John Banville

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The month’s best paperbacks: Don DeLillo, a Malcolm X biography and more
Looking for reading inspiration? Here’s our guide to October’s best paperbacks, from a remarkable study of salmon to the introduction of John Banville’s new detective

13, Oct, 2021 @2:50 PM

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‘The twists and turns are riveting’: Stephen King, Paula Hawkins and others on their favourite le Carré
The master of espionage wrote 26 novels – top authors share the books they love the most

Stephen King, Paula Hawkins, Frederick Forsyth, Aya de León, John Banville, William Boyd, Charlotte Philby and John Grisham

09, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Alan Johnson: ‘I read Animal Farm at 14 and it changed my life’
The author and former home secretary on disliking Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and his fondness for PG Wodehouse

Alan Johnson

17, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Secret Guests by BW Black review – John Banville’s royal yarn
From Banville’s alter ego, a novel about the young Windsors being evacuated to Ireland during the second world war

Anthony Quinn

29, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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'Don't buy the champagne': Booker prize winner targeted by phone hoax
Irish author John Banville received deceitful phone call telling him he had won the Nobel prize in literature

Aaron Walawalkar

12, Oct, 2019 @2:01 PM

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No more Americans? What a new sponsor could mean for the Man Booker prize
Hedge fund’s departure as £1.6m backer of the UK’s leading fiction award has prompted feverish speculation about the prize’s future

Alison Flood and Sian Cain

28, Jan, 2019 @4:59 PM

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What it is like to win the Booker prize, by Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantel, Peter Carey and more
As the Man Booker prize turns 50 and readers vote for their favourite ever recipient, novelists reveal the highs (and lows) of winning ‘the Oscar’ of the literary world

Hilary Mantel, Julian Barnes Margaret Atwood, Howard Jacobson, Anne Enright, Peter Carey, Marlon James Pat Barker, John Banville, Penelope Lively, Ben Okri and DBC Pierre

30, Jun, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Book clinic: which male authors excel at writing female characters?
From Tolstoy to John Banville, our expert suggests the men who can write from a woman’s perspective

Lara Feigel

14, Apr, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Top authors make mass call on Man Booker to drop American writers
Folio Academy members have overwhelmingly said prize should be closed to US novelists

Sian Cain

28, Mar, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Would Wetherspoons sponsor a drunk tank? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Matthew d’Ancona | Border Force volunteers | Drunk tanks | John Banville | Starwatch

Letters

01, Jan, 2018 @5:27 PM

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John Banville: ‘The Catechism had all the answers. If only it were all true’
The novelist and screenwriter on Beckett, Nabokov and failing to finish a single one of the novels of Jane Austen

John Banville

29, Dec, 2017 @10:00 AM

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‘Who wrote Mrs Osmond?’ – John Banville on writing a sequel to The Portrait of a Lady
‘It did seem that I might be a character in one of the Master’s tales of the uncanny’ … the author recounts how his follow-up to Henry James’s classic came into being

John Banville

21, Oct, 2017 @10:00 AM

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