Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Do you organise talks?

Register to tell us about them. The Lecture List is a great place to be listed, but it's also an easy place to upload your information to. It's very simple and costs nothing. Find out more

Help!

Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

John Banville in Conversation

One of Ireland’s great writers makes his first appearance at the ILS to discuss his latest work The Blue Guitar, his recent genre fiction and wider literary career and interests with journalist and ILS Deputy Chairman, Dorothy Allen.


Synopsis:
One of Ireland’s great writers makes his first appearance at the ILS to discuss his latest work The Blue Guitar, his recent genre fiction and wider literary career and interests with journalist and ILS Deputy Chairman, Dorothy Allen.

The Blue Guitar is a story of theft and the betrayal of friendship:
Oliver Orme used to be a painter, well known and well rewarded, but the muse has deserted him. He is also, as he confesses, a petty thief; he does not steal for gain, but for the thrill of it. HIs worst theft is Polly, the wife of his friend Marcus, with whom he has had an affair. When the affair is discovered, Oliver hides himself away in his childhood home. From here he tells the story of a year, from one autumn to the next. Many surprises and shocks await him, and by the end of his story, he will be forced to face himself and seek a road towards redemption.

Biography:
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He was educated at Christian Brothers Schools and St. Peter's College, Wexford. He worked in journalism from 1969. He was Literary Editor at The Irish Times from 1988 to 1999. Banville had worked across many forms and won acclaim for his screenplays, radio and TV work. His first novel, Nightspawn, came out in 1971. Subsequent novels include Kepler (1980), Athena (1995), Eclipse (2000), The Sea (2005), and The Infinities (2010). His non-fiction book, Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City, was published in 2003.Among the awards John Banville's novels have won are the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction, the Premio Nonino. He has also received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation in the U.S. He won the Man Booker Prize 2005 for The Sea.


Speaker(s):

John Banville | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

26 October 2015 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Irish Literary Society
Bloomsbury Hotel
16-22 Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3NN
07906435121
http://www.irishlitsoc.org

More at Irish Literary Society...

 

Tickets:

5

Available from:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/john-banville-tickets-18883158034

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.

Comments

If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.



 

Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund