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Julian Barnes © Alan Edwards

Julian Barnes © Alan Edwards

Elizabeth Finch by Julian Barnes

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.

His new novel Elizabeth Finch will be published in 2022.     

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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EVENTS ~ ELIZABETH FINCH

12 April 2022 - Guardian Live (Online) - An Evening with Julian Barnes (in-conversation with Alex Clark). For more information, please visit the Guardian website.

14 April 2022 - Publication Day for Elizabeth Finch (Jonathan Cape)

14 April 2022 - Julian Barnes and Chris Power: Elizabeth Finch - For more information, please visit the London Review Bookshop website.

20 April 2022 - Julian Barnes on Elizabeth Finch - Waterstones Canterbury - An interview with Julian Barnes on his 40-year career and latest novel, Elizabeth Finch, 'a loving tribute to philosophy, an invitation to think for ourselves'. For more information, please visit the Waterstones Canterbury website.

22 April 2022 - Julian Barnes will be in conversation with New Statesman Executive Editor, Culture, Tom Gatti. For more information, please visit the Cambridge Literary Festival website.

26 April 2022 - Julian Barnes discusses his new novel Elizabeth Finch in Bath. For more information, please visit the Topping & Company Booksellers (Bath) website.

18 May 2022 - Julian Barnes discusses his new novel Elizabeth Finch in Ely. For more information, please visit the Topping & Company Booksellers (Ely) website.

21 May 2022 - Sydney Writer’s Festival (Online) - Julian Barnes in conversation with Claire Nichols (host of The Book Show on ABC RN). For more information, please visit the Sydney Writer’s Festival website.

28 May 2022 - Charleston Festival - Julian Barnes in conversation with renown biographer and scholar Hermione Lee. A must-see event. For more information, please visit the Charleston Festival website.

3 June 2022 - Hay Festival - Julian Barnes discusses his new novel Elizabeth Finch. For more information, please visit the Hay Festival website.

FEATURED

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

26 October 2021 - Julian Barnes receives the 2021 Yasnaya Polyana Book Award. Statement from the Book Award: "The 19th Ceremony of the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award established by the Leo Tolstoy Estate Museum and Samsung Electronics took place at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The winner of the Foreign Fiction Award is Julian Barnes for his novel Nothing to Be Frightened Of, alongside his translators Dmitry Simanovsky and Sergey Polotovsky. The prize in this category is given for the most significant foreign book of the XXI century and its translation into Russian. The winner of the Foreign Fiction Award receives a prize of 1.2 million rubles. Translators will share 500 thousand rubles. In 2021 the Foreign Fiction Award long list consisted of 43 books by foreign authors from 20 countries – this is the most extensive list in this nomination in the history of the award." For more about the award announcement, please visit the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award website. You may also view the ceremony online through the award's YouTube channel.


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.