John Banville

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Richard Ford: ‘I just make up shit to worry about at 3am’
The Pulitzer-winning US author on his fifth and final Frank Bascombe novel, why Donald Trump won’t get re-elected, his country’s gun culture and the death of his friend Martin Amis

Rachel Cooke

10, Jun, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Marlowe review – worldweary Liam Neeson makes for low-energy private eye
Raymond Chandler’s gumshoe hero is resurrected in this period adaptation of a novel by John Banville – a film that looks good but lacks a spark

Peter Bradshaw

14, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The Singularities by John Banville review – a playful fusion of theoretical physics and intelligent storytelling
The author’s vividly realised new novel uses a country house setting to explore scientific puzzles and the nature of reality

Tim Adams

04, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Singularities by John Banville review – inside a murderer’s underworld
Banville’s characters are in flight from the crimes of the past in an eerie, playful synthesis of his previous novels

Alex Clark

16, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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John Banville: ‘There’s been a creeping retreat into infantilism’
The Booker prize winner on why revisiting his books makes him sick, killing off his crime-writing pseudonym, and the new wave of Irish novelists

Anthony Cummins

12, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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James Bond: acclaimed writers explain how they would reinvent 007
Producer Barbara Broccoli has not yet decided how Bond will return in the next film – but here are some ideas

Archie Bland

08, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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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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