Julian Barnes

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Authors at Hay festival weigh the meaning of authenticity
Who can write about whom was a running question, tackled by writers from Rose Tremain to Damon Galgut

Lucy Knight

06, Jun, 2022 @5:38 PM

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Elizabeth Finch by Julian Barnes review – the problem with ambiguity
This story about an inspirational teacher and the arc of history fatally undermines itself

Sam Byers

14, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Elizabeth Finch by Julian Barnes review – a roman à clef with a key that’s hard to find
Barnes experiments with narrative – and the reader’s patience – in this literary, in-joke-filled story of a man obsessed with a female lecturer on culture

Anthony Cummins

11, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Hay festival returns with its first in-person event for three years
Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, Bernardine Evaristo, Elif Shafak and Benedict Cumberbatch are among those taking part in the 11-day gathering in Welsh border town

Lucy Knight

05, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 books about amnesia | Alafair Burke
Writers from Julian Barnes to Oliver Sacks and Petina Gappah find some profound truths in what gets lost to memory

Alafair Burke

12, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Ian McDiarmid: ‘As a kid, I always wanted to be the baddie’
The theatre and film actor on staging a pair of Julian Barnes stories, playing Emperor Palpatine, and finding peace in isolation

Kate Kellaway

07, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The Lemon Table review – love and death with Julian Barnes
Ian McDiarmid wryly contemplates mortality in his engaging new adaptation of two Julian Barnes short stories

Clare Brennan

24, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Lemon Table review – Julian Barnes’ stories of mortality and musicality
Ian McDiarmid is outstanding in two pieces, one as an angry audience member and one a composer’s coda, directed by Michael Grandage

Brian Logan

21, Oct, 2021 @5:43 PM

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Ian McDiarmid to tour show based on Julian Barnes stories about ageing
Actor will perform two tales with a musical theme featuring characters confronting their mortality with defiance

Chris Wiegand

10, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Top 10 books about books | Antoine Laurain
From John Boyne to Julian Barnes and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, novelist Antoine Laurain chooses stories that are told inside stories

Antoine Laurain

04, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Government rejects bid to turn Oscar Wilde’s prison into an arts centre
Campaign to convert the former prison was backed by Reading council and luminaries including Stephen Fry but rejected by the Ministry of Justice

Alison Flood

08, Apr, 2020 @12:17 PM

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Tiger King and a bloody mary: Hilary Mantel, Simon Armitage and other writers on lockdown life
Simon Armitage pogos to neo-punk, Anne Enright craves for Cary Grant, The Seventh Seal cheers up Julian Barnes, Diana Evans works out to hip-hop and Jeanette Winterson talks to herself … writers reveal how they’re surviving the corona crisis

Compiled by Lisa Allardice

03, Apr, 2020 @1:58 PM

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