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Banville, John

Born: 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Irish
Categories: Journalist, Novelists


1945 - Born on the 8th of December in Wexford, County Wexford, Ireland.


Educated at a Christian Brothers' school and at St Peter's College in Wexford.


1968-1969 - Banville lived in the United States.


1970 - Became a sub-editor at the Irish Press newspaper rising to the position of chief sub-editor.


         - His first book, Long Lankin, appeared this year.


1976 - Awarded as James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Doctor Copernicus.


1981 - Awarded as Guardian Fiction Prize Kepler, Allied Irish Bank Fiction Prize, American-Irish Foundation Award Birchwood.   


1984 - Elected to Aosdána (Association of people in Ireland who have achieved distinction in the arts).


1989 - Awarded as Guinness Peat Aviation Award The Book of Evidence, Booker Prize (short listed) The Book of Evidence. 


1990 - Banville has been a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books.


1995 - Became a sub-editor at the Irish Times newspaper.


1998 - Appointed as literary editor at the Irish Times newspaper.


2005 - Banville awarded as Booker Prize for The Sea.


2006 - Awarded as Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year for The Sea.





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