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

His book The Man in the Red Coat was published in the UK in 2019 and in the US in 2020. He also selected and introduced a collection of John Cheever stories titled A Vision of the World  (Vintage Classics, 2021).     

Barnes has received several awards and honours for his writing, including the David Cohen Prize for Literature in 2011.
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22 April 2021 - "Mon cher Monsieur," London Review of Books, vol. 43, no. 8. [Julian Barnes on Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Wall and The House of Fragile Things: Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France by James McAuley].

Julian Barnes Crossword - In celebration of Barnes's 75th birthday, loved ones presented him with this challenging crossword. They've generously agreed to share it online for our collective enjoyment. Click the image to access a PDF version of the puzzle. Good luck!

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19 November 2020 - "Summarising Oneself" London Review of Books, vol. 42, no. 22. [Julian Barnes on The Letters of Edgar Degas, edited by Theodore Reff. ISBN: 9780998817514]

5 November 2020 - Publication of Keeping and Eye Open (Updated Edition) by Vintage. The collection includes seven new essays on art and artists. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, Keeping an Eye Open contains Barnes’ essays on Géricault, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Morisot, Fantin-Latour, Cézanne, Degas, Cassatt, Redon, Van Gogh, the legendary critic Huysmans, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin and Lucian Freud. It also offers new perspectives on the fruitful relationship between writers and artists, and on the rivalry among Russian collectors of French art in the late 19th century.

1 October 2020 - riverrun publishes Jules Renard's JOURNAL 1887-1910, selected and with an introduction by Julian Barnes.

23 April 2020 - Martin Gelin, "Julian Barnes's Anti-Brexit Belle Époque," Los Angeles Review of Books.

16 April 2020 - "Julian Barnes Tells His Neighbor Rachel Whiteread What Pisses Him Off About Grief" Interview Magazine.

2 April 2020 - "Robespierre's Chamber Pot" London Review of Books, vol. 42, no. 7. [Julian Barnes on Modern Art by J.K. Huysmans, translated by Brendan King.]

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.

31 January 2020 - Julian Barnes bids farewell to the European Union. Published in Dutch, Italian, German, and French.

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 in November 2020

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

Keeping an Eye Open (Updated Edition) was published by Vintage in November 2020. The updated edition includes seven new exquisite illustrated essays.
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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.