“No serious writer of [the twentieth] century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than Graham Greene.” —Time
“One of the finest writers of any language.” —The Washington Post
“A master of storytelling.” —The Times (London)
“We should think of [Greene] as the greatest journalist there ever was.” —Zadie Smith
(New York, NY — March 13, 2018)—Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M), a digital media company, announced today the acquisition of US ebook rights to 27 titles by renowned British novelist Graham Greene, whose works have never before been published in ebook form in the United States. The titles include all of his iconic works, such as The End of the Affair, The Quiet American, and The Power and the Glory (available today March 13, 2018), to be followed by The Heart of the Matter, Brighton Rock, Travels with my Aunt, and others (available April 10, 2018), with more than fifteen additional titles to be published throughout the year (see the full listing below).
Rights were acquired for Open Road by Charlotte Greig in the UK and Philip Rappaport in New York, with Amelia Atlas at ICM Partners in New York and Anthony Goff of David Higham in the UK representing the Greene Estate.
“With literally tens of millions of copies of his works sold in countless languages, Graham Greene is unquestionably one of the finest writers of his—or any other—generation, and we are thrilled to bring his remarkable oeuvre to readers in the United States for the first time digitally,” said Jon P. Fine, Senior Vice President and Publisher. “Open Road’s unrivaled ability to build and reach audiences in the digital marketplace uniquely positions us to strengthen and extend Greene’s already extraordinary influence over readers old and new.”
About Graham Greene
Few writers have achieved the level of both literary acclaim and commercial success that marked Graham Greene’s career. A keen observer of the political and moral intrigues and ambiguities of life in the modern world, his work remains remarkably trenchant and relevant today. For John le Carré, “Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature.
Born in 1904, Greene attended Oxford before becoming a journalist, a role that fueled his extensive global travels for much of his adult life, affording him the opportunity to research the exotic and volatile settings for many of his most admired novels. Greene was also active in the world of film, first as a critic and then as a screenwriter, most notably as author of The Third Man. Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in 1991 at the age of eighty-six.
The Graham Greene titles acquired for U.S. ebook publication by Open Road include:
The Quiet American
The End of the Affair
The Power and the Glory
Our Man in Havana
The Heart of the Matter
Travels with My Aunt
The Ministry of Fear
A Burnt-Out Case
The Lawless Roads
This Gun for Hire
The Captain and the Enemy
The Complaisant Lover
The Confidential Agent
It’s a Battlefield
Journey Without Maps
The Living Room
Loser Takes All
The Lost Childhood and Other Essays
The Man Within
May We Borrow Your Husband?
The Potting Shed
A Sense of Reality
A World of My Own
About Open Road Integrated Media
Open Road Integrated Media is a unique digital media company, combining an iconic catalog of the greatest stories ever told with an unrivaled ability to reach and cultivate global audiences as a premier digital marketer for itself and other companies. Open Road’s network of digital properties delivers compelling content that keeps audiences engaged and growing—across devices and around the world. Now, Open Road Ignition, the company’s full-service marketing program, leverages that audience development and engagement expertise to help other publishers reach consumers across all digital markets. The Open Road brands include Early Bird Books, a daily eBook deals newsletter and website; The Lineup, for fans of true crime, horror, the mysterious, and the paranormal; The Portalist, for fans of science fiction, fantasy; Murder & Mayhem, for fans of mystery and thriller; The Archive, for fans of history and non-fiction; and A Love So True, for fans of romance; and Open Road Media, a global eBook publisher whose catalog includes legendary authors such as Madeleine L’Engle, Joan Didion, William Styron, Alice Walker, Pat Conroy, Gloria Steinem, Octavia E. Butler, Pearl S. Buck, Walker Percy, Ruth Rendell, and now, Graham Greene.