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John Banville

John Banville was born on December 8, 1945 in Wexford, County Wexford, Ireland as William John Banville. He is a writer, known for Albert Nobbs (2011), The Sea (2013) and Marlowe. See full bio »

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Known For

Albert Nobbs Writer
The Sea Writer
Marlowe Writer
Quirke Writer


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  Marlowe (based on the novel by) (filming)
 2017 Riviera (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Faussaires / Counterfeiters (2017) ... (written by)
- Villa Carmella (2017) ... (written by)
  Quirke (TV Mini Series) (novel - 1 episode, 2014) (based on novel - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Silver Swan (2014) ... (novel)
- Christine Falls (2014) ... (based on novel)
 2013 The Sea (novel) / (screenplay)
 2011 Albert Nobbs (screenplay)
 1999 The Last September (screenplay)
 1994 Seascape (TV Movie)
 1984 Reflections (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(novel) "Doctor Copernicus: A Novel". New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1977. ISBN 0393087573 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Banville alias Benjamin Black


Janet Dunham  (divorced)  (2 children)

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Personal Quote:

Nowadays, 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". See more »


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

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