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Thu, 28 Mar


Better Read Than Dead

Vietnam, Greene & The Quiet American with Walter Mason

A Literary Talk

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Vietnam, Greene & The Quiet American with Walter Mason
Vietnam, Greene & The Quiet American with Walter Mason

Time & Location

28 Mar 2019, 6:30 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia


About The Event

Travel writer Walter Mason has been obsessed with Graham Greene's short and perfect novel about Vietnam ever since he first read it while visiting Vietnam at the age of 24. His interest in The Quiet American, and Greene the writer, has only grown over the years. This talk explores some of the history and themes of the novel and where and how it is reflected in Vietnam in the 21st Century. 

Walter Mason is the Vice President of the NSW Dickens Society and a well-known travel writer and speaker. He is the author of “Destination Saigon” and “Destination Cambodia,” both published by Allen and Unwin, and is a popular teacher of writing, mindfulness and creativity. As well as leading tours to Southeast Asia, Walter teaches Cambodian, Vietnamese and Buddhist history. He is a regular lecturer at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, WEA Sydney and at Ashfield and Sutherland Libraries, where he talks on literary subjects including E. F. Benson, Noel Coward and H. V. Morton. Walter has spoken at conferences around the world.

For more information on his work, see Walter’s website:


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