John Banville  

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John Banville (born 8 December 1945) is an Irish novelist and journalist. His novel, The Book of Evidence (1989), was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and won the Guinness Peat Aviation Award. His eighteenth novel, The Sea, won the Man Booker Prize in 2005.

Banville is known for his precise—some would say cold—prose style, Nabokovian in inventiveness, and for the dark humour of his generally arch narrators. Banville's stated ambition is to give his prose "the kind of denseness and thickness that poetry has".



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