Ten fun facts about Graham Greene


Fact 1
Henry Graham Greene was born on 2nd October 1904 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England and died on 3rd April 1991 in Switzerland.

Fact 2
Graham has a second-class degree in History from Balliol College in Oxford. After his graduation, he worked as a private tutor for sometime before venturing into journalism.

Fact 3
His first novel was 'The Man Within' and its mild yet favorable reception made Greene quit his job as a sub-editor at The Times and take up journalism as a full time profession.


Fact 4
Greene then worked as a freelance journalist, book and film reviewer for the Spectator, co-editor of the magazine Night and Day.

Fact 5
Although Greene did not consider himself as a strict Roman Catholic, the theme for his most famous novels has been the Catholic religion. Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter and The End of the Affair were such novels.

Fact 6
His controversial critical review of Shirley Temple's role in the film Wee Willie Winkey, is considered the first criticism of sexualization of children for entertainment.

Fact 7
Greene was a travel enthusiast and his love for travelling took him to places like Liberia, Mexico, Haiti, Central America.

Fact 8
For a short period of time, Greene was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain.

Fact 9
Greene suffered from bipolar disorder that had a great impact on his personal life and on his writings.

Fact 10
Greene left Britain and shifted to Antibes, after he fell prey to a financial swindler.


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Was an English playwright, writer and literary critic.

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