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John Banville on Beckett biographies

Irish writer on the life of Samuel Beckett
John Banville
The ever-observant Susan Tomaselli has spotted an interview with writer John Banville, where he reveals an interest in biography:
Robert Birnbaum: James Atlas has published a series of short biographies, is there one—

John Banville: I think he did ask me to do one. I’d like to do one on [Samuel] Beckett. He deserves a brief sketch—a monograph rather than one of those huge biographies that there are. He is a fascinating character

Robert Birnbaum: But you haven’t been asked

John Banville: I think Atlas asked me to do one of my choice and I didn’t. It wasn’t the time to do it. I was busy doing other things. [Read More]

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