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John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of thirteen previous novels including The Book of Evidence, which was shortlisted for the 1989 Booker Prize. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.

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The Sea (Vintage International)
by John Banville
In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the recent loss of his wife. It is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the...
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The Book of Evidence (Vintage International)
by John Banville
John Banville’s stunning powers of mimicry are brilliantly on display in this engrossing novel, the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer. Freddie Montgomery is a highly cultured man, a husband and father living the life of a dissolute exile on a Mediterranean island. When a debt comes due and his wife and child are...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Ancient Light
by John Banville
The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea gives us a brilliant, profoundly moving new novel about an actor in the twilight of his life and his career: a meditation on love and loss, and on the inscrutable immediacy of the past in our present lives. Is there any difference between memory and invention? That is the question that...
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The Infinities (Borzoi Books)
by John Banville
On a languid midsummer’s day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician, is dying. His family gathers at his bedside: his son, young Adam, struggling to maintain his marriage to a radiantly beautiful actress; his nineteen-year-old daughter, Petra, filled with voices and visions as she waits for the...
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Best European Fiction 2013
by Aleksandar Hemon
2013 may be the best year yet for Best European Fiction . The inimitable John Banvillejoins the list of distinguished preface writers for Aleksandar Hemon’s series,and A. S. Byatt represents England among a luminous cast of European contributors. 2013 may be the best year yet for Best European Fiction . The inimitable John Banville...
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The Untouchable (Vintage International)
by John Banville
One of the most dazzling and adventurous writers now working in English takes on the enigma of the Cambridge spies in a novel of exquisite menace, biting social comedy, and vertiginous moral complexity. The narrator is the elderly Victor Maskell, formerly of British intelligence, for many years art expert to the Queen. Now he has been...
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Shroud (Vintage International)
by John Banville
One part Nietzsche, one part Humbert Humbert, and a soupcon of Milton’s Lucifer, Axel Vander, the dizzyingly unreliable narrator of John Banville’s masterful new novel, is very old, recently widowed, and the bearer of a fearsome reputation as a literary dandy and bully. A product of the Old World, he is also an escapee from its...
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Eclipse: A Novel (Vintage International)
by John Banville
In this deeply moving and original book, John Banville alloys mystery, fable, and ghost story with poignant psychological acuity to forge the riveting story of a man wary of the future, plagued by the past, and so uncertain in the present that he cannot discern the spectral from the real. When renowned actor Alexander Cleave was a boy...
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Athena (Vintage International)
by John Banville
From the internationally acclaimed author of The Book of Evidence and Ghosts comes a mesmerizing novel that is both a literary thriller and a love story as sumptuously perverse as Lolita. "A strange and dreamlike book . . . Banville has a breathtaking style."--Boston Globe.
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Nightspawn (Gallery Books)
by John Banville
They took everything from me. Everything.' So says the central character of Nightspawn, John Banville's elusive, first novel, in which the author rehearses now familiar attributes: his humour, ironies, and brilliant knowing. In the arid setting of the Aegean, Ben White indulges in an obsessive quest to assemble his story' and to untangle...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City (Writer and the City)
by John Banville
From one of the foremost chroniclers of the modern European experience, a panoramic view of a city that has seduced and bewitched visitors for centuries. The fourth book in Bloomsbury's Writer and the City series. Prague is the magic capital of Europe. Since the days of Emperor Rudolf II, "devotee of the stars and cultivator of the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Memoirs
Doctor Copernicus (Vintage International)
by John Banville
Sixteenth century Europe is teeming with change and controversy: wars are being waged by princes and bishops and the repercussions of Luther are being felt through a convulsing Germany. In a remote corner of Poland a modest canon is practicing medicine and studying the heavens, preparing a theory that will shatter the medieval view of...
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Ghosts (Vintage International)
by John Banville
In this brilliantly haunting new novel, John Banville forges an unforgettable amalgam of enchantment and menace that suggests both The Tempest and his own acclaimed The Book of Evidence. "A surreal and exquisitely lyrical new novel by one of the great stylists writing in English today."--Boston Globe.
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Birchwood (Vintage International)
by John Banville
An early classic from the Man Booker-prize winning author of The Sea . I am therefore I think . So starts John Banville’s 1973 novel Birchwood , a novel that centers around Gabriel Godkin and his return to his dilapidated family estate. After years away, Gabriel returns to a house filled with memories and despair. Delving deep...
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Kepler: A novel (Vintage International)
by John Banville
In a brilliant illumination of the Renaissance mind, acclaimed Irish novelist John Banville re-creates the life of Johannes Kepler and his incredible drive to chart the orbits of the planets and the geometry of the universe. Wars, witchcraft, and disease rage throughout Europe. For this court mathematician, vexed by domestic strife...
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Long Lankin: Stories (Vintage International)
by John Banville
A collection of short stories from the early years of Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s career, Long Lankin explores the passionate emotions—fear, jealousy, desire—that course beneath the surface of everyday life. From a couple at risk of being torn apart by the allure of wealth to an old man’s descent into...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
WexFour
by John Banville, Eoin Colfer, Billy Roche, Colm Tóibín
In 2014, John Banville, Eoin Colfer, Billy Roche and Colm Tóibín each contributed a one-act play as part of the events celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Wexford Arts Centre in South-East Ireland. All four are among Ireland's most acclaimed writers and all are from Wexford. WexFour presents the dramas as they were originally...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Drama
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