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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 acclaimed The Noise of Time.

His other 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 ›

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8 July 2017 - "Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers – part one", The Guardian. [Barnes selects Svetlana Alexievich’s first book, The Unwomanly Face of War (1985), Marie Darrieussecq’s Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker (Text) and Nathan Englander’s Dinner at the Centre of the Earth (Weidenfeld).]

13 June 2017 - The Noise of Time and Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art are both published in paperback by Vintage.

24 April 2017 - Julian Barnes about "The Noise Of Time" and Shostakovich in Russia [Video Available].

20 April 2017 - "Diary," London Review of Books, vol. 39, no. 8. [Julian Barnes discusses England and Brexit. Barnes reads the essay on the LRB Website. Watch a video clip of Barnes reading an excerpt from the essay.]

6 April 2017 - "A Marvelous Moment for French Writers and Artists," New York Review of Books. [Review of The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels by Anka Muhlstein, translated from the French by Adriana Hunter.]

25 January 2017 - French President appoints Julian Barnes to the rank of Officier in the Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur. The citation from the French Ambassador in London, Sylvie Bermann, reads: 'Through this award, France wants to recognize your immense talent and your contribution to raising the profile of French culture abroad, as well as your love of France.'

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 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.

Recently Published

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes's novel The Noise of Time now available in paperback from Vintage. Read More

Keeping an Eye Open by Julian Barnes

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