“His very personal religion of man”: the reception of Graham Greene’s novels in state socialist Romania

This is a draft for a talk that I recently gave in Berkhamsted, where I had the honour of being invited to the 22nd edition of the Graham Greene International Festival (30 September – 3 October 2021).  Let me start by saying that I’m absolutely thrilled to be here at the Graham Greene International Festival. Thank […]

Playing literary detective

Reading Professor Richard Greene’s magnificent new biography of Graham Greene, I came across a character named Claudette Monde – a French literary critic with whom Greene claimed (to Catherine Walston) to have had an affair (in September 1946 or thereabouts). Since no French literary critic with that name seems to have existed, the biographer concludes […]