|Wednesday October 18th
|€18 / €14
John Banville is one of the greats of Irish Literature. Join John as he speaks to host and author Dermot Bolger about his life and work.
John Banville is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and book reviewer. He worked in journalism for many years, and was literary editor at The Irish Times from 1988 to 2000. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, and other journals. His novels include The Book of Evidence, The Sea, and, most recently, The Singularities. Among the awards he has received are the Man Booker Prize, the Austrian State Prize for Literature, the Kafka Prize, Irish PEN Award and the Prince of Asturias Award. He has written a number of crime novels, including Snow, and, most recently, The Lock-Up. He was born in Wexford, and lives in Dublin.
Dermot Bolger is a poet, novelist and playwright. His fourteen novels include The Journey Home, The Family on Paradise Pier, An Ark of Light and, most recently, The Lonely Sea and Sky and A Second Life, both published in new editions in 2022. His debut play, The Lament for Arthur Cleary, received The Samuel Beckett Award. Other plays include an adaptation of Joyce’s Ulysses and Last Orders at the Dockside, both staged by the Abbey Theatre. His latest poetry collection, Other People’s Lives, appeared from New Island in 2022. Bolger writes for most Irish newspapers and was named Commentator of the Year at the 2012 Irish National Newspapers Awards.