John Banville: “The Weightless Density of a Dream.”


  • Alan Gilsenan



J.J. Delaney, A. Gilsenan, N. Hegarty, P. Holloway, R. Jenkinson, C. MacCann, A. Ní Corráin, E. Ní Chuilleanáin, B. O’Callaghan, J. O’Donnell, J. Traynor.


This section brings different voices from writers who narrate their experience as readers of John Banville’s work to pay tribute to his 50 years of an inspiring writing.


Author Biography

Alan Gilsenan

Alan Gilsenan is an award-winning Irish film-maker, writer and theatre director. His many films include The Road To God Knows Where, All Souls’ Day, The Green Fields of France, Zulu 9, The Ghost of Roger Casement, Timbuktu, The Yellow Bittern, Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay, A Vision: A Life of WB Yeats, Meetings with Ivor, The Meeting, Unless and ULYSSES | FILM. He is a former Chairman of the Irish Film Institute and also served as a board member of both the Irish Film Board and RTÉ, Ireland’s public service broadcaster. In September 2019, Gilsenan was appointed Film Artist in Residence at University College Cork. He is currently on the board of Fighting Words, a creative writing centre for young people.




How to Cite

Gilsenan, A. (2021). John Banville: “The Weightless Density of a Dream.”. ABEI Journal, 22(1), 27-29.