John Banville is an Irish writer and journalist, who won the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for his novel “The Sea”. In this book, a widower reminisces about his childhood memories and his life. You can learn more about this fascinating writer, by clicking on the link leading to the source of the photo.
If I can catch the play of light on a wall, and catch it just so, that is enough for me.
This is an extract from an interview the author gave in The Paris Review, Spring 2009, no 188
(Belinda McKeon, The Art of Fiction, no 200)