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Past Event: John Banville in conversation with Alex Clark

John Banville
Join Booker Prize winning author John Banville and journalist Alex Clark for a FREE online conversation to celebrate the publication of April in Spain.  

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About the Event

Join Booker Prize winning author John Banville and journalist Alex Clark for an online conversation to celebrate the publication of April in Spain, the sumptuous, propulsive, sun-kissed follow up the the bestselling Snow.

‘Superb.’ The Times
‘Utterly absorbing.’ Daily Mail
‘A joy to read.’ Sunday Times
‘The ultimate page-turner.’ Irish Independent

On the idyllic coast of San Sebastian, Dublin pathologist Quirke is struggling to relax. And when he glimpses a familiar face in the twilight at the bar Las Arcadas, a woman who was meant to have died in a political scandal back in Ireland years earlier, any chance of a peaceful holiday is lost.

After a call home, Detective St John Strafford is dispatched to Spain, but he’s not the only one on route: as a terrifying hitman hunts down his prey, they are all set for a brutal showdown.

Alex Clark is a critic, journalist and broadcaster. Co-host of ‘Graham Norton’s Book Club’, she is also a regular on Radio 4 and writes on a wide range of subjects for the Guardian, the Observer, the Irish Times and the Times Literary Supplement. She is a patron of Cambridge Literary Festival, and has judged many literary awards, including the Booker Prize.

Image credit: John Banville by Douglas Banville

What to Expect

Our online events take place via Zoom and last up to one hour.

  • You will be emailed the link for the event the day before the event at the very latest. If you haven’t received it by the morning of the event, please forward your confirmation email to
  • You can ask questions on the night using the Q&A function, although we are unable to guarantee which questions will be covered due to time constraints.
  • When you book for this event, you will receive an email confirmation along with a promotional code to use on our website for 20% off April in Spain.
About the Author

JOHN BANVILLE was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of eighteen novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize, the Quirke Series of crime novels under the pen name Benjamin Black, and most recently the bestselling Snow, his first novel to feature Detective Inspector St John Strafford. Other major prizes he has won include the Franz Kafka Prize, the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature and the Prince of Asturias Award. He lives in Dublin.

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Irresistible, sun-kissed follow up to the top ten bestseller Snow, from the Booker Prize winning author.