Book List:20 titles
  • In Mrs. Osmond, John Banville continues the story of Isabel Archer, the young protagonist of Henry James’s beloved The Portrait of a Lady. Eager but naïve, in James’s novel Isabel comes into a large, unforeseen inheritance and marries the charmi...


  • In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the...


  • In a brilliant illumination of the Renaissance mind, acclaimed Irish novelist John Banville re-creates the life of Johannes Kepler and his incredible drive to chart the orbits of the planets and the geometry of the universe. Wars, witchcraft, and dis...



  • The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea gives us a brilliant, profoundly moving new novel about an actor in the twilight of his life and his career: a meditation on love and loss, and on the inscrutable immediacy of the past in our present liv...


  • A new novel -- at once trenchant, witty, and shattering -- about the intricacies of artistic creation, about theft, and about the ways in which we learn to possess one another, and to hold on to ourselves. Equally self-aggrandizing and self-deprec...


  • Two essential novels from one of the most imaginative writers of our time: THE SEA, winner of the Man Booker prize, and THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE, an unforgettable literary mystery short-listed for the Booker prize. THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE is a brilliantl...


  • In this brilliantly haunting new novel, John Banville forges an unforgettable amalgam of enchantment and menace that suggests both The Tempest and his own acclaimed The Book of Evidence. "A surreal and exquisitely lyrical new novel by one of the grea...


  • From the internationally acclaimed author of The Book of Evidence and Ghosts comes a mesmerizing novel that is both a literary thriller and a love story as sumptuously perverse as Lolita. "A strange and dreamlike book ... Banville has a bre...






  • Year five of the "Best European Fiction" series brings another crop of cutting-edge short stories from across the continent. From Belarus to Wales Translated from more than 25 languages and highlighting the future luminaries and revolutionaries of i...


  • THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE: Freddie Montgomery has committed two crimes. He stole a small Dutch master from a wealthy family friend, and he murdered a chambermaid who caught him in the act. This is a remarkable crime novel, unlike any other in its flawless...


  • In this deeply moving and original book, John Banville alloys mystery, fable, and ghost story with poignant psychological acuity to forge the riveting story of a man wary of the future, plagued by the past, and so uncertain in the present that he can...


  • A collection of short stories from the early years of Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s career, Long Lankin explores the passionate emotions -- fear, jealousy, desire -- that course beneath the surface of everyday life. From a couple ...


  • With hopes of finding the solitude necessary to finish a long-overdue book on Isaac Newton, a historian rents a summer cottage in the countryside outside of Dublin but becomes distracted by his curious neighbors...


  • Axel Vander, distinguished intellectual and elderly academic, is not the man he seems. When a letter arrives out of the blue, threatening to unveil his secrets – and carefully concealed identity – Vander travels to Turin to meet its author. There...



  • Once the big house on an Irish estate, Birchwood has turned into a baroque madhouse for its ruined inhabitants. One disaster succeeds another, until young Gabriel Godkin runs away to join a travelling circus and look for his long-lost twin sister. So...


  • A paperback edition of a reworking of the Dr Faustus theme, focusing on the mathematically gifted Gabriel Swan, who attempts to find a numerical solution to his quest for order and meaning in life. From the author of ATHENA and BOOK OF EVIDENCE....


  • John Banville is one of the finest and most critically-acclaimed writers of his generation. With elegance, insight and wit, he has secured a devoted readership and there can be few more eagerly anticipated literary events than a new John Banville nov...


  • The Untouchable is an engrossing, exquisitely written and almost bewilderingly smart book . . . It's the fullest book I've read in a very long time, utterly accomplished, thoroughly readable, written by a novelist of vast talent' Richard Ford Vict...