Graham Greene Biography

Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH was an English novelist and author regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Combining literary acclaim with widespread popularity, Greene had acquired a reputation early in his own lifetime as a great writer, both of serious Catholic novels and of thrillers; however, even though shortlisted in 1967, he was never awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Through 67 years of writings which included over 25 novels, he explored the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world through a Catholic perspective.

Although Greene objected strongly to being described as a Roman Catholic novelist rather than as a novelist who happened to be Catholic, Catholic religious themes are at the root of much of his writing, especially the four major Catholic novels: Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory, The Heart of the Matter and The End of the Affair; which are regarded as "the gold standard" of the Catholic novel. Several works such as The Confidential Agent, The Third Man, The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana and The Human Factor also show an avid interest in the workings of international politics and espionage. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Graham Greene
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Journalist, Author, Screenwriter, Literary critic
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
October 2, 1904
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
April 3, 1991
Age at Death:
86
Cause of Death:
Leukemia
Marriages
  • 1927-10-15
    Writer Graham Greene (23) weds Vivien Dayrell-Browning at St. Mary's Church in Hampstead, North London
Graham Greene Timeline
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