John Banville (IR)

John Banville, born in 1945 in Wexford, Ireland. He is recipient of the Man Booker Prize, the Austrian State Prize for Literature, the Kafka Prize and the Prince of Asturias Award. He lives in Dublin.

Werke (Auswahl)

Mrs Osmond.
Viking, 2017

Time Pieces. A Dublin Memoir.
Hachette Books Ireland, 2016

The Blue Guitar.
Penguin Books Ltd., 2015

Im Lichte der Vergangenheit.
Kiepenheuer & Witsch Verlag, 2014

Ancient Light.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2012

Übersetzungen (Auswahl)

John Banville. Die blaue Gitarre.
Übersetzt von Christa Schuenke.
Kiepenheuer & Witsch Verlag, 2017


Time Pieces. A Dublin Memoir

Hachette Books Ireland, 2016

In «Time Pieces. A Dublin Memoir» John Banville offers a rare insight into his own life. A vivid and tender evocation of the author’s past, refracted through the prism of Dublin and its history, and moreover an exploration of the way memory is stitched in to the present and how memory is transformed by art.

Aus: John Banville. Time Pieces. A Dublin Memoir. Hachette Books Ireland, 2016

When does the past become the past? How much time must elapse before what merely happened begins to give off the mysterious, numinous glow that is the mark of true pastness? After all, the resplendent vision we carry with us in memory was once merely the present, dull and workaday and wholly unremarkable. What transmutation must the present go through in order to become the past? Time’s alchemy works in a bright abyss.

Lesung: John Banville und Gabrielle Alioth, 11.05.2018, SLT

Fr, 11.05.18, 16:00

Landhaus Landhaussaal
Moderation: Gabrielle Alioth (IE)

Sa, 12.05.18, 15:00

Landhaus Gemeinderatssaal
Moderation: Gabrielle Alioth (IE)

So, 13.05.18, 12:30

Short reading
Aussenbühne Landhausquai