Graham Greene Festival Returns

Berkhamsted Living Magazine Graham Greene

The Graham Greene International Festival is emphatically back again this year, with a fascinating programme compiled by experienced festival director Mike Hill.

The 2021 Festival offers a range of lovingly researched talks for the aficionado, along with many opportunities for those less familiar with his work to discover that haunting literary mindscape, Greeneland.

Baroness Claire Fox of the Academy of Ideas and playwright Nick Warburton will be discussing what makes Greene ‘A Good Read’; Professor Richard Greene will talk about his recent new biography, Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene; and the film version of Greene’s classic whisky-priest novel The Power and the Glory will be screened.

The international worldview of this globetrotting son of Berkhamsted will be emphasised through contributions about a musical version of Our Man in Havana, the reception of Greene’s novels in socialist Romania, and the staging of his work in Germany, while novelist and screenwriter William Boyd will be discussing Greene’s last published novel. There’s something for everyone indeed!

The 22nd Graham Greene International Festival runs from 30 September to 3 October.

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