The Long Goodbye

March 3, 2014 | 1 book mentioned

A lot of writers have alter-egos, but few are as interesting as Benjamin Black, the crime-writing persona of Irish novelist and Year in Reading alum John Banville. The author’s new novel adds an entry to the saga of a crime-fiction icon: Raymond Chandler’s Angeleno detective, Philip Marlowe.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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