Julian Barnes is an English author who has written numerous award winning and successful books. Julian was born in Leicester, England before heading to Magdalen College in Oxford where he majored in modern languages and graduated with honors. After college, he would work as a lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary supplement, a reviewer, a literary editor and a television critic before finding his way to books.

Barnes is known as an author who deal with the themes of history, reality, truth and love. He is greatly respected in his history and has been the recipient of multiple awards including the Somerset Maugham Award, Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, E. M. Forster Award, Gutenberg Prize, Grinzane Cavour Prize, and the Prix Femina. He also received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence in 2013 and the 2015 Zinklar Award at the Blixen Ceremony in Copenhagen.

Publication Order of Talking It Over Books

Talking It Over(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love, Etc.(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Metroland(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Before She Met Me(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flaubert's Parrot(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Staring At the Sun(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A History of the World In 10 1/2 Chapters(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Porcupine(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
England, England(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arthur and George(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sense of an Ending(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Noise of Time(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Only Story(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays

Arthur and George: Stage Version(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Appetite(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fruit Cage(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hygiene(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Knowing French(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Revival(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A History of Hairdressing(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Story of Mats Israelson(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Things You Know(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vigilance(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Homage to Hemingway(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Letters from London(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pedant in the Kitchen(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something to Declare(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nothing to be Frightened of(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Life with Books(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Through the Window(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Levels of Life(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Keeping an Eye Open(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Julian Barnes Books, You’ll Love…

The Sense of an Ending is one of the more popular books in Barnes oeuvre and won the 2011 Man Booker Prize. The book follows a middle-aged man named Tony Webster who is forced to deal with a past that he thought he left long behind. A traumatic experience from his youth, and a time that he has felt best to leave behind, comes back in a unique way when there is a unexpected bequeathment that seems to be impossible to obtain. Old issues are opened up and the story takes you to some very interesting psychological and emotional places.

Another great book by Barnes is called The Only Story. The book sees a man named Paul looking back at his life, the only story of his life, that started when he was nineteen and a member of a tennis club. It was there that he met Susan, a 48-year old mother and wife, who he bonds quickly with and the two become lovers. The book is an interesting journey that examines how our narratives and our lives shape one another.

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