Being John Banville

Following Banville from his first sexual awakenings on the beaches of Wexford through a 'grindingly boring job as a clerk' in Aer Lingus, to work as a journalist with the Irish Press and The Irish Times, director Charlie McCarthy profiles one of our most critically esteemed and bestselling novelists.

Journeying with Banville on trips to Rome and London, Being John Banville looks at the business as well as the art of writing, focusing on Banville's relationships with his self described 'killer agent' Ed Victor and the impact of his 2005 Man Booker Prize win. It also explores his double life as thriller writer Benjamin Black and reveals some of the personal experiences that have shaped his creative life.

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An Ice Box Films Production for RTÉ


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