JULIAN BARNES is the author of over twenty books, for which he received the Man Booker Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the David Cohen Prize for Literature and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in France, the Prix Médicis and the Prix Femina, and in 2004 he was named Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture; and in Austria, the State Prize for European Literature. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He lives in London.
“His astonishingly varied cast of elderly characters exhibit all the passion, pettiness, fear, foolishness, vanity and vindictiveness one might find at any age.” The Gazette
“Eleven stories, eleven different worlds to explore. Each fascinating, telling and true.” The Hamilton Spectator
“Barnes can telescope the whole world through a single lens.” The Vancouver Sun
“Mr. Barnes handles his sombre material with compassion, verve, shrewd intelligence and a sharp sense of irony that never degenerates into mere cynicism.” The Wall Street Journal
“These new stories are filled with emotional resonance and hard-won wisdom. The Lemon Table is a virtuoso performance of remarkable clarity and insight.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
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