The award-winning novelist John Banville will be a short-term visitor at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies from 30 October through mid-November 2018. During that time, he will visit Notre Dame classes and immerse himself in academic and cultural events on campus, as well as devote concentrated time to works in progress.
We will feature Mr. Banville and his works in two public events:
Roundtable on the Works of John Banville: 9 November at 4:00 in 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall
Professors Joyelle McSweeney, Brian Ó Conchubhair, and Cyril O'Regan will each speak on some aspect of Mr. Banville's work, and he will respond in turn. Jesse Lander, Chair of English, will serve as moderator.
Reading and Public Lecture: 12 November at 4:00 in 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls, with book sales and signings, and a reception, to follow.
John Banville, the author of seventeen novels, has been the recipient of the Man Booker Prize (The Sea, 2005), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, and The Irish PEN Award for Literature (2013).