John Banville is an Irish author of fiction as well as playwright and screenwriter. He is known for his darkly humorous writing, precise forensic style, and thick poetry. He was born in Wexford, Ireland, on December 8, 1945.

Banville also writes under the pen name of Benjamin Black, under which he wrote Christine Falls and then The Silver Swan. He has also taken over the Philip Marlowe character from celebrated author Raymond Chandler under the Benjamin Black mantle.

Books in order of publication:

Poodle Springs (By: Robert B. Parker)(1989) 
Perchance to Dream (By: Robert B. Parker)(1991) 
The Black-Eyed Blonde (As: Benjamin Black, With: Raymond Chandler)(2014) 
Only to Sleep (By: Lawrence Osborne)(2018) 

Quirke Books

as Benjamin Black

Christine Falls(2006) 
The Silver Swan(2007) 
Elegy for April(2010) 
A Death in Summer(2011) 
Vengeance(2012) 
Holy Orders(2013) 
Even the Dead(2015) 

The Revolutions Trilogy Books

Doctor Copernicus(1976) 
Kepler(1981) 
The Newton Letter(1982) 

The Cleave Trilogy Books

Eclipse(2000) 
Shroud(2002) 
Ancient Light(2012) 

Frames: The Freddie Montgomery Trilogy Books

The Book of Evidence(1989) 
Ghosts(1993) 
Athena(1995)

Tax Free Books

Tax Free(2008) 
More Confessions from a Serial Tax Cheat(2009) 

Standalone Novels

Nightspawn(1971) 
Birchwood(1973) 
Mefisto(1986) 
The Untouchable(1997) 
The Sea(2005) 
The Infinities(2009) 
The Blue Guitar(2015) 
Prague Nights(2017) 
Mrs. Osmond(2017) 
Snow(2020) 

Short Stories/Novellas

God’s Gift(2001)

Short Story Collections

Long Lankin(1970) 
The Supreme Fictions of John Banville(1999) 

Plays

The Broken Jug(1994) 
Conversation in the Mountains(2020) 

Non-Fiction Books

Possessed of a Past: A John Banville Reader(2012) 
Time Pieces(2016) 

Anthologies

Best European Fiction 2013(2012)