Henry Green (1905–1973) was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke. Born near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England, he was educated at Eton and Oxford and went on to become the managing director of his family’s engineering business, writing novels in his spare time. His first novel, Blindness (1926), was written while he was at Oxford. He married in 1929 and had one son, and during the Second World War served in the Auxiliary Fire Service. His novels Back, Caught, and Loving are currently available from NYRB Classics; Blindness, Living, and Party Going will be published in Spring 2017, followed by Doting and Nothing in Fall 2017.