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MY MAN IN ANTIBES: GETTING TO KNOW GRAHAM GREENE
Join us for a book launch on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:15pm for Michael Mewshaw's memoir My Man in Antibes: Getting to Know Graham Greene. Mike will be in conversation with his son, screenwriter and filmmaker Sean Mewshaw.
When a writer tracks down his literary hero, Graham Greene, who is living quietly on the shores of the Mediterranean, the author finds his new friend is every bit as complex as the fiction he’s famous for.
While living in southern France in 1972, Michael Mewshaw engineered a meeting with Graham Greene. Mewshaw was an ambitious young journalist and novelist, Greene was an internationally revered elder statesman of letters. The pair became fast friends and corresponded for the next twenty years. My Man in Antibes is an intimate portrait of what it was like to eat, drink, and gossip with one of the most revered—and complicated—authors of the twentieth century.
Michael Mewshaw’s five-decade career includes award-winning fiction, nonfiction, literary criticism, travel writing, and investigative journalism. In his memoirs, Mewshaw has written about authors such as William Styron, James Jones, Paul Bowles, Anthony Burgess, Pat Conroy, Gore Vidal, and Italo Calvino. He has published hundreds of articles, reviews, and literary profiles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Newsweek, Harper’s, and many other international outlets. Friends with Graham Greene for the last twenty years of Greene’s life, Mewshaw’s correspondence with the author is archived in its entirety at Boston College and the University of Texas.