John Banville in Conversation

Seamus Heaney HomePlace

45 Main Street
Co. Londonderry
BT45 8HT

With Eamonn Hughes

John Banville, the revered Booker Prize-winning author, returns with the publication of two new novels. The first, The Singularities, a playful, multi-layered novel of nostalgia, life and death, and quantum theory, which opens with the return of one of his most celebrated characters. The second, The Lock-Up, the new novel in his 1950s-set crime series, following the bestselling Snow and April in Spain.

Novelist and screenwriter John Banville is the author of 17 remarkable novels including The Book of Evidence and The Sea, both of which won the Booker Prize.John has also been the recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, and the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. He worked in journalism from 1969 and was a sub-editor at The Irish Press and Literary Editor at The Irish Times from 1988 to 1999. His work for the theatre includes adaptations of three of Heinrich von Kleist's plays and he worked with director Neil Jordan on The End of the Affair and adapted Elizabeth Bowen’s novel The Last September into a film directed by Deborah Warner.

We are delighted to welcome one of Ireland’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed authors to The Helicon in conversation with Dr Eamonn Hughes.

This event will be followed by a book signing in The Library at Seamus Heaney HomePlace. 


2 hours

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