Bernard Diederich’s The Seeds of Fiction: Graham Greene's Adventures in Haiti and Central America 1954-1983 (Peter Owen Publishers, 29.95) illuminates a pivotal episode in Graham Greene's life and career. In 1965, Greene joined the author in the Dominican Republic to embark on a tour of its border with Haiti. In a series of adventures, they met a number of rebels and other characters later fictionalized in Greene's most politically charged novel, The Comedians. Diederich launched the English-language weekly newspaper the Haiti Sun in 1950, and subsequently became the resident correspondent for the Associated Press, the New York Times, the Time-Life News Service, and London's Daily Telegraph. Arrested and expelled by Papa Doc's Tontons-Makouts, he became foreign correspondent for the Time-Life News service.