Monday, October 5, 2015

John Banville

John Banville's many books include The Sea, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize, The Infinities, The Blue Guitar, and several crime novels under the pseudonym Benjamin Black.

From his January 2015 Q & A at his publisher's blog:

Tell us the first thing you do in the morning.

Well now, take a wild guess.

And the last thing you do at night.

Take another wild guess.

What was the last book that made you cry?

Oddly, it was John Updike’s Rabbit at Rest. The death of Rabbit Angstrom affected me deeply, I’m not sure why. I told Updike I had wept at the close, and he remarked with cool irony that he hoped Rabbit’s going wasn’t sadder than the death of Little Nell.

One book you wish you had written.

Molloy, by Samuel Beckett, or almost anything by...[read on]
Learn about the book John Banville most wants his kids to read.

--Marshal Zeringue