Benjamin Black News

February 24, 2014 - The Black-Eyed Blonde Book Signing Schedule

Benjamin Black hits the road with his new book The Black-Eyed Blonde.

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:30pm - New York, NY

Discussion/Q&A with Otto Penzler followed by booksigning
58 Warren Street
New York, NY

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:30pm - Washington, DC

Discussion/Q&A with Molly McCloskey, followed by booksigning
Marvin Center Amphitheater, 3rd floor
800 21st St. NW
George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 7:30pm - Los Angeles, CA

Sundance Sunset 5 Cinemas
8000 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 7:00pm - Los Angeles, CA

695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

August 27, 2012 - Quirke Mystery Novels by Benjamin Black Adapted for BBC One Series

Based on the books by Benjamin Black (pseudonym of award-winning Irish writer John Banville), Quirke is a new series for BBC ONE adapted by screenwriters Andrew Davies and Conor McPherson and starring Gabriel Byrne in the title role. Click here to read the press release.

August 7, 2012 - Benjamin Black/Raymond Chandler

John Banville, the Man Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist, will write a new Philip Marlowe novel for publication in 2013 featuring the hero-detective of Raymond Chandler’s best-selling books under his Benjamin Black pseudonym. Click here to read the press release.

April 18, 2010 - Important Tour Update

Due to the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Benjamin Black's tour has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconveniece.

April 14, 2010 - Time Out Chicago

Elegy For April is reviewed in Time Out Chicago.

Click here to read the review.

March 23, 2010 - Elegy For April Tour Schedule

Benjamin Black hits the road with his new book Elegy For April.

Tuesday, April 20 - New York, NY CANCELLED

37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Wednesday, April 21 - Seattle, WA CANCELLED

Reading and signing - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98109

Thursday, April 22 - Portland, OR CANCELLED

Reading and Signing - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
2720 NW 29th Ave
Portland, OR 97210

Friday, April 23 - San Francisco, CA CANCELLED

Reading and signing - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
409 Railroad Avenue
Danville, CA 94526

Saturday, April 24 - San Francisco, CA CANCELLED

Reading and signing - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
1110 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002-3510
This event is organized by M is for Mystery.

Saturday, April 24 - Corte Madera, CA CANCELLED

Reading and signing - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925


February 2, 2010 - Coming Soon: The Infinities by John Banville

Benjamin Black's alter ego John Banville will be releasing his new novel The Infinities on February 23rd. Click here for more information about the book, or click here for more information about John Banville.

March 13, 2008 - Christine Falls, L.A. Book Prize Finalist

Black's debut was just announced as a finalist for the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. Winners will be announced April 25th. You can read more about the finalists and the prize here.

February 10, 2008 - Christine Falls Tops the Lists

For the week ending February 10, 2008, Benjamin Black's debut made the following Book Sense Best Seller lists, collected from independent bookstores.

Southern Independent Booksellers Association #15
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association #12

February 3, 2008 - Is It Noir? Is It Literature?

"Great Literature? Depends Whodunit"
Charles McGrath in the New York Times considers the arguments for and against mysteries as literature.

January 13, 2008 - The Lemur is here.

Benjamin Black's latest, The Lemur, will appear in weekly installments in the New York Times Sunday Serial and online.