Thu, 21/03/2013 - 09:15
Waterstones has announced its latest Book Club picks, set to launch on 28th March, calling the list "our most eclectic and exciting selection to date".
Books from Michael Frayn, John Banville and Nell Freudenberger all feature in the promotion, with one title highlighted each week in stores across the country.
Tue, 28/08/2012 - 08:45
John Banville’s Dublin-set crime novels are set to appear on BBC1 as three feature-length dramas.
The books, written by Banville under the name Benjamin Black, follow 1950s Dublin pathologist Quirke as he investigates the deaths of those who wind up in his mortuary.
In the new adaptations, titled "Quirke", he...
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:00
Raymond Chandler is the latest classic author to have a current writer take on his mantle, with novelist John Banville to write a new novel featuring his fictional LA detective, Philip Marlowe.
US Macmillan imprint Henry Holt will publish the book in 2013, with Banville writing under his crime fiction pen name, Benjamin Black....
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 07:55
Picador will be re-issuing 12 classic novels it has published across the past four decades in a new black-and-white series. The collection will celebrate the literary imprint's 40th anniversary in 2012.
The books—published on 2nd February, each to be priced at £7.99—include three Man Booker Prize winners: ...
Wed, 24/08/2011 - 15:06
The Royal Society is holding its first literary festival in its 350-year history, with the likes of Sebastian Faulks, China Miéville and John Banville taking part.
The One Culture festival will take place on the 1st and 2nd October at the Royal Society in central London. Three-time Arthur C Clarke award winner China Mié...
Wed, 01/12/2010 - 08:05
Viking has bought the new novel from John Banville which will see the author move from Picador, his publisher since 1997.
Mary Mount, editorial director of Viking/Penguin bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from Ed Victor to one book for an undisclosed sum.
Mount said: "It is a huge joy and privilege to be...
Mon, 02/02/2009 - 08:52
Irish novelists and poets, including three Booker prize winners, are protesting at funding cuts to the Irish Writers' Centre, which currently receives E200,000 (£179,000) from the region's Arts Council.
John Banville, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright and Sebastian Barry have been joined by international writers such as Richard...