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Benjamin Black

A pseudonym used by John Banville

Benjamin Black is the crime-writing pen name of acclaimed author John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of fifteen novels, including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize. In 2013 he was awarded the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature.

Black has written seven novels starring Quirke, the surly but brilliant pathologist. In 2014 the Quirke novels were adapted into a major BBC TV series starring Gabriel Byrne.

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery
The Lemur (2008)
Prague Nights (2017)
     aka Wolf on a String
The Secret Guests (2020)
Series contributed to
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : Christine Falls
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2008) : Christine Falls