Category: Authors

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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UGA Press

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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Barnes and Noble

IndieBound

UGA Press

Book Launch a Success!

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By , July 10, 2014 11:23 am

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We had a great turnout at last week’s book launch of “I have been so many people”: A Study of Lee Smith’s Novels. The author, Dr. Tanya Bennett, read a few selections from her favorite Lee Smith novel, Fair and Tender Ladies, followed by corresponding analysis from her book. I want to thank everyone who came to the book launch and helped us celebrate this new release. I would also like to give thanks to April Loebick and Mario Sheats for their help during the festivities. And of course a special thanks to Dr. Tanya Bennett for making the book launch a truly wonderful and memorable night. Below is a short video clip of Dr. Bennett reading from her book.

 

 

 

 

If you were unable to attend the book launch, but wish to purchase a copy of “I have been so many people”: A Study of Lee Smith’s Novels, you can purchase your copy here.

 

 

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