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Congratulations to Julian Barnes

October 19, 2011 | by

We were delighted to learn that the bookies’ favorite took the Booker: contributor Julian Barnes won the prize last night for his novel The Sense of an Ending. Barnes, in his 2000 Paris Review interview, describes writing literature as “producing grand, beautiful, well-ordered lies that tell more truth than any assemblage of facts.” But it was in 1998, when he fielded our questions about British literature, that he shed some light on the prize itself. When we asked Barnes whether the Booker ever got it right, he replied, “Yes, in that it is always awarded to a novel of serious intent.” Indeed.



  1. Mary Lou Leanza-Sullivan | October 19, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    1000 congratulations to you. Had to host a Pasta Party for 40 XC runners, but kept running to Twitter to look for results. An absolutely exquisite book, plan on reading it again.

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