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Julian Barnes © Alan Edwards

Julian Barnes © Alan Edwards

Elizabeth Finch by Julian Barnes - Jonathan Cape

Elizabeth Finch by Julian Barnes - Alfred A. Knopf

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 2011 Man Booker Prize winning novel The Sense of an Ending and the stunning The Only Story.  His other recent publications include Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art and The Man in the Red Coat.

Booklist calls Barnes's new novel Elizabeth Finch, "A lyrical, thoughtful, and intriguing exploration of love, grief, and the collective myths of history. Barnes adds yet another remarkable title to his astoundingly remarkable body of work."

Barnes has received numerous awards and honours for his writing, most recently the David Cohen Prize for Literature in 2011, the 2011 Man Booker Prize, the 2021 Jerusalem Prize, and the 2021 Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award. Also in 2021, he was awarded the Jean Bernard Prize, so named in memory of the great specialist in hematology who was a member of the French Academy and chaired the Academy of Medicine.
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ONLINE EVENTS ~ ELIZABETH FINCH

17 August 2022 - (12 pm PT / 3 pm ET) – Warwick's–Virtual event, partnering with Skylight, Book Passage, Copperfield's, Books, Inc. (Zoom link here)

23 August 2022 - (4 pm ET) – Avon Library, CT – Virtual event with Left Bank, Parnassus, Rizzoli, and Community Bookstore (Zoom link here)

15 September 2022 - (4 pm ET) - Oblong Books in Rhinebeck NY – Virtual event with R.J. Julia / Bookhampton, Books & Books Miami, Politics & Prose, & Harvard Bookstore (Zoom link here)

FEATURED

18 August 2022 - "At the National Gallery: Two Portraits," London Review of Books, vol. 44, no. 16. [On Ingres and Picasso.]

16 August 2022 - #PouredOver (Barnes & Noble): Julian Barnes on Elizabeth Finch (Also available as a podcast.)

27 July 2022 - "In 1971, I felt Larkin was speaking directly to me," New Statesman. [Julian Barnes on Philip Larkin - Larkin at 100.]

1 July 2022 - "Julian Barnes: ‘When I first read EM Forster, I thought he was a bit wet’." The Guardian. Julian Barnes on books and authors in this Q&A for The Guardian.

7 April 2022 - "Can a rabbit talk to a cat? Lartigue takes a leap." London Review of Books, vol. 44, no. 7. [Julian Barnes on Jacques Henri Lartigue.]

16 December 2021 - "Flaubert at Two Hundred." London Review of Books, vol. 43, no. 24.

28 October 2021 - Publication of Romans by Gallimard. Translated from the English by Jean-Pierre Aoustin and Jean Guiloineau. Edited and with a chronology by Vanessa Guignery.

Romans by Julian Barnes; Published by Gallimard; Edited by Vanessa Guignery


Julian Barnes from the Margins: Exploring the Writer's Archives - Vanessa Guignery
Julian Barnes from the Margins by Vanessa Guignery Vanessa Guignery publishes Julian Barnes from the Margins: Exploring the Writer's Archives. It's a fascinating work of scholarship about Julian Barnes's creative process that Barnes himself read in draft and commented on prior to publication. Guignery taps her vast knowledge of Barnes's work to uncover delightful surprises from the rich archive of materials held at the Harry Ransom Center. In doing so, she creates a lasting and unique study of the author, his writing, and his creativity. Guignery firmly establishes herself as the world's foremost expert on Barnes's writing with a book like no other written on the author.

10 September 2016 - 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

Julian Barnes Bibliography

The Julian Barnes Website announces the development of an 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.

Published by Vintage

Keeping an Eye Open - 2nd Edition - by Julian Barnes

Keeping an Eye Open (Updated Edition) was published by Vintage in an updated edition that includes seven new exquisite illustrated essays.
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Selected & Edited by Barnes

John Cheever: A Vision of the World, selected and introduced by Julian Barnes Julian Barnes selects and introduces this edition of John Cheever's short stories. Published by Vintage Classics in 2021.

Jules Renard - Journal 1887-1910, selected and introduced by Julian Barnes Julian Barnes selects and introduces this edition of Jules Renard's Journal (1887-1910). Translated by Theo Cuffe and published by riverrun in 2020.