A Tete a Tete with Julian Barnes

12 02 2013

The Sense of an EndingOver at The Millions today I came across a nice little feature with Julian Barnes, author of the 2011 Booker Prize winning novel The Sense of an Ending. It was one of my favourite books from the 20 or so that I managed last year and does leave you questioning a lot towards the end, to the point that I plan on re-reading it this year.

The chat (not an interview!) was had with Nina Matyris, who at the beginning was told:

“No interviews,” he said promptly, smiling broadly down at me. And then, with a weary politeness: “Oh, all right then, just one question.”

Only to follow this up later with,

The next morning, to my delight, he sent word though a photographer that if I wanted a quarter of an hour, he’d be willing to chat. We met at the Santa Clara Hotel, one of the venues of the Hay Festival.

Read the full piece here: The League of Ordinary Gentleman: A Conversation with Julian Barnes




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