Making Graham Greene Complete

Strand Magazine, a fine periodical devoted to crime fiction, has been serializing The Empty Chair, a previously unpublished novella by the late great Graham Greene. But if you are waiting to see how the story turns out, you are out of luck. The author never finished the story.

Now Andrew Guilli, the editor of the magazine, is inviting us to write an ending. The best one will be published in the magazine’s winter holiday issue.

When I was in my late 20s, I went through a Graham Greene period, reading him compulsively and trying to write like him.  As I recall, this fell somewhere between my Raymond Chandler period and my Hunter Thompson period. I was particularly taken with The Third Man and A Burnt-Out Case.

So I’m eager to enter the contest but doubtful that I can find the time. The publication date for my crime novel, Rogue Island, is fast approaching, and that means a lot of promotion work; and my agent is pressing me to finish the sequel, which is only two-thirds done.

But if you like to write, I urge you to give it a try.  To learn more, click here.

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About Bruce DeSilva

Crime Novelist
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