History that Haunts the Future

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Host: Edinburgh International Book Festival
Location: Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
Speaker: John Banville

‘Everywhere we look, we are looking into the past’ says one character in John Banville’s deeply moving and entertaining new book, Ancient Light. The 2005 Man Booker winner’s latest novel features an elderly actor reminiscing about a teenage affair he had in the 1950s with his best friend’s mother, while also coming to terms with the suicide of his adult daughter.

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