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John Banville and Richard Ford talk to Suzannah Lipscomb

Stafford, Quirke and Bascombe

Hay Festival 2023, 

Two of our greatest living novelists speak to literary critic Chris Power about their new books. Booker Prize-winner John Banville’s The Lock-Up is the latest novel in his Stafford and Quirke historical crime series, and sees the pair investigate their most puzzling case yet, that of a woman discovered dead in an apparent suicide in a lock-up garage in Dublin. Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Ford’s Be Mine sees him return to the character of Frank Bascombe, now in the twilight of life and finding himself a carer to his son Paul, who has ALS. In Bascombe’s story is a profound, funny, poignant love letter to our beleaguered world.

Banville and Ford are in conversation with award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster Professor Suzannah Lipscomb.

John Banville and Richard Ford talk to Suzannah Lipscomb