Norman Sherry

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For the American baseball player, see Norm Sherry.

Norman Sherry (born 6 July 1935 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) is an English born American novelist, biographer, and educator who is most well known for his three-volume biography of the British novelist Graham Greene. He was professor of English literature at Lancaster University.

Sherry is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He has also written on Joseph Conrad, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, and Jane Austen. Volume 1 of his Life of Graham Greene, and volume 2 "one of the Best Eleven Books of 1995" by the editors of The New York Review of Books.[citation needed]

Since 1983, Sherry has held the post of Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

He was formerly married to the children's novelist Sylvia Sherry.



  • Sherry, Norman (1989). The life of Graham Greene : volume one, 1904-1939. London: Jonathan Cape. 
  • — (1994). The life of Graham Greene : volume two, 1939-1955. London: Jonathan Cape. 
  • — (1999). The life of Graham Greene : volume three, 1955-1991. London: Jonathan Cape. 

Critical studies and reviews[edit]

  • Schmude, Karl G. (Oct 1995). "The character on the page". Books. Quadrant 39 (10): 83–84.  Review of volume 2 of The life of Graham Greene.


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