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Benjamin Black

Pen Name of John Banville; Novelist & Screenwriter

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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, as a sub-editor on The Irish Press and from 1986 at The Irish Times. He was Literary Editor at The Irish Times from 1988 to 1999.

Banville's first book, Long Lankin, a collection of short stories and a novella, was published in 1970. His first novel, Nightspawn, came out in 1971. Subsequent novels are Birchwood, Doctor Copernicus, Kepler, The Newton Letter, Mefisto, The Book of Evidence, Ghosts, Athena, The Untouchable, Eclipse, Shroud, The Sea, and The Infinities. His non-fiction book, Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City, was published in 2003.

The Newton Letter was filmed for Channel 4 Television as Reflections, with a script by the author, and directed by Kevin Billington. Banville has adapted Elizabeth Bowen's novel The Last September, which was filmed for Scala Productions in 1997, directed by Deborah Warner, with a cast including Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Fiona Shaw and Jane Birkin; the film was produced by Yvonne Thunder, with Neil Jordan and Steven Woolley as executive producers.

Banville's version of Heinrich von Kleist's comedy, The Broken Jug, was staged at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in June 1994, and a short television drama, Seachange, was broadcast in autumn 1994 by RTE television. Another Kleist adaptation, God's Gift (after Amphityron), was staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2000 and on tour. A one-man adaptation of this novel, The Book of Evidence, ran at the Kilkenny Theatre Festival in 2002, and had an extended run at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 2003.

He has worked with the film director Neil Jordan on a number of projects, including The End of the Affair, and has co-authored a script based on the George Moore short story, Albert Nobbs, for Glenn Close. An original screenplay, The Great O'Neill, based on the life of the 16th-century Irish aristocrat and rebel, Hugh O'Neill, commissioned by Tyrone Productions, is in progress.

Banville has contributed to numerous BBC radio programmes, including a series of short monologues, collectively titled Stardust, on Copernicus, Kepler and Newton, broadcast on The Verb in 2004. An adaptation of Henry James's The Spoils of Poynton was broadcast by RTE radio in the 1980s.

Among the awards John Banville's novels have won are the Allied Irish Banks fiction prize, the American-Irish Foundation award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize. In 1989 The Book of Evidence was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and was awarded the first Guinness Peat Aviation Award; in Italian, as La Spiegazione dei Fatti, the book was awarded the 1991 Premio Ennio Flaiano. Ghosts was shortlisted for the Whitbread Fiction Prize 1993, The Untouchable for the same prize in 1997. In 2003 he was awarded 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.

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Pen Name of John Banville; Novelist & Screenwriter

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Benjamin Black 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, as a sub-editor on The Irish Press and from 1986 at The Irish Times. He was Literary Editor at The Irish Times from 1988 to 1999.

Banville's first book, Long Lankin, a collection of short stories and a novella, was published in 1970. His first novel, Nightspawn, came out in 1971. Subsequent novels are Birchwood, Doctor Copernicus, Kepler, The Newton Letter, Mefisto, The Book of Evidence, Ghosts, Athena, The Untouchable, Eclipse, Shroud, The Sea, and The Infinities. His non-fiction book, Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City, was published in 2003.

The Newton Letter was filmed for Channel 4 Television as Reflections, with a script by the author, and directed by Kevin Billington. Banville has adapted Elizabeth Bowen's novel The Last September, which was filmed for Scala Productions in 1997, directed by Deborah Warner, with a cast including Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Fiona Shaw and Jane Birkin; the film was produced by Yvonne Thunder, with Neil Jordan and Steven Woolley as executive producers.

Banville's version of Heinrich von Kleist's comedy, The Broken Jug, was staged at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in June 1994, and a short television drama, Seachange, was broadcast in autumn 1994 by RTE television. Another Kleist adaptation, God's Gift (after Amphityron), was staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2000 and on tour. A one-man adaptation of this novel, The Book of Evidence, ran at the Kilkenny Theatre Festival in 2002, and had an extended run at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 2003.

He has worked with the film director Neil Jordan on a number of projects, including The End of the Affair, and has co-authored a script based on the George Moore short story, Albert Nobbs, for Glenn Close. An original screenplay, The Great O'Neill, based on the life of the 16th-century Irish aristocrat and rebel, Hugh O'Neill, commissioned by Tyrone Productions, is in progress.

Banville has contributed to numerous BBC radio programmes, including a series of short monologues, collectively titled Stardust, on Copernicus, Kepler and Newton, broadcast on The Verb in 2004. An adaptation of Henry James's The Spoils of Poynton was broadcast by RTE radio in the 1980s.

Among the awards John Banville's novels have won are the Allied Irish Banks fiction prize, the American-Irish Foundation award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize. In 1989 The Book of Evidence was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and was awarded the first Guinness Peat Aviation Award; in Italian, as La Spiegazione dei Fatti, the book was awarded the 1991 Premio Ennio Flaiano. Ghosts was shortlisted for the Whitbread Fiction Prize 1993, The Untouchable for the same prize in 1997. In 2003 he was awarded 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.

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  • How to book Benjamin Black?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Benjamin Black for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Benjamin Black, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Benjamin Black or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Benjamin Black?

    Booking fees for Benjamin Black, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Benjamin Black, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Benjamin Black?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Benjamin Black for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Benjamin Black for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Benjamin Black or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Benjamin Black or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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