The Many Lives Of Benjamin Black
The thrillers, however, are to be published under the pseudonym of Benjamin Black. Since Banville's new agent and editor themselves are advertising this, one wonders why the need for subterfuge.Perhaps marketing research has thrown up the finding that those who browse in the thriller section of bookstores aren't aware of Banville's other accomplishments?
A quick Google search reveals that Benjamin Black is also a soul/pop singer, a "gothic dentist" (whatever that means), a freshman and crew member at Dartmouth and the co-founder and executive vice-president of an architectural simulation company named Visarc. Good heavens, are all of these Banville's alter egos? Who knew?