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Lunch With Former Time-Life Journalist, Greene Collaborator

Martinborough Hotel Lunch With Former Time-Life Journalist And Graham Greene Collaborator

February 25 2014

The Heritage Boutique Martinborough Hotel is launching an entertaining new literary event series. On February 25 2014, the hotel will host its inaugural literary luncheon in honour of TIME-LIFE’s former bureau chief, Bernard Diederich, New Zealand’s longest-ever practising journalist and Graham Greene literary collaborator.

At the literary luncheon, presented in conjunction with the National Press Club Inc, Diederich will present his new book Seeds of Fiction about his long friendship with British author Graham Greene. His book includes Diederich’s account of accompanying Greene on his tour of the Haiti/Dominican Republic border. It was this journey which Greene commemorated in his book The Comedians, later to be made into a film.

Diederich was one of the last people to visit Greene in his Mediterranean apartment shortly before the British author died. Diederich introduced Greene to Fidel Castro and to fellow Caribbean dictator Omar Torrijos, a friendship enshrined in Greene’s book Getting to Know The General.

Miami-based Bernard Diederich whose family still live and farm in the Martinborough district was formerly TIME-LIFE’s bureau chief for Central America. He is the author of many books on the region’s dictators including Somoza, Duvalier, Trujillo, Torrijos and Castro all of whom he knew personally.

The literary luncheon is on Tuesday 25 February from 12 to 2 PM. Tickets are $65 per person for a delicious two course meal and selected wine. Books will be available to be purchased and signed on the day.

Make a night of it and stay at the hotel for an additional $195 GST including continental breakfast for two.

Tickets are limited and bookings close 12 February.

For bookings email info@martinboroughhotel.co.nz or phone 06 306 9350.

ENDS

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