Some facts about Graham Greene
- Graham Greene – an English writer, is best known for his novels. He published 26 novels during his lifetime, over a career period of 59 years. One publication, “No Man’s Land”, was published posthumously in 2005, 14 years after Greene’s death.
- Greene had a rough adolescence. He attended boarding school at which his father was the headmaster, and during his years there he attempted suicide more than once, and was socially ostracized and unhappy.
- Perhaps unsurprisingly, given his adolescence, Greene was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a condition which plagued him all his life. Interestingly, he also attributed much of his best work to its symptoms.
- Greene was a travel enthusiast and his love for travelling took him to places like Liberia, Mexico, Haiti, Central America.
- Greene was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966 and 1967.
- Greene’s novels were so successful that many if not most were adapted into successful films. The best known of those films are Brighton Rock (made twice – in 1947 and again in 2010), The End of the Affair (again, twice, in 1955 and again in 1999), The Fugitive (from the novel The Power and the Glory), Our Man in Havana, and The Quiet American (twice, 1958 and again in 2002).