys handled the transfer of his uncle’s books and archives to American universities, and has rare insights into the way his uncle’s mind worked.

3:30 – Break for tea and coffee

4:00 – From Greene to ‘Greene’: The Challenges of Biographical Fiction: Jay Parini (Middlebury College), a leading poet, biographer, and novelist, discusses his forthcoming novel which imagines Graham Greene in his wartime posting as MI6 officer in Sierra Leone.

Evening session

The Civic Centre


8:00 – Film: The Quiet American (Figaro / United Artists, 1958, 121 minutes), written and directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz and starring Audie Murphy and Michael Redgrave. Introduced by Mike Hill.


September 29, 2023
£13.00 – £21.00


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