Sunday February 23, 2020

Radio: The Quirke' in Banville's genius

Reviewed this week: The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk 106-108. Documentary On One: The Irishwoman Who Shot Mussolini, RTE Radio 1.

29th June, 2014

These are heady times for John Banville, who has been deluged with so many awards and accolades in recent days that he must feel like an athlete grinning his way through a backslap-heavy testimonial dinner.

A few weeks ago, the TV adaptation of Banville’s Quirke novels aired on the BBC to general acclaim. Last Wednesday, he was named as a chevalier in the Ordre des Arts de Letters in France. And two days earlier, he’d...

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