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John Banville Princess of Asturias Awards Awarded In 2014

John Banville

John Banville

Award Name : Princess of Asturias Awards

Year of Award : 2014

Award for : Literature

Location : Loch Garman, Leinster, Ireland


William 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."In 2014 he won the Princess of Asturias Awards for the Literature.

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