JULIAN BARNES - 2019Aug 24, 2019
Julian Barnes is a highly acclaimed British author and winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2011 for The Sense of an Ending. After graduating with a degree in modern languages from Magdalen College, Oxford, he began his career as a lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary. Before turning to writing fiction full-time, Julian worked as a reviewer and literary editor for the New Statesman and the New Review, and as a television critic for the Observer. His novels include Flaubert’s Parrot (1984), England, England (1998) and Arthur and George (2005)—all short-listed for the Booker Prize. Julian has won other numerous awards, including the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Gutenberg Prize and, in 2011, the David Cohen Prize for Literature, awarded biennially to honour a lifetime’s achievement in literature.
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THE WINNING SHORT STORY
‘Corvidae’ by Elisabeth Ingram Wallace was selected as the 2019 Mogford Prize Winner by Prize founder Jeremy Mogford, and guest judges; Julian Barnes, and Tim Hayward, contributing writer for the Financial Times and winner of the Restaurant Writing Award at the Guild of Food Writers Awards in 2018.