Julian Barnes

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Birthday
19, 1946
Birthplace
Leicester, England
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1946 (age 73)
Birthplace
Leicester, England

About

An English postmodernist writer, he is best known for his 2011 work, The Sense of an Ending, which won the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Several of his earlier works, including Flaubert's Parrot and Arthur & George, were finalists for the same honor.

Before Fame

He worked briefly as a lexicographer after graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford.

Trivia

His numerous literary honors include the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award.

Family Life

He was born in Leicester, England to French teacher parents. He married literary agent Pat Kavanagh; she died of a brain tumor in 2008.

Associated With

He won the Man Booker Prize one year before Hilary Mantel received the same honor.