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John Banville


Irish novelist that has earned multiple awards and it has been regarded as “perhaps one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in British” because of his forensic prose style and dark humor. He wished to be considered a painter and architect as a adult and proved helpful being a clerk at Aer Lingus. He provides written crime books beneath the pseudonym Benjamin Dark. He wedded textile musician Janet Dunham, plus they acquired two sons before separating. Frank O’Connor can be an acclaimed Irish writer.

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Full Name John Banville
Date Of Birth December 8, 1945
Place Of Birth Ireland
Profession Novelist
Education St Peter's College, Wexford
Nationality Irish
Parents Martin Banville, Agnes Doran Banville
Siblings Vincent Banville, Anne Veronica Banville Evans
Partner Patricia Quinn, Patricia Quinn
Awards Booker Prize, Princess of Asturias Award for Literature, Franz Kafka Prize, Guardian Fiction Prize, Lannan Literary Award for Fiction
Nominations International Dublin Literary Award, Man Booker International Prize, Edgar Award for Best Novel, Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Novel
Movies The Sea, Albert Nobbs, The Last September
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Won the 2005 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sea (his 14th book).



Riviera2017TV Mini-Series co-writer - 1 episode filming
QuirkeTV Mini-Series novel - 1 episode, 2014 based on novel - 1 episode, 2014
The Sea2013novel / screenplay
Albert Nobbs2011screenplay
The Last September1999screenplay
Seascape1994TV Movie



Página 22015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saló de lectura2006TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2005TV SeriesHimself

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Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Screenplay - FilmThe Sea (2013)
2012IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Script for FilmAlbert Nobbs (2011)· Glenn Close
· Gabriella Prekop
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedAlbert Nobbs (2011)· Glenn Close
· Gabriella Prekop

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1I watch these things like The Bridge and so on, but every single one of these shows seems to start off with a young woman being raped, and you know, murdered, and eviscerated, and thrown into a garbage dump, and if I were a woman I would be protesting very loudly about this
2Nowadays, seeing photographs of Dubai, we of the older generation rub our eyes in amazement. In this city in the desert, the future, that in our young days seemed impossibly far off, or just plain impossible, has already arrived. And - who would have thought? - it is just as dementedly kitschy as anything dreamed up for the covers of "New Worlds" or "Astounding Science Fiction".

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