Graham Greene biography
At Writers Theatre: Travels With My Aunt
Graham Greene was one of the most celebrated English novelists of his generation. His novels include The Man Within, Orient Express, Brighton Rock, The Power and The Glory, The Heart of the Matter, The End of the Affair, The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana, A Burnt-Out Case, The Comedians and Travels With My Aunt. He also wrote the travel books Journey Without Maps and The Lawless Roads, in addition to the screenplay for the film noir classic, The Third Man. Many of his books have been adapted into films, including a 1959 film adaption of Our Man in Havana starring Alec Guinness and two adaptions of The Quiet American, one in 1958 and again in 2002 with Michael Caine in an Oscar-nominated role. Born in 1904 and dying in 1991, his life spanned almost the entire 20th century. He was awarded a Companion of Honor in 1966 and the very prestigious Order of Merit in 1986 for his contributions to our language's illustrious literary tradition.
[Bio as of April 2011]