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Julian Barnes

English writer

1946   -  

genre: satire, detective fiction
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Magdalen College, City of London School
occupation: writer, translator, novelist, essayist, literary critic, science fiction writer, journalist
award received: Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, Prix Médicis essai, Prix Femina étranger, E. M. Forster Award, Shakespeare Prize, Booker Prize, Siegfried Lenz Prize, Europese Literatuurprijs, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎, Austrian State Prize for European Literature
influenced by: John Updike, Frank O'Connor, Jules Renard, Igor Stravinsky, Gustave Flaubert, Ford Madox Ford, Saul Bellow

Julian Patrick Barnes (born 19 January 1946) is an English writer. He won the Man Booker Prize in 2011 with The Sense of an Ending, having being shortlisted three times previously with Flaubert's Parrot, England, England, and Arthur & George. Barnes also writes crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh. In addition to novels, Barnes has published collections of essays and short stories. In 2004 he became a Commandeur of L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His honours also include the Somerset Maugham Award and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He was awarded the 2021 Jerusalem Prize.
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