John Banville

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Birthday
8, 1945
Birthplace
Ireland
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1945 (age 74)
Birthplace
Ireland

About

Irish novelist who has won multiple awards and has been considered to be "one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in English" due to his forensic prose style and dark humor.

Before Fame

He wanted to be a painter and architect as a young adult and worked as a clerk at Aer Lingus.

Trivia

He has written crime novels under the pseudonym Benjamin Black.

Family Life

He married textile artist Janet Dunham, and they had two sons before separating.

Associated With

Frank O'Connor is also an acclaimed Irish author.

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