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Barnes Image Copyright Isolde OhlbaumBorn in Leicester, England, in 1946, 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. His recent publications include The Sense of an Ending, winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize, Through the Window: Seventeen Essays (and One Short Story), and Levels of Life.

In France, he is the only writer to have won both the Prix Médicis and the Prix Fémina, and in 2004 he became a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In England his honors include the Somerset Maugham Award and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He has also received the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the San Clemente literary prize, and the Europese Literatuurprijs (2012). In 2011 he was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature. Awarded biennially, the prize honours a lifetime’s achievement in literature for a writer in the English language who is a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. Also in 2011, Barnes won the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sense of an Ending. He received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence in 2013. He lives in London.

Barnes's most recent book is Levels of Life.

 


Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
 

‘You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...’ Julian Barnes's new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart. One of the judges who awarded him the 2011 Man Booker Prize described him as ‘an unparalleled magus of the heart’. This book confirms that opinion.

Order from Jonathan Cape (UK), Waterstones.co.uk, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, BN.com, or a variety of Online and Independent Booksellers.

 
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