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John Banville in conversation with Carlo Gébler

ICC Digital Literary Festival 2020

The ICC Digital Literary Festival features some of the stalwarts of Irish literature alongside recent bestselling authors.

This interview features author John Banville in conversation with Carlo Gébler.

About John Banville

John Banville (c) Douglas Banville

John Banville is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of 17 novels, including The Sea which won the 2005 Man Booker prize and The Book of Evidence which was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 1989.  Other major achievements include The Franz Kafka prize, The Irish Pen Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature and The Prince of Asturias Award, Spain’s most coveted literary prize. John has been a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature since 2007 and in 2017 Italy made him a Cavaliere of the Ordine della Stella d’Italie. He also writes under the pen name Benjamin Black. 

John will discuss his novel Snow which was published earlier this year.

About Carlo Gébler

Carlo is the author of nearly 30 works including novels, plays, short stories, children’s fiction, travel writing, historical pieces and a memoir. His more recent work includes The Wing Orderly’s Tales (2016), The Innocent of Falkland Road (2017) and a retelling of Aesop’s Fables (2019).  He has contributed extensively to a wide variety of publications including  Critical Quarterly, The Dublin Review, Fiction Magazine, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Irish Independent.

Listen to Carlo interviewing Roddy Doyle, Sinéad Gleeson, Colum McCann. Carlo's most recent work, Tales We Tell Ourselves: A Selection From ‘The Decameron’ forms the subject of his interview with Dermot Bolger.