John Banville’s novels include The Sea, The Infinities and, most recently, Mrs Osmond. He is also a playwright, screenwriter and book reviewer. He won the 2005 Man Booker Prize for The Sea. He has also received the Prince of Asturias Award, the Austrian State Prize for Literature, and the Franz Fafka Prize. He has written a number of crime novels, the latest of which is Snow. He lives in Dublin.
Credit for the photo is Douglas Banville.