Book
English

The secret guests

Benjamin Black (author)
Title
The secret guests
Author
Benjamin Black
Language
English
Publisher
[London]: Penguin Books, 2020 | Other editions
271 p.
Note
Benjamin Black is een pseudoniem van John Banville
ISBN
9780241305317 (paperback)
Other languages:

Availability in Flemish libraries

About Benjamin Black

William John Banville (born 8 December 1945) is an Irish novelist, short story writer, adapter of dramas and screenwriter. Though he has been described as "the heir to Proust, via Nabokov", Banville himself maintains that W. B. Yeats and Henry James are the two real influences on his work.

Banville has won the 1976 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the 2003 International Nonino Prize, the 2005 Booker Prize, the 2011 Franz Kafka Prize, the 2013 Austrian State Prize for European Literature and the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2007, Italy made him a Cavaliere of the Ordine della Stella d'Italia (essentially a knighthood) in 2017. He is a former member of Aosdána, having voluntarily relinquished the financial stipend in 2001 to another, more impoverished, writer.

Born at Wexford in south-east Ireland,…Read more on Wikipedia