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 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 ›


Tattoo of Julian Barnes quote courtesy of Sarah Malley
Tattoo of Julian Barnes quote courtesy of Sarah Malley

07/03/16 - Julian Barnes discusses The Noise of Time on To the Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio (Audio Available at www.ttbook.org/book/julian-barnes-noise-time).

07/02/16 - Julian Barnes has received the 2016 Siegfried Lenz Prize for his outstanding contributions as a European narrator and essayist. In 2014, the Siegfried Lenz Foundation established as their principal task to assign a prize in honor of the writer Siegfried Lenz. The first recipient of the award was Amos Oz. The prize is awarded every two years in November at an award ceremony held in Hamburg. The Siegfried Lenz prize recognizes international writers who have achieved excellence in their narrative work and whose creative output echoes the spirit of Siegfried Lenz. (Read the full announcement in German on the Siegfried Lenz Foundation website: http://www.siegfriedlenz-stiftung.org/

06/10/16 - Zohn, Patricia. "CultureZohn Off the C(H)uff: Julian Barnes and The Noise of Time." Huffington Post. [Includes interview quotes and numerous photos.]

06/05/2016 - Wachtel, Eleanor. "Julian Barnes about love, loss and Dmitri Shostakovich." Writers & Company (CBC). [Audio Interview].

06/05/2016 - Zheng, Haiyao. [Interview with Julian Barnes.] Shanghai Review of Books and The Paper [Julian Barnes's first interview for a Chinese publication.]

06/03/2016 - Adams, James. "In new novel, Julian Barnes tests the noise of time through art and biography." The Globe & Mail, 3 June 2016. [Profile/Interview].

06/03/2016 - Torné,Gonzalo. "Julian Barnes. Retrato del artista occidental." Ahora, 3 June 2016.

05/26/2016 - Freeman, John. "How the Writer Edits: Julian Barnes." Literary Hub. [Interview].

05/26/2016 - Saval, Nikil. "Julian Barnes and the Shostakovich Wars." The New Yorker, 26 May 2016.

05/26/2016 - Zelman, Tom. "Review: 'The Noise of Time,' by Julian Barnes." Star Tribune, 26 May 2016.

05/25/16 - Julian Barnes discusses Leicester City and his new novel The Noise of Time with Charlie Rose.

05/20/2016 - Alexis, André. "Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time is a thoughtful, humane and compassionate novel." The Globe & Mail, 20 May 2016.

05/15/2016 - Finucan, Stephen. "On Shostakovich, Stalin and what it takes to be a hero."

The Star, 15 May 2016.

05/15/2016 - Magras, Michael. "'The Noise of Time': Julian Barnes imagines how Shostakovich made great music under Stalin's tyranny." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 15 May 2016.

05/10/2016 - McAlpin, Heller. "'The Noise Of Time' Can't Drown Out Shostakovich." NPR.com, May 10, 2016.

05/09/2016 - Denk, Jeremy. "'The Noise of Time' by Julian Barnes." The New York Times, 9 May 2016.

05/06/16 - "My Stupid Leicester City Love." The Guardian, 6 May 2016. [Julian Barnes - Leicester fan of more than six decades – on why Premier League triumph means we are all Foxes now].

03/18/16 - "Julian Barnes remembers his friend Anita Brookner: ‘There was no one remotely like her’." The Guardian, 18 March 2016.

03/17/16 - Russia and the Arts: Julian Barnes, Roxana Silbert and Suhayla El-Bushra. BBC Radio 3, 17 March 2016 [audio].

03/05/16 - Barnes, Julian. "My Mother Before I Knew Her." The Guardian, 5 March 2016.

Kathleen Scoltock, Mother of Julian Barnes

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.

01/15/2016 - Rentzenbrink, Cathy. "Julian Barnes: Interview." The Bookseller, 15 January 2016.

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The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes's new novel is The Noise of Time. Read More

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