John Banville

Episode 23,   Apr 07, 2023, 04:00 AM

John Banville talks about the mystery in great art, the escape into life rather than out of it, the observation at work in the heart of good writing, bearing witness to the world in all its beauty and horror—and also cats and dogs…

John Banville, who won the Booker Prize in 2005 for his novel The Sea is known for his exquisite use of language, acutely observed characters, and novels which are not afraid to look into the dark. He has written a library of literary masterpieces, including Mefisto (1986), The Infinities (2009), and Ancient Light (2012). His latest book The Lock-Up is out now with Faber.