John Banville Q&A: “I’ve reached the age where I can be a cross old geezer”

The writer talks Nietzsche, Just William, and never taking advice from anyone.

John Banville, 71, is an Irish writer who won the Man Booker Prize for “The Sea” in 2005. Under the name Benjamin Black he writes crime fiction: a television adaptation, “Quirke”, was broadcast in 2014. He once said of his books: “I hate them all.” What’s your earliest memory?

As a baby, lying on my back in my pram – I can still see the lace surround of the hood – being tickled under the chin by my cousin Josie. Very strange, to be able to reach back that far,...
source: New Statesman