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An Interview with Julian Barnes

By Silvia Albertazzi e Julian Barnes

2013_02_Albertazzi_InterfacceJulian Barnes declares that he no longer reads reviews of his books or essays on his work. He also shuns meetings with journalists and gives very few interviews, saying, «I just don't want to answer any more questions! I really can't bear it any more!». Since the death of his wife in 2010, if you click on “appearances” on his official webpage you will find this statement «No events are scheduled at this time». There has been just one presentation in London of his recent novel, The Sense of an Ending, in November 2011, more than three months after its publication – and no launchings were scheduled abroad, either in Europe following its many translations or in the USA. Yet since it appeared on the market the book, which won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2011, has been at the top of the bestsellers list in England and in the States, receiving enthusiastic reviews throughout the world.

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