Kepler (novel)

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First edition
(publ. Secker & Warburg)
Cover art: Albrecht Dürer, Knight, Death and the Devil, 1513)

Kepler is a novel by John Banville, first published in 1981.

In Kepler Banville recreates Prague despite never having been there when he wrote it.[1][2] A historical novel, it won the 1981 Guardian Fiction Prize.[3]


  1. ^ O'Connor, Coilin (30 July 2006). "John Banville: Using words to paint pictures of "magical" Prague". Radio Prague. Retrieved 30 July 2006.
  2. ^ "Prague Pictures by John Banville". The Independent. 13 September 2003. Retrieved 13 September 2003.
  3. ^ Dooley, Jeff (7 May 1983). "Kepler Astronomer's Story". Pittsburgh Press.