Graham Greene

British writer, playwright and literary critic (1904-1991)

Henry Graham Greene OM CH (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991) was a British writer.

Greene was born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. His family was wealthy and had owned slave plantations in Montserrat and St. Kitts.[1] He graduated with a second-class degree from Balliol College, Oxford. He was a journalist before he became a novelist.

Greene wrote novels, autobiographies, travel books, plays, screenplays, short stories and children's books. His Catholicism influenced his work.[2]

Greene had bipolar disorder.[3] He died of leukaemia in Vevey, Switzerland.

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  1. "Benjamin Greene: Profile & Legacies Summary". Legacies of British Slave-ownership. UCL Department of History. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  2. Brennan, Michael G. (2010). Graham Greene: Fictions, Faith and Authorship. A&C Black. ISBN 978-1-84706-339-7.
  3. eNotes

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