Biography of Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is a Man Booker Prize–winning English author.

Born in Leicester but raised in suburban London, Barnes read Modern Languages at Oxford. His first novel, Metroland, took eight years to write and was published in 1980. The same year he put out the first of four crime novels published under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh, which used his wife's surname.

Barnes' eleventh novel, The Sense of an Ending, was awarded the Booker Prize in 2011. It was his fourth novel to be shortlisted. In 2022, he released Elizabeth Finch, his fourteenth novel. He has also written nine books of non-fiction and three story collections.

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