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John Banville

John Banville (født 8. december 1945) er en irsk forfatter.

Han skriver kriminalromaner under pseudonymet "Benjamin Black".

Biografi[redigér | redigér wikikode]

John Banville blev født i 1945 i Wexford i Irland og bor nu i Dublin. Han har skrevet femten romaner inklusive Havet, som vandt Man Booker-prisen i 2005. Han har herudover vundet flere litterære priser, senest den fornemme Franz Kafka-pris i 2011. Han har også skrevet en række skuespil og de senere år flere krimier under pseudonymet Benjamin Black. Han er kendt for sin tekniske prosa-stil og anses for en af vor tids største stilister i det engelske sprog. Kendetegnende er også den sorte humor og det skarpe vid. Hans erklærede ambition er at give sin prosa ”den slags tæthed og fyldighed, som poesi har. … at forsøge at blande prosa og poesi til en ny form.”

Priser[redigér | redigér wikikode]

Year Prize Work
1976 James Tait Black Memorial Prize Doctor Copernicus
1981 Guardian Fiction Prize Kepler
Allied Irish Bank Fiction Prize Kepler
American-Irish Foundation Award Birchwood
1989 Guinness Peat Aviation Award The Book of Evidence
Booker Prize (shortlisted) The Book of Evidence
2005 Booker Priz The Sea
2006 Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year The Sea
2007 Royal Society of Literature Fellowship
Prix Madeleine Zepter
2009 Honorary Patronage of the University Philosophical Society
2011 Franz Kafka Prize

Bibliografi[redigér | redigér wikikode]

Novellesamlinger[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • Long Lankin (1970; revised ed.1984)

Romaner[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • Nightspawn (1971)
  • Birchwood (1973)
  • The Revolutions Trilogy :
    • Doctor Copernicus: A Novel (1976)
    • Kepler, a Novel (1981)
    • The Newton Letter: An Interlude (1982) (da. Newtons brev, 1993)
  • Mefisto (1986)
  • The Book of Evidence (1989) (da. Bevisernes bog, 1991)
  • Ghosts (1993 novel)|Ghosts (1993)
  • Athena: A Novel (1995)
  • The Ark (1996) (only 260 copies published)
  • The Untouchable (novel)|The Untouchable (1997) (da. Den urørlige, 1997)
  • Eclipse (Banville novel)|Eclipse (2000)
  • Shroud (novel)|Shroud (2002)
  • Prague Pictures: Portrait Of A City (2003)
  • The Sea (novel)|The Sea (2005) (da. Havet, 2011)
  • The Infinities (2009)

Skuespil[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • The Broken Jug: After Heinrich von Kleist (1994)
  • Seachange (performed 1994 in the Focus Theatre, Dublin; unpublished)
  • Dublin 1742 (performed 2002 in The Ark, Dublin; a play for 9–14 year olds; unpublished)
  • God's Gift: A Version of Amphitryon by Heinrich von Kleist (2000)
  • Love In The Wars (adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist's Penthesilea, 2005)
  • Conversation In The Mountains (radio play, forthcoming 2008)

Kriminalromaner som "Benjamin Black"[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • Christine Falls (2006) (da. Christine Falls, 2009)
  • The Silver Swan (2007) (da. Silver Swan, 2011)
  • The Lemur (2008, previously serialised in The New York Times)
  • Elegy for April (2010)
  • A Death In Summer (2011)

Boganmeldelser[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • "The Family Pinfold" The New York Review of Books 54/11 (28 June 2007) : 20–21 [reviews Alexander Waugh, Fathers and Sons : the Autobiography of a Family]
  • "Trump Cards" Bookforum (Dec/Jan 2010) : John Banville on The Original of Laura, Nabokov's final, unfinished novel.

Manuskriptforfatter[redigér | redigér wikikode]

Year Title Awards
2011 Albert Nobbs
2011 Be Crazy For Me And My Father

Litteratur[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • John Banville by John Kenny; Irish Academic Press (2009); ISBN 0-7165-2901-7
  • John Banville, a critical study by Joseph McMinn; Gill and MacMillan; ISBN 0-7171-1803-7
  • The Supreme Fictions of John Banville by Joseph McMinn; (October 1999); Manchester University Press; ISBN 0-7190-5397-8
  • John Banville: A Critical Introduction by Rüdiger Imhoff (October 1998) Irish American Book Co; ISBN 0-86327-582-6
  • John Banville: Exploring Fictions by Derek Hand; (June 2002); Liffey Press; ISBN 1-904148-04-2
  • Irish University Review: A Journal of Irish Studies: Special Issue John Banville Edited by Derek Hand; (June 2006)
  • Irish Writers on Writing featuring John Banville. Edited by Eavan Boland (Trinity University (Texas)#Trinity_University Press|Trinity University Press, 2007).

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