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Banville, John

Born: 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 70 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.