Reading Saturday, 22 September with Lydia Davis @ 9.15pm
Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork
John Banville was born in Wexford in Ireland in 1945. Regarded as the most stylistically elaborate Irish writer of his generation, John Banville is a philosophical novelist concerned with the nature of perception, the conflict between imagination and reality, and the existential isolation of the individual. He has published one short story collection Long Lankin. His latest novel is entitled Ancient Light. He has been a recipient of the Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Premio Nonino and the Franz Kafka Prize. He is sometimes mistaken for the novelist Benjamin Black.