UCC’s 2018/19 School of English reading series kicks off on Tuesday, October 9, with one of Ireland’s leading novelists, John Banville.

30 Sep 2018

October 9, West Wing 6 @ 7pm

Banville is the author of more than 20 novels, both under his own name and his crime-writing pseudonym Benjamin Black. He is also a memoirist and screenwriter and has adapted several of Heinrich Von Kleist’s plays for the stage.  He won the Booker Prize with his 2005 novel The Sea.  His most recent novel, Mrs Osmond, is a speculative continuation of the Henry James novel, Portrait of a Lady.

The reading will take place at October 9, West Wing 6 @ 7pm. 

Admission is free and all are welcome.


Other readers coming as part of the series include fiction writers Paul Lynch, Carys Davies, Donal Ryan and poet Colette Bryce.

November 20, 2018:  “Mining the Past”  - Novelist, Paul Lynch, winner of the 2018 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for his famine novel, Grace, and Carys Davies, current Frank O’Connor Short Story Fellow and past winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for her collection The Redemption of Galen Pike.

January 22, 2019 – Guardian Prize-winner and Booker nominated Donal Ryan and poet Colette Bryce, winner of the 2018 Piggott Prize for Poetry.

English Department

Roinn an Bhéarla

O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland