Apr 20, 2014 — Author Craig Nova recommends three books that take a fresh approach to the age-old bildungsroman. The experience of growing up is both universal and unique — and, in these books, timeless.
Jun 27, 2013 — Book reviewer Alan Cheuse picks five exciting summer reads, ranging from short stories of grim Irish mayhem to a North Carolina lynching and a corpse in an iceberg, to Southern California cocaine capers and a pure-trash adventure starring U.S. special forces and a world-threatening comet.
Mar 8, 2010 — The latest novel from John Banville throws a handful of Greek gods into the household of a glum human family to explore sex, love, faith and mortality. Reviewer Maureen Corrigan says The Infinities puts Banville's literary gifts on prominent display.
Oct 11, 2005 — Britain's top literary honor, the Man Booker Prize, has been awarded to Irish author John Banville's 14th novel, The Sea. He beat high-profile competition including Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro and Zadie Smith.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Infinities by John Banville. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.