S P E A K E R S
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Richard Combs is a film critic, lecturer and broadcaster. He edited the BFI publication Monthly Film
Bulletin for 17 years, and has written for Sight and Sound magazine, national newspapers, the
Times Literary Supplement, and for many years had a weekly column in the BBC Listener. He now teaches
at the National Film and Television School and writes most frequently for Film Comment magazine
at the Lincoln Center in New York.
Peter William Evans is Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. Author of
several books on Hollywood, Spanish and British cinema, his book on Carol Reed (Manchester University Press)
was published in 2005. His most recent book is Top Hat (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), and he is currently
writing a British Film Institute Classic on Douglas Sirk's Written on the Wind.
Professor Peter Evans
It is nearly 30 years since Quentin Falk published his first book, Travels in Greeneland: The Cinema of Graham
Greene. With the active participation of Greene himself, who was on the cusp of his 80th birthday, as well as
contributions from other writers and directors involved in the many adaptations down the years, Falk’s book was
short-listed for the Mobil/BFI Film Book of the Year Award. A former editor of Screen International as well as,
subsequently, author of books on Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Hopkins, Lew Grade, The Rank Organisation, and Albert
Finney, Falk is film critic of The Catholic Herald and a regular feature writer for BAFTA Online.
Clive Francis is a professional actor with long experience of work on stage, television
and radio. He aapeared in "The Return of A| J Raffles", the last of Graham Greene's
plays to be staged in the West End, and in a touring production of "Travels with my
Aunt". He is also a caricaturist and book illustrator with exhibitions and books to his
name. He drew a cartoon of Greene for the Centenary Festival, read from Greene's works
at the 2005 Festival and gave a talk at the 2007 Festival.
Emeritus Professor of Contemporary English literature at Paris IV-Sorbonne. He has published several books
and articles in this domain. His current research is on Graham Greene. He has published an unfinished novella
by Greene in The Times and in The Strand and translated it into French, with bibliography,
filmography and introductions: La Chaise vide et autres récits inédits (Robert Laffont, 2 vol. 2011).
He is also doing research on Chesterton's Father Brown's detective stories.
Professor François Gallix
Jack Gold was born 1930 in London...schooled in a dozen locations during evacuation years...Graduated at U.C.L. in
Economics and Law. Trained at BBC in film editing. Directed over two hundred short documentaries for
Tonight with reporters Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Malcolm Muggeridge and others. Also many international
Directed over fifty fiction films both in TV and Features including Naked Civil Servant, Bofors Gun,
Goodnight Mr. Tom, Coppard, Death in the Morning, Aces High, Inspector Morse,
Medusa Touch, Escape from Sobibor, Man Friday, The Chain and of course
The Tenth Man. Winner of over twenty international awards. At present tutoring at the National Film and TV
Mike Hill is a retired History teacher living in West Yorkshire. His interest in Greene has been sustained and
deepened by his attendance at every festival since 1998. He was for three years the festival director, and he is
currently editor of the Birthplace Trust’s quarterly A Sort of Newsletter.
Dr Christopher Hull has taught in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the
University of Nottingham since 2004, where he is an active member of its Centre for Research on Cuba. In 2011
he researched Graham Greene’s original manuscripts and personal papers in the United States after receiving a
British Studies Fellowship from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr Christopher Hull
Writer for television, film and stage; author of Women in Love (BBC, 2010), A Thing Called Love
(BBC, 2005), The Sins for which he won The Edgar Allan Poe Award in New York presented by The Crime
Writers Association of America for Best TV Drama Series; creator of The Invisibles (BBC1, 2007);
honorary D.Litt., University of Nottingham, 2009
Her first novel was Home (Social Disease, 2008); she is currently working on her second; she teaches
Creative Writing at City University (London) and The Bishopsgate Institute (London), and she is a partner of
Apis Books, an independent publishing company for shorter fiction.
Creina Mansfield is a writer and teacher. She taught in Manchester University's CCE department for ten years
and now devises and teaches literature courses to the public. She has degrees from Cambridge and Manchester
Universities. She has published seven works of fiction for young people, some of which have been translated
into French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Danish. Her special interests are the modern novel, the theory of
narrative structure and film.
School of Media Arts and Design, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA and a welcome return visitor to the Festival.
Award-winning independent television and film producer
and writer since 1979; his film Fatima was the first nationwide documentary shown in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989;
during a NASA fellowship in 1998 he wrote and produced a documentary on the first manned lunar landing; a Los Angeles production company
has taken an option on his screenplay titled Fools of Time; currently he is working on a documentary about Graham Greene
Prof. Thomas O'Connor
Founding Trustee and former director, Graham Greene Festival; author of Festival papers on Stamboul Train and
Dr Fischer of Geneva
Adam Piette is a Professor at the University of Sheffield, author of Remembering and the Sound of Words
(Oxford University Press, 1996) Imagination at War (Macmillan, 1995), and The Literary Cold War, 1945
to Vietnam (Edinburgh University Press, 2009). He has recently co-edited The Edinburgh Companion to
Twentieth-Century English and American War Literature with Edinburgh University Press. He is Reviews Editor
for The European Journal of English,
guest-edited a special issue of Translation and Literature on modernism and translation, helped set up the Edwin
Morgan Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, and is co-editor of the poetry journal Blackbox
Sarah Prescott is Literary Archivist in Special Collections at the University of Leeds. She is currently
working on a project to promote the University’s literary collections, and encourage students to explore
their potential for education and research. A key focus of her current work is the series of evolving drafts
of ‘Dr Fischer of Geneva’, which is a major part of the small but significant collection of archival
material relating to Greene held at Leeds.
Kevin Ruane is Professor of Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has previously written
and published on many aspects of post-1945 international history, including the Cold War, the Anglo-American
'special relationship', and modern Southeast Asia. The French war in Vietnam was the theme of his doctoral
research, and has since formed the subject of two of his books, War and Revolution in Vietnam (1998), and
The Vietnam Wars (2000). Kevin's work on Graham Greene and Indo-China has already featured this summer in the
Historical Association journal, History, and he is now working on a book-length treatment, provisionally entitled
The Hidden History of Graham Greene's Vietnam.
Professor Kevin Ruane
Martyn Sampson trained as a critic, taking BA and PhD degrees in English at the University of the West of
England in Bristol, where he taught English Literature as an Associate Lecturer. His doctoral dissertation
was about the intersection between literary theory and theology in Greene’s ‘Catholic’ novels. He has presented
his research at numerous academic and public venues, is the editor of two anthologies of creative writing,
and has attended the festival regularly.
Reader in Film Studies, University of Hull. Author of critical texts on Greene, Zinnemann, Hitchcock, Spielberg
Prof Neil Sinyard
Ian Thomson is the author of Bonjour Blanc: A Journey Through Haiti (1990), which J.G.Ballard called
"hair-raising but hugely entertaining". His biography of Primo Levi (2002) won the Royal Society of Literature's
W.H.Heinemann Award, while his account of Jamaica, The Dead Yard (2009), was awarded the Ondaatje Prize
and Dolman Prize. In addition, Ian had edited Articles of Faith: The Collected Tablet Journalism of Graham
Greene (2006). He lives in London with his wife and children, and is currently working on a book for
Faber & Faber on the Baltic during World War II.
Dr. Timmermann has had a varied career in secondary and adult education; she lectures for American universities
in Vienna and works as freelance researcher, travel consultant and professional tourist guide. Author of
The Third Man’s Vienna, she has been a regular contributor at previous Festivals.
Dr Brigitte Timmermann
Dr Jon Wise is a retired English teacher living in Herefordshire. He now devotes his time to writing, mainly on
naval history. He has a life-long interest in Greene and welcomes the publication of The Works of Graham
Greene as a springboard to further research on the writer's prolific literary output.
Dr Jon Wise