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Benjamin Black Books Adapted As TV Series For BBC ONE

Quirke, the detective character who recurs throughout the works of the Man Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist John Banville (who is better known under the pen name Benjamin Black), is making his screen debut in a new television series from BBC ONE.

Actor Gabriel Byrne will star as Quirke in the three-part series of 90 minute episodes based on the books. Screenwriters  Andrew Davies and Conor McPherson have adapted the story, which is

Here are more details from the release: “The series is a co-production between BBC Drama Production and Dublin-based companies Element Pictures and Tyrone Productions.  It is 3X 90 minutes and filming begins in Dublin later this year. The Executive Producers are Jessica Pope for the BBC, Ed Guiney for Element Pictures and Joan Egan for Tyrone Productions.  Lisa Osborne is the BBC Producer and John Alexander is the director of the first film ‘Christine Falls’.”

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John Banville to Revive Raymond Chandler’s Detective

Award winning novelist John Banville will write a new novel about Raymond Chandler‘s beloved private detective, Philip Marlowe. Henry Holt will publish the book in 2013 under Banville’s pen name, Benjamin Black.

Banville promises to create a “slightly surreal, or hyper-real, atmosphere” for the novel, exploring some of Marlowe’s Los Angeles. What do you think of this surprising turn for the novelist?

Here’s more about the title: “Along with Marlowe, Banville will bring back policeman Bernie Olds, the gumshoe’s good friend. The book will have an original plot and take place in the 1940s. The setting will remain in Bay City – Chandler’s fictional stand-in for Santa Monica, California – and feature Chandler’s hallmark noir ambience.”

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