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UCC Philosoph Presents: A Talk With John Banville

On January 22nd, Irish writer and Man Booker-winner John Banville will talk about his work and writings at an event hosted by UCC Philosophical Society.

On Wednesday January 22nd, UCC Philosophical Society will host Irish writer John Banville as he accepts Honourary Patronage of the society. John Banville is considered one of the 21st century's greatest Irish writers. He is certainly one of its most successful, having won many of the literary world's most coveted prizes, including the 2005 Man Booker Prize, the 2011 Franz Kafka Prize and the 2013 Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature. Banville's debut novel, "Nightspawn," was published in 1971, and he has been writing acclaimed novels since, including 2005's Man Booker-winning "The Sea." He has written from the perspectives of mathematicians, gods and art historians and also publishes crime novels under the pseudonym "Benjamin Black." In 2014, the Benjamin Black "Quirke" series, which is set in 1950s Dublin, was adapted into a major BBC TV series. Banville's latest novel, "Mrs Osmond," saw the writer take on the challenge of writing a sequel to Henry James' classic 1881 novel "The Portrait of a Lady." The result received rapturous reviews. Banville's feats as a writer have led him to be considered a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature and he is always among bookies' favourites to win the prize. Join us on January 22nd at 6:30pm in West Wing 6 in the North Quad where Banville will discuss his work and writings in conversation with Professor Lee Jenkins and Professor Alex Davis from UCC's School of English. There will also be an audience Q+A which will give audience members the opportunity to ask Banville their own questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Category: Student Events: Society Events
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: West Wing 6, North Quad UCC
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Laurie Shelly

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