Category: Books

Meet Author Quentin Falk

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By , August 25, 2014 9:10 am

QSF3 300British film critic, Quentin Falk, will be coming stateside to promote his book, Travels in Greeneland. There will be two chances for you to meet him and get your book signed!

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:00am-12:00pm at the Decatur Book Festival, UGA Press Booth, in Decatur, GA.

Monday, September 1, 2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Starbucks lounge in Dahlonega, GA.

Quentin Falk, British author, critic, broadcaster and film journalist, has written acclaimed biographies of Anthony Hopkins, Alfred Hitchcock, Albert Finney, Lord Lew Grade and the Rank Organisation following his first book, Travels in Greeneland: The Cinema of Graham Greene in 1984, which was short-listed for the Mobil/British Film Institute Book of the Year Award. A former editor of the European trade paper, Screen International, and Academy, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts’ (BAFTA) magazine, he has also been a movie reviewer for the Daily MailDaily TelegraphSunday Mirror, and Catholic Herald. In 2013, he was the First Visiting Author at the University of North Georgia.

Travels in Greeneland Cover.fwGraham Greene is one of the twentieth century’s literary giants, and his work has been translated to the cinema more than any other major contemporary novelist. Author and film critic, Quentin Falk examines all aspects of Greene’s involvement in the world of film, including his stint as a movie critic in the 1930s in his book, Travels in Greeneland: The Cinema of Graham Greene. Contrasts are made between the work that Greene himself adapted for the screen such as The Third Man and Our Man in Havana, and the work that has been adapted by others, like The Heart of the Matter and The Honorary Consul. This gorgeous new edition contains a new chapter which includes two of the newest Graham Greene movie adaptations: 2002’s The Quiet American and 2010’s Brighton Rock.

Copies of Travels in Greeneland will be available at both signing locations for purchase.

Win The Quiet Soldier and Travels in Greenland!

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By , August 19, 2014 8:30 am

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Quiet Soldier by Creina Mansfield

The Quiet Soldier

by Creina Mansfield

Giveaway ends August 27, 2014.

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Travels in Greeneland by Quentin Falk

 

Travels in Greeneland

 

by Quentin Falk

 

Giveaway ends August 27, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Coming Soon: Travels in Greeneland

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By , August 18, 2014 9:15 am

Releasing September 2, 2014:
Travels in Greeneland: The Cinema of Graham Greene
by Quentin Falk

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Graham Greene is one of the twentieth century’s literary giants, and his work has been translated to the cinema more than any other major contemporary novelist. Author and film critic, Quentin Falk examines all aspects of Greene’s involvement in the world of film, including his stint as a movie critic in the 1930s. Contrasts are made between the work that Greene himself adapted for the screen such as The Third Man and Our Man in Havana, and the work that has been adapted by others, like The Heart of the Matter and The Honorary Consul. This gorgeous new edition contains a new chapter which includes two of the newest Graham Greene movie adaptations: 2002’s The Quiet American and 2010’s Brighton Rock.

“A thorough, fluently written survey. To borrow Greene’s terminology, an entertainment.” – Sunday Telegraph

“A real contribution to the canons of film criticism and an indispensable handbook to travelers in Greeneland.” – Catholic Herald

Download a free preview of Travels in Greeneland

Pre-order your copy today from any of these online retailers:

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Retailers, contact UGA Press to order this book for your stores!

Coming Soon: The Quiet Soldier

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By , August 11, 2014 9:35 am

Releasing September 2, 2014: The Quiet Soldier: Phuong’s Story by Creina Mansfield.

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Provoked by Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, this novel tells the story of Phuong, from her childhood in the Vietnamese district of Cu Chi to her return there as a guerrilla fighter. Phuong’s unmentioned past, subdued personality, and lack of political expression are the subjects of the novel, which begins during the Vietnam war. From the tunnels of Cu Chi, Phuong fights outside a village near her birthplace. There, she recalls her upbringing, her journey to Saigon, and the years she spent there as a spy for the Vietminh. Under orders from the communist committee, Phuong ensnared Thomas Fowler, a British journalist, because he was a rich source of information. Later, Phuong was ordered to become the mistress of Alden Pyle, a newly arrived American whom she realized was, like her, a covert operator.

Read a preview of Chapter One

Pre-order your copy today from any of these online retailers:

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UGA Press

Little Free Libraries

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By , June 26, 2014 8:36 am

There’s a story that’s been floating around the publishing world and has even gained momentum with national news outlets. It’s the story of Spenser Collins, a nine-year-old who was forced by his community in Kansas to remove a Little Free Library from in front of his house as it was against the city of Leawood’s ordinance prohibiting free-standing structures in the front yards of residential areas.

Aside from the public outrage against this action (including ribs from Today Show anchors), this story has also brought Little Free Libraries into the spotlight. Little Free Libraries are birdhouse-like structures that instead of holding nests, contain a small treasure trove of books. People are encouraged to “Take a Book, Leave a Book.” And these little structures have been popping up everywhere and are increasingly gaining popularity.

The idea of Little Free Library was started in 2009 by Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin. Bol “built a model of a one room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading.  He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His neighbors and friends loved it.  He built several more and gave them away. Each one had a sign that said FREE BOOKS” (http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/ourhistory). From these humble beginnings occurred a movement that’s sweeping the country with people building and erecting their own little libraries (mostly on private land as to not have to go through the hassle of getting permissions to place on public land).

Together with Rick Brooks, Bols started the Little Free Library Organization. In 2011, there were 100 little free libraries registered with the organization. That number exploded to 4,000 in 2012, and then more than tripled by 2014. Today there are over 16,000 little free libraries in at least 72 countries—and those are just the ones registered with Little Free Library.

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The Little Free Library located in Dahlonega, GA Photo Credit: April Loebick

One of these libraries is located right here in Dahlonega, Georgia. It’s located just off the historic square in the Connor Memorial Garden. This small, well-built structure was donated to the Garden by Lumpkin County Retired Educators in 2012. It is registered with Little Free Library, charter number 0689.

For more information about Little Free Libraries, or to find one in your area, visit the organization’s website at http://www.littlefreelibrary.org.

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