Graham Greene (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991) was an English writer, critic and playwright. After writing his first novel, The Man Within (1929), Greene hastily quit his job as a sub-editor at The Times to focus on a full-time career in writing. Critical acclaim came after the publication of his fourth book and he went on to publish 25 novels over his 67 years of writing. His themes explored the moral and political issues of the time, often through a catholic viewpoint. He was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966 and 1967. Many of his works became adaptions for film, such as Stamboul Train (Orient Express 1934) and his play, The Living Room, was debuted in 1953. Many of Greene’s novels have are recognised by some as classic literature such as, The Power and the Glory, The Name of Action, Our Man in Havanna and The Quiet American.