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Julian Barnes

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Julian Patrick Barnes is a contemporary English writer. Barnes won the Man Booker Prize for his book The Sense of an Ending (2011), and three of his earlier books had been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: Flaubert's Parrot (1984), England, England (1998), and Arthur & George (2005). He has also written crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh (his late wife's surname), though has published nothing under that name for more than twenty-five years.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1946 Birth Born on January 19, 1946.
1956 10 Years Old In 1956 the family moved to Northwood, Middlesex, the 'Metroland' of his first novel. … Read More

THIRTIES

1979 33 Years Old From 1979 to 1986 he worked as a television critic, first for the New Statesman and then for The Observer. … Read More

FORTIES

1989 43 Years Old …  In 1989 Barnes published A History of the World in 10½ Chapters, which was also a non-linear novel, which uses a variety of writing styles to call into question the perceived notions of human history and knowledge itself.
1991 45 Years Old In 1991, he published Talking It Over, a contemporary love triangle, in which the three characters take turns to talk to the reader, reflecting over common events. … Read More

FIFTIES

1996 50 Years Old Barnes is a keen Francophile, and his 1996 book Cross Channel, is a collection of 10 stories charting Britain's relationship with France. … Read More
2003 57 Years Old In 2003, Barnes undertook a rare acting role as the voice of Georges Simenon in a BBC Radio 4 series of adaptations of Inspector Maigret stories.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2011 65 Years Old Barnes' eleventh novel, The Sense of an Ending, published by Jonathan Cape, was released on 4 August 2011. … Read More
2013 67 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013 Barnes published Levels of Life. … Read More
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