HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Big news! LibraryThing is now free to all! Read the blog post and discuss the change on Talk.
dismiss
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
31,965 (37,675)1,281435 (3.71)1100
The Sense of an Ending 6,771 copies, 481 reviews
Arthur & George 4,417 copies, 165 reviews
Flaubert's Parrot 3,401 copies, 66 reviews
England, England 1,643 copies, 36 reviews
Talking It Over 1,254 copies, 20 reviews
Nothing to Be Frightened Of 1,048 copies, 38 reviews
The Noise of Time 986 copies, 61 reviews
Love, etc. 846 copies, 15 reviews
Levels of Life 816 copies, 61 reviews
Metroland 745 copies, 13 reviews
The Lemon Table 735 copies, 12 reviews
Before She Met Me 646 copies, 11 reviews
Staring at the Sun 643 copies, 11 reviews
The Only Story 612 copies, 41 reviews
Cross Channel 575 copies, 6 reviews
The Porcupine 499 copies, 10 reviews
Letters from London 440 copies, 2 reviews
Something to Declare 435 copies, 10 reviews
Pulse 411 copies, 25 reviews
The Pedant in the Kitchen 383 copies, 17 reviews
The Man in the Red Coat 195 copies, 5 reviews
Duffy 162 copies, 3 reviews
Fiddle City 103 copies, 3 reviews
Going to the Dogs 100 copies, 2 reviews
Putting the Boot in 72 copies, 4 reviews
A Life with Books 49 copies, 2 reviews
Duffy Omnibus 36 copies
Evermore 28 copies
Death 17 copies
Strandboek (Contributor) 3 copies
Kunst sehen 2 copies
2009 1 copy
Niveluri de viaţă 1 copy, 1 review
Trois 1 copy
Nieuw Werk 1 copy
Krauts 1 copy
Parade's End (Introduction, some editions) 1,397 copies, 25 reviews
A Book of Mediterranean Food (Preface, some editions) 603 copies, 7 reviews
Innocence (Introduction, some editions) 363 copies, 7 reviews
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (Contributor) 353 copies, 2 reviews
The Library Book (Contributor) 324 copies, 14 reviews
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (Contributor) 233 copies, 4 reviews
Granta 84: Over There: How America Sees the World (Contributor) 207 copies, 3 reviews
Granta 65: London (Contributor) 202 copies, 1 review
First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords (Contributor) 151 copies, 1 review
Granta 76: Music (Contributor) 130 copies
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (Contributor) 125 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 32: History (Contributor) 124 copies, 1 review
Granta 47: Losers (Contributor) 110 copies, 1 review
Granta 50: Fifty (Contributor) 104 copies, 1 review
Granta 109: Work (Contributor) 99 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays 1989 (Contributor) 82 copies
Dear Dodie: the life of Dodie Smith (Foreword, some editions) 65 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Essays 1986 (Contributor) 59 copies, 1 review
Stories To Get You Through The Night (Contributor) 26 copies
The Truth About Dogs (Introduction, some editions) 23 copies, 1 review
Arthur & George [2015 TV Mini-series] (Original book) 4 copies
Birds of Prey (Contributor) 2 copies

Top members (works)

Member favorites

20th century (331) 21st century (173) anthology (242) Arthur Conan Doyle (183) biography (196) Booker Prize (236) British (632) British fiction (204) British literature (432) contemporary fiction (178) death (136) ebook (156) England (627) English (260) English literature (530) essays (509) fiction (4,759) food (212) France (226) Granta (176) historical fiction (335) history (194) humor (162) literary fiction (191) literature (611) London (137) memoir (179) memory (195) mystery (163) non-fiction (462) novel (968) read (357) relationships (174) Roman (186) short stories (632) suicide (169) to-read (1,566) UK (202) unread (195) WWI (135)

Julian Barnes has 22 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Julian Barnes was born in Leicester, England on January 19, 1946. He was educated at the City of London School from 1957 to 1964 and at Magdalen College, Oxford, from which he graduated in modern languages (with honours) in 1968.

After graduation, he worked as a lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary supplement for three years. In 1977, Barnes began working as a reviewer and literary editor for the New Statesman and the New Review. From 1979 to 1986 he worked as a television critic, first for the New Statesman and then for the Observer.

Barnes has received several awards and honours for his writing, including the 2011 Man Booker Prize for The Sense of an Ending. Three additional novels were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (Flaubert's Parrot 1984, England, England 1998, and Arthur & George 2005). Barnes's other awards include the Somerset Maugham Award (Metroland 1981), Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize (FP 1985); Prix Médicis (FP 1986); E. M. Forster Award (American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1986); Gutenberg Prize (1987); Grinzane Cavour Prize (Italy, 1988); and the Prix Femina (Talking It Over 1992). Barnes was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1988, Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1995 and Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2004. In 1993 he was awarded the Shakespeare Prize by the FVS Foundation and in 2004 won the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. In 2011 he was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature. Awarded biennially, the prize honours a lifetime's achievement in literature for a writer in the English language who is a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. He received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence in 2013 and the 2015 Zinklar Award at the first annual Blixen Ceremony in Copenhagen. In 2016, the American Academy of Arts & Letters elected Barnes as an honorary foreign member. Also in 2016, Barnes was selected as the second recipient of the Siegfried Lenz Prize for his outstanding contributions as a European narrator and essayist.

Julian Barnes has written numerous novels, short stories, and essays. He has also translated a book by French author Alphonse Daudet and a collection of German cartoons by Volker Kriegel. His writing has earned him considerable respect as an author who deals with the themes of history, reality, truth and love.
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.71)
0.5 14
1 133
1.5 26
2 510
2.5 196
3 1972
3.5 783
4 3151
4.5 530
5 1418

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Julian Barnes is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Julian Barnes is composed of 8 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 149,238,298 books! | Top bar: Always visible