S P E A K E R S
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Former Chief News Correspondent to the BBC. Author of Into Danger: Risking Your Life for Work (2008), Nobody’s Child
(2006), Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War (Imperial War Museum, 2004), The Kindness of Strangers: The Autobiography (2003).
Fellow of St. Deiniol’s Library, Hawarden; formerly Film Critic to The Tablet; frequent contributor to The Times
Literary Supplement; author of One Hundred and One Beautiful Towns in Great Britain (2008), Blood and Fire,
Tsar and Commissar: The Salvation Army in Russia, 1907–1923 (2007), Nowhere to Hide: A Story of Cassino (1994).
Theatre Critic of The Guardian, author of State of the Nation: British Theatre since 1945 (2007) Harold Pinter
(2007), One Night Stands: A Critic's View of Modern British Theatre (2001), Stoppard the Playwright (1987),
Alan Ayckbourn (1983).
Departments of English and Theology, Director of Catholic Studies, Loyola University, Chicago, USA. Author of Graham Greene's Catholic
Imagination (2005), and the introduction to The Honorary Consul (Penguin Classics, 2008); joint editor of Academic Novels
as Satire: Critical Studies of an Emerging Genre (2007).
Department of Linguistics, University of Bangor. Author of over a hundred books, including The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English
Language (second edition, 2003), The Stories of English (2005), How Language Works (2007), Pronouncing
Shakespeare (2005), Rediscover Grammar (2004).
Lecturer in Film Studies, Queen Mary College, University of London. Author of In Search of The Third Man (1999),
Korda: Britain’s Only Movie Mogul (2002), The Finest Years: British Cinema of the 1940s (1998),
The Man Who Outshone the Sun King: Ambition, Triumph and Treachery in the Reign of Louis XIV (2008).
In a university vault in Texas Prof. François Gallix discovered the unfinished and unpublished manuscript of Greene's
The Empty Chair. His transcription of this text is currently being serialised in Strand magazine.
On the Director's Blog
you may find links to an interview of Prof. Gallix by Radio Netherlands Worldwide and to an
interview of Prof. Cedric Watts on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. Prof. Gallix is Professor of Contemporary
Literature in English (University of the Sorbonne, Paris), author of books and articles on twentieth century British
authors (including Graham Greene) and the manager of conferences on The Power and the Glory at the Sorbonne.
Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, Nottingham University; Researcher on Anglo-Cuban relations and
related diplomatic correspondence, a study inspired by Our Man in Havana.
Writer for television, film and stage; author of 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.
Awarded a GGBT grant, 2007; Co-Founder and joint editor of Tales of the Decongested, vol. 1 (2006) and vol. 2 (2008);
Partner of Apis Books, joint editor of Two Tall Tales and One Short Novel: Anthology of Shorter Fiction (2007);
Author of Home (2008).
Former director of Chatto & Windus; freelance editor and writer; commissioning editor of The Oldie and the editor-at-large of the
Literary Review; he has published biographies of Cyril Connolly, Tobias Smollett and Allen Lane; he has also written three
volumes of memoirs, most recently Grub Street Irregular (2008); he is currently writing a book on the Greene family (Graham Greene's
siblings and first cousins) to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2010.
Centre for New Writing, University of Manchester. Author of My Nutty Neighbours (2006), It Wasn't Me (2001),
My Nasty Neighbours (1995), Cherokee (1994) and other titles for young children; researching for a Ph.D. on
narratological theories and Greene’s The Quiet American.
student of the bassoon and zither, and of instrumental teaching and performance in Graz, at Vienna's University of Music and
Performing Arts and at the Vienna Conservatory; teacher at Ottakring Music School and at Landstrasse Music School; author of
various musical publications, including School of Fluency, Simply Begin, Twelve Miniatures for Zither,
Music for Zither by Hans Lanner (a CD with solo pieces for the zither) and Sisi's Wedding Music (music for the
wedding of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria with three songs for zither played by Cornelia Mayer); she has publlished a CD of
solo pieces for zither written by Austrian composers incuding two pieces by Anton Karas (June 2009).
Fellow, Director of Studies in English and Curator of the Works of Art, Jesus College, Cambridge; author of The Descent of Language
(1993), and studies on Emily Bronte, Dickens, Hardy and Henry Green; editor of collections of essays on contemporary fiction, violence
and avant-garde art, and 1940s fiction; author on art and editor of the Equipage series of poetry pamphlets; his own poems have been
published under the title Unsung: New and Selected Poems (1996).
Founding Trustee and former director, Graham Greene International Festival.
Department of Film Studies, University of Hull. Author of Graham Greene: A Literary Life (2003), Jack Clayton (2000),
Clint Eastwood (1995), Silent Movies (1995), Journey Down Sunset Boulevard: Films of Billy Wilder (1979),
Filming Literature: The Art of Screen Adaptation (1986).
University of East Anglia.
Historian and author of The Third Man’s Vienna (2005).