Julian Barnes wins the Man Booker Prize

After three nominations for past novels, English author Julian Barnes has been awarded the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sense of an Ending. Barnes has previously been shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Flaubert’s Parrot (1984), England, England (1998) and Arthur & George (2005).

The page dedicated to The Sense of an Ending on Barnes’s website links to a number of reviews of the novel, and offers a synopsis. Or you can read an excerpt from the opening of the novel from NPR.

If you’re interested in learning more about Barnes’s work, his website offers a number of resources, including an extensive list of interviews, book reviews for each of his works, and selected bibliographies of his short stories and essays (many available online).

The University of Illinois Library owns a number of related works, including Barnes’s novels and collections of his work, and several critical works dealing with Barnes.

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