John Banville in conversation

A Literary Leicester event

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Nov 12, 2014
from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM


Peter Williams Lecture Theatre

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Banville’s first book, Long Lankin was published in 1970. He has published 15 subsequent novels, including The Sea (2005) and Ancient Light (2012). His non-fiction book, Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City, was published in 2003.

He has worked extensively in film and television, adapting his own work and those of others, including The End of the Affair (with Neil Jordan). His adaptation of The Sea will be screened in 2014.

Banville has contributed to numerous BBC radio programmes and is a reviewer for, among other publications, The New York Review of Books, the New York Times, and the London Guardian and Observer.

Among the awards John Banville’s novels have won are the Allied Irish Banks Fiction Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize. He won the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea. In 2014 he was created a chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Government.

Under the name Benjamin Black he has written a number of crime novels the first three of which were filmed by BBC Drama.

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