John Banville in Conversation - When Prose Meets Poetry

John Banville speaks with Sandrine Treiner at Maison de la Poésie on Sept 21, 2013, co-sponsored by the Maison de la Poésie and France Culture

John Banville the author of some 20 books penned in his own name but also writes internationally acclaimed noir fiction under the pseudonym, Benjamin Black. He’s an often-mentioned contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature and has been quoted as saying his goal is to give his prose “the kind of denseness and thickness that poetry has,” and that he is “trying to blend poetry and fiction into some new form.” Could there be a better setting than The House of Poetry for this special conversation with a master of English and the Adjunct Director of programming at France Culture?