John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland. His novel The Sea won the 2005 Booker Prize.

Banville is the author of more than fifteen novels, a short story collection, and several mysteries written under the pseudonym Benjamin Black.

His novel Ancient Light won the Irish Book Award. In addition to winning The Man Booker Prize 2005, he was also shortlisted for his entire body of work, for The Man Booker International Prize 2007

In 2011, Banville won the Franz Kafka Prize. He lives in Dublin.

John Banville

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