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 newly published The Noise of Time.

His 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 ›


01/30/16 - Barnes, Julian. "My hero: Dmitri Shostakovich." The Guardian, 30 January 2016.

01/29/16 - "Julian Barnes on his new book, no platforming and more." BBC Newsnight, 29 January 2016 [7:39 minutes].

01/28/16 - "Interview: Julian Barnes in conversation with his long-term designer Suzanne Dean." Vintage Podcast.

01/22/16 - "Lunch with the FT: Julian Barnes" [Interview with Caroline Daniel]. Financial Times, 22 January 2016.

12/2015 - 'The Real Thing,' London Review of Books 37.24, 17 December 2015. [Registration required for full text; Review of Splendeurs et misères: Images de la prostitution 1850-1910, Musée d’Orsay until 17 January 2016; Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Grand Palais until 11 January 2016, Metropolitan Museum of Art from 9 February to 15 May 2016.]

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes | Limited Edition by London Review Bookshop11/30/2015 - The Noise of Time Limited Edition announced. Published by the London Review Bookshop in association with Jonathan Cape, this special limited First Edition of The Noise of Time is signed by the author before publication. The edition, comprising 100 copies only, is printed on Logan Book Wove 150gsm paper. Numbers 1 to 75 are quarter-bound in Harmatan Yellow 30 goatskin leather with Atlantic Cloth sides, and contain one facsimile page from the author’s working notebook. Twenty-five copies, numbered i to xxv, are fully bound in the same leather and contain a portfolio of six facsimile pages of early draft passages and notebook entries. To order: Please contact Claire Williams, Event Co-ordinator, London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL (020 7269 9030). You may also visit the LRB website for further details. Note: The full-leather edition limited to 25 copies is now sold out.

11/28/2015 - Best Books of 2015 (The Guardian): Julian Barnes selects his best books of the year, including Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich; The Crime and the Silence by Anna Bikont; and Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín

November/December 2015 - 'The Big Question: What's the Best Number?' Intelligent Life.

11/2015 - 'Even Worse Than We Thought,' New York Review of Books, 19 November 2015. [Julian Barnes reviews The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne
by Anna Bikont, translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles.]

11/2015 - 'Julian Barnes Remembers Philip French, His Friend for 40 years,' The Observer, 1 November 2015. [Julian Barnes looks back over 40 years of friendship with a man who combined a love of terrible puns with his vast knowledge, generosity and sense of fun.]

Autumn 2015 - 'Remembering Alan,' Areté Magazine, Issue #47, Autumn 2015. [Julian Barnes remembers his friend Alan Howard.]

10/2015 - Alfred A. Knopf published Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art.


Julian Barnes's new novel The Noise of Time is scheduled for publication in January 2016. Read More

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