Greene, Graham

Born Henry Graham Greene
2 October 1904
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Died 3 April 1991 (aged 86)
Vevey, Switzerland
Occupation Writer
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford
Period 1925–1991
Genre Literary fiction, thriller
Spouse Vivien Dayrell-Browning
(m. 1927; sep. 1947)
Partner Catherine Walston, Lady Walston (1946–1966)
Yvonne Cloetta (1966–1991)
Children Lucy Caroline (b. 1933)
Francis (b. 1936)
Henry Graham Greene OM CH (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991), better known by his pen name Graham Greene, was an English novelist regarded by many as one of the leading English novelists of the 20th century.[1][2] Combining literary acclaim with widespread popularity, Greene acquired a reputation early in his lifetime as a major writer, both of serious Catholic novels, and of thrillers (or “entertainments” as he termed them). He was shortlisted, in 1966 and 1967, for the Nobel Prize for Literature.[3][4] Through 67 years of writings, which included over 25 novels, he explored the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world, often through a Catholic perspective.