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Julian Barnes

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Julian Barnes (born January 19, 1946 in Leicester) is a contemporary British writer whose novels and short stories have been seen as examples of postmodernism in literature. He has twice been short listed for the Booker Prize (once in 1984 for Flaubert's Parrot and once in 1998 for England, England). He has written crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh.

Following an education at City of London School and Magdalen College, Oxford, he worked as a lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary. Subsequently, he worked as a literary editor and film critic. He now lives in London and writes full-time.

"Gustave imagined he was a wild beast -- he loved to think of himself as a polar bear, distant, savage and solitary. I went along with this, I even called him a wild buffalo of the American prairie; but perhaps he was really just a parrot." -- Flaubert's Parrot, 151.

His newest novel, Arthur and George, is due to be published on 7 July, 2005.

Works (novels unless otherwise indicated)

Works as Dan Kavanagh

  • Duffy (1980)
  • Fiddle City (1981)
  • Putting the Boot In (1985)
  • Going to the Dogs (1987)

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