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John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His first book, Long Lankin, was published in 1970. His other books are Nightspawn, Birchwood, Doctor Copernicus (which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1976), Kepler (which was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1981), The Newton Letter (which was filmed for Channel 4), Mefisto, The Book of Evidence (shortlisted for the 1989 Booker Prize and winner of the 1998 Guinness Peat Aviation Award), Ghosts, Athena, The Untouchable, Eclipse and Shroud. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by John Banville

Mrs Osmond by John Banville
Mrs Osmond
John Banville
The Booker Prizewinning author of The Sea offers up another intelligent, beautifully written novel this time with a Victorian setting. The story flows along elegantly with each chapter a vignette. Nothing is over-explained, the descriptions are evocative and the thoughts...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
The Blue Guitar by John Banville
The Blue Guitar
John Banville
From John Banville, one of the world's greatest writers, comes The Blue Guitar, a story of theft and the betrayal of friendship...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Ancient Light by John Banville
Ancient Light
John Banville
John Banville's Ancient Light is a story of obsessive young love and the power of grief.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2013
The Infinities by John Banville
The Infinities
John Banville
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 17 December 2009. A family drama with the action taking place over one day. Even within this time frame there are wonderful insights in to relationships and situations. With the odd...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2009
The Sea by John Banville
The Sea
John Banville
Winner of the Man Booker 2005. This review is provided by bookgroup.info.THE SEA is not a likely story: there is this hypochondriacal, slightly sodden, aestheticallyfastidious art historian, supposedly engaged in a scholarly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2006
The Sea by John Banville
The Sea
John Banville
Winner of the Man Booker 2005 and the favourite book as chosen by lovereading's readers . Critically acclaimed as possibly the best novel John Banville has written now you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/06/2005

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