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John Banville

Blue Nights and the Solace of Art

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Blue Nights is the story of Joan Didion's craving for communion between the "I" of her individual event of loss and grief, and the "we" of its universal experience.

Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Literary Pseudonyms?

guardian.co.uk | Posted 06.27.2011 | Books

We know a great deal about Anonymous but less about its sibling Pseudonymous. As a book authored under a disguised name makes the Orwell shortlist for...

John Banville Loves Writing Under Pseudonym Benjamin Black

Reuters | Mark Egan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Award-winning Irish author John Banville has always been highly critical of his own writing, but with the publication of his latest crime novel, he sa...

What John Banville's The Infinities Teaches Us About Living and Dying

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Caroline Hagood

Ultimately, the presence of the gods in The Infinities draws our attention, not to the heavens, but to the characters' spaces within, and the inner infinite in us all.

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Celebrating Great Irish Writers (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Though Ireland is a small country, it has had a huge impact on the English-speaking world over the course of its history. Som...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Miss any of the big book reviews this weekend? Check out some highlights below. "The Big Short," Michael Lewis The New York Times No one writes with...

Bad Sex Writing Award Goes To Author Jonathan Littell

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On Monday, the British literary magazine Literary Review awarded author Jonathan Littell their annual Bad Sex in Fiction award. The Franco-American be...

Books To Look Forward To In 2010: The Millions' Preview

themillions.com | C. Max Magee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's something for every lover of fiction coming in 2010, but, oddly enough, the dominant theme may be posthumous publication. Roberto Bolaño's re...