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John Banville Franz Kafka Prize Awarded In 2011

John Banville

John Banville

Award Name : Franz Kafka Prize

Year of Award : 2011

Award for : Literature

Location : Loch Garman, Leinster, Ireland


John Banville (born 8 December 1945), who writes as John Banville and sometimes as Benjamin Black, is an Irish novelist, adapter of dramas, and screenwriter.Recognised for his precise, cold, forensic prose style, Nabokovian inventiveness, and for the dark humour of his generally arch narrators, Banville is considered to be "one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today."He has been described as "the heir to Proust, via Nabokov."He won the 2011 Franz Kafka Prize.

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