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Audio Interview with John Banville

John BanvilleIn this 1990 interview, John Banville talks about his novel, Book of Evidence, which won the Guinness Peat Aviation Award and was short listed for the Booker Prize. John, who has published seven books, is the literary editor for the Irish Times and once worked for the Dublin Times. He is also the author of Nightspawn, Birchwood, and The Newton Letter.

Hear how he developed the main character, Freddy, who is someone that tries to keep a sophisticated and elegant image while serving life in prison. He also discusses the absurdity of censorship in Ireland.

Listen to the John Banville interview with Don Swaim, May 3, 1990
(35 min. 31 sec.)

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For over a decade, many of the best writers of the English language found their way onto Don Swaim's daily two-minute CBS Radio show, Book Beat. His New York-based program was derived from longer interviews, sometimes 40-minutes in length. Found exclusively here, Wired for Books proudly webcasts these conversations in their entirety using RealAudio.

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