John Banville's Favourite Books

This is a compilation of all the books that John Banville has recommended in online publications or through newspaper articles.

Sources: www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/935...

http://www.toptenbooks.net/authors/jo...

www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/john...

http://www.foyles.co.uk/john-banville

I've also added books that he has reviewed favourably but probably not all and the books that he has named as his favourite books of the year when asked by the Guardian and the Irish Times.
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56 books · 6 voters · list created March 23rd, 2014 by J. (votes) .
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Παντελής Κ. https://www.theguardian.com/books/201...
John Banville on William Trevor:
“He is one of the great short-story writers, at his best the equal of Chekhov. So fine are his stories that they rather overshadow the novels, which is a pity, for at least one of them, Mrs Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel, I consider to be a masterpiece, inexplicably neglected.”


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