Norman Sherry

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Norman Sherry FRSL (6 July 1925 – 19 October 2016) was an English born American novelist, biographer, and educator who was most well known for his three-volume biography of the British novelist Graham Greene. He was professor of English literature at Lancaster University. During World War Two, he served in Burma.

Sherry was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He also wrote 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]

From 1983, Sherry 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 died on 19 October 2016 at the age of 91.[1]



  • Sherry, Norman (1966). Conrad's Eastern World. Cambridge University Press. 
  • — (1980). Conrad's Western World. Cambridge University Press. 
  • — (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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