John Banville is an Irish novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Banville often writes under the pen name of Benjamin Black. He is known for dark humour and a precise, forensic-like style that is dense and thick like poetry. He has recently taken the reigns of Raymond Chandler‘s Philip Marlowe character (as Benjamin Black).

John Banville made his debut as a published author in 1970 with the collection entitled Long Lankin. His first novel was Nightspawn, which was published in 1971. Below is a list of John Banville’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Revolutions Trilogy Books


Doctor Copernicus(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kepler(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Newton Letter(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Quirke Books


Christine Falls(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Swan(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elegy for April(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Death in Summer(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holy Orders(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tax Free Books


Vol. 1: Illegal Evasion(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vol. 2: More Confessions From A Serial Tax Cheat(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Philip Marlowe Books


The Black-Eyed Blonde(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Nightspawn(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Birchwood(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mefisto(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Evidence(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosts(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Athena(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Untouchable(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eclipse(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shroud(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sea(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christine Falls(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Swan(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lemur(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Infinites(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elgy for April(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Death in Summer(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ancient Light(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


God's Gift(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Long Lankin(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Supreme Fictions of John Banville(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays


Conversation in the Mountains(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Best European Fiction 2013(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Prague Pictures: Portrait of a City(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Possessed of a Past: A John Banville Reader(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: This list excludes The Ark, of which only 200 copies were published in 1996. The Quirke, Phillip Marlowe and Tax Free books were published under the pen name of Benjamin Black. The Philip Marlowe series is based on the work of Raymond Chandler.

Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People also includes contributions from Tracy Chevalier, Julian Fellowes, Alexander McCall Smith, Terry Pratchett, Sarah Singleton, Joanna Trollope and Minette Walters. The anthology Best European Fiction 2013 was edited with Aleksandar Hemon.

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