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Julian Barnes © Alan Edwards

Julian Barnes © Alan Edwards

Julian Barnes is the author of several books of stories, essays, a translation of Alphonse Daudet's In the Land of Pain, and numerous novels, including the acclaimed The Noise of Time.

His other recent publications include Levels of Life and Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art.

Barnes has received several awards and honours for his writing, including the 2011 Man Booker Prize for The Sense of an Ending. Also in 2011, he was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature. Full Biography ›

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20 April 2017 - "Diary," London Review of Books, vol. 39, no. 8. [Julian Barnes discusses England and Brexit.]

6 April 2017 - "A Marvelous Moment for French Writers and Artists," New York Review of Books. [Review of The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels by Anka Muhlstein, translated from the French by Adriana Hunter.]

25 January 2017 - French President appoints Julian Barnes to the rank of Officier in the Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur. The citation from the French Ambassador in London, Sylvie Bermann, reads: 'Through this award, France wants to recognize your immense talent and your contribution to raising the profile of French culture abroad, as well as your love of France.'

19 January 2017 - "At the Fondation Louis Vuitton", London Review of Books. Julian Barnes on the Shchukin Collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

5-9 December 2016 - "Changing My Mind", BBC Radio 3. Commentaries in which author Julian Barnes considers whether his point of view has changed over the years.

12/02/16 - "I Was Wrong about EM Forster", The Guardian. In his teens, Barnes was put off by EM Forster's A Passage to India. Today, he finds him a writer of quality and purpose.

09/10/16 - Julian Barnes Bibliography Project: The Julian Barnes Website announces the development of a new online bibliography of Julian Barnes publications. This multi-year project will feature a searchable blog of first editions, proofs, translations, and various rare ephemeral items. Visit the Julian Barnes Bibliography to view the latest additions.

Tattoo of Julian Barnes quote courtesy of Sarah Malley
Tattoo of Julian Barnes quote courtesy of Sarah Malley

07/02/16 - Julian Barnes has received the 2016 Siegfried Lenz Prize for his outstanding contributions as a European narrator and essayist. In 2014, the Siegfried Lenz Foundation established as their principal task to assign a prize in honor of the writer Siegfried Lenz. The first recipient of the award was Amos Oz. The prize is awarded every two years in November at an award ceremony held in Hamburg. The Siegfried Lenz prize recognizes international writers who have achieved excellence in their narrative work and whose creative output echoes the spirit of Siegfried Lenz. (Read the full announcement in German on the Siegfried Lenz Foundation website: http://www.siegfriedlenz-stiftung.org/

06/10/16 - Zohn, Patricia. "CultureZohn Off the C(H)uff: Julian Barnes and The Noise of Time." Huffington Post. [Includes interview quotes and numerous photos.]

Julian Barnes Bibliography

The Julian Barnes Website announces the development of a new online bibliography of Julian Barnes publications. This multi-year project will feature a searchable blog of first editions, proofs, translations, and various rare ephemeral items. Visit the Julian Barnes Bibliography to view the latest additions.

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The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes's new novel is The Noise of Time. Read More

Julian Barnes writes about art and artists in Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art. Read More ›