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Julian Barnes

Biography

Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is the author of numerous novels, books of short stories, and collections of journalism. In addition to the Booker Prize, his other honors include the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in London.

Julian Barnes

Books by Julian Barnes

by Julian Barnes - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary

In 1936, Dmitri Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. And though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, for decades to come he will be held fast under the thumb of despotism: made to represent Soviet values at a cultural conference in New York City, forced into joining the Party and compelled, constantly, to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music.

by Julian Barnes - Essays, Memoir, Nonfiction

This latest book from Julian Barnes, author of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, begins in the 19th century and leads seamlessly into an entirely personal account of loss. LEVELS OF LIFE is about ballooning, photography, love and loss; about putting two things --- and two people --- together and tearing them apart.

by Julian Barnes - Essays, Nonfiction

Julian Barnes’s follow-up to THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, last year’s Man Booker winner, is this collection of 17 essays and one short story --- all of them previously printed over the past 15 years --- about writers and the art of writing. His ruminations on writers as diverse as Penelope Fitzgerald, Michel Houellebecq and Joyce Carol Oates are as incisive as one expects from the keen intellect that gave us FLAUBERT’S PARROT.