in Leicester, England, in 1946, Julian Barnes is the author of several
books of stories, essays, a translation of Alphonse Daudets 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
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 lOrdre 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 lifetimes 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
Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
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.
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