Julian Barnes © Alan Edwards
Julian Barnes is the author of several books of stories, essays, a translation of Alphonse Daudet's In the Land of Pain, and numerous novels, including the 2011 Man Booker Prize winning novel The Sense of an Ending and the acclaimed The Noise of Time. His other recent publications include Levels of Life and Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art.
His new novel The Only Story is available in the UK and will be published in April in the US and Canada.
Barnes has received several awards and honours for his writing, including the David Cohen Prize for Literature in 2011. Full Biography ›
23 April 2018 - (Event) - Julian Barnes & Lorrie Moore - 92Y, New York. Visit website for more information.
21 February 2018 - (Event) - Julian Barnes: In conversation with Hermione Lee - The Royal Institution, London. In association with Waterstones. Visit website for more information.
11 February 2018 - The Only Story reaches #1 in the NRC Handelsblad top 10.
8 February 2018 - (Event) - An Evening with Julian Barnes - All Saints Church, London. In association with Dulwich Books. Visit website for more information.
February 2018 - Het enige verhaal (The Only Story) published by Atlas.
February 2018 - The Only Story published by Jonathan Cape.
29 Jan. 2018 - Interview - Rachel Cooke. "Julian Barnes: ‘Flaubert could have written a great novel about contemporary America’." The Guardian. ["The writer discusses his latest novel, the demands of modern readers and his fondness for unusual books."]
4 January 2018 - "Humph, He, Ha", London Review of Books, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 11-13 [Julian Barnes on Degas; Degas: A Passion for Perfection (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), Degas Danse Dessin: Hommage à Degas avec Paul Valéry (Musée d’Orsay), Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell (National Gallery, London), Degas and His Model by Alice Michel, translated by Jeff Nagy]
2 December 2017 - "'If only I'd been warned!' - Writers Choose Books to Give to Their Younger Selves", The Guardian. [Barnes and other authors discuss books they would give their younger selves.]
7 October 2017 - "Being Royal Is Bad for the Character", The Guardian. [Barnes discusses Princess Margaret in this review of Ma’am Darling by Craig Brown.]
23 September 2017 - "Barnes on Ryckmans: 'I trusted every word he wrote", The Australian. [Barnes discusses Pierre Ryckmans; A reprint of his introduction to Simon Leys: Navigator between Worlds, by Philippe Paquet, translated by Julie Rose, published by La Trobe University Press; The Australian may require a subscription to read online.]
8 July 2017 - "Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers – part one", The Guardian. [Barnes selects Svetlana Alexievich’s first book, The Unwomanly Face of War (1985), Marie Darrieussecq’s Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker (Text) and Nathan Englander’s Dinner at the Centre of the Earth (Weidenfeld).]
13 June 2017 - The Noise of Time and Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art are both published in paperback by Vintage.
24 April 2017 - Julian Barnes about "The Noise Of Time" and Shostakovich in Russia [Video Available].
25 January 2017 - French President appoints Julian Barnes to the rank of Officier in the Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur. The citation from the French Ambassador in London, Sylvie Bermann, reads: 'Through this award, France wants to recognize your immense talent and your contribution to raising the profile of French culture abroad, as well as your love of France.'
10 September 2016 - Julian Barnes Bibliography Project: The Julian Barnes Website announces the development of a new online bibliography of Julian Barnes publications. This multi-year project will feature a searchable blog of first editions, proofs, translations, and various rare ephemeral items. Visit the Julian Barnes Bibliography to view the latest additions.
Tattoo of Julian Barnes quote courtesy of Sarah Malley
|Julian Clare May|
|Born|| July 10, 1931 (1931-07-10) (age 86)|
|Died||October 17, 2017(2017-10-17) (aged 86)|
|Pen name||Bob Cunningham, Judy Dikty, Lee N. Falconer, John Feilen, Wolfgang Amadeus Futslogg, Matthew G. Grant, Granny Roseboro, Ian Thorne, Jean Wright Thorne, George Zanderbergen, The Editors of Creative|
|Genres||fantasy, [wikipedia:science fiction|
|Spouse(s)||T. E. Dikty (1953–1991)|
Julian Clare May (born Julian Majewski; July 10, 1931 – October 17, 2017) is an Americanscience fiction writer, best known for her Saga of Pliocene Exile (Saga of the Exiles in the UK) and Galactic Milieu books.
Julian May grew up in Elmwood Park, a suburb of Chicago, the oldest of four children. Her parents were Matthew M. May (originally Majewski) and Julia Feilen May; as a child she was known as Judy May. She became involved in science fiction fandom in her late teens, publishing the fanzineInterim Newsletter for a time. She sold her first professional fiction, a short story called "Dune Roller", in 1950 to John W. Campbell's Astounding Science Fiction; it appeared in 1951 accompanied by her original illustrations. She met her future husband, Ted Dikty, later that year at a convention in Ohio. May chaired the Tenth World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago in 1952, and married Dikty in January, 1953. After selling one more short story, "Star of Wonder" (to wikipedia:Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1953), she dropped out of the science fiction field. May and Dikty had three children, the last of which was born in 1958.
Starting in 1954, May wrote thousands of science encyclopedia articles for Consolidated Book Publishers; after finishing that project, she wrote similar articles for two other encyclopedia publishers. In 1957 she and her husband founded a production and editorial service for small publishers, Publication Associates; the most notable projects May wrote and edited during this period include two episodes of the Buck Rogers comic strip and a new Catholic catechism for Franciscan Herald Press, a publisher associated with the Order of Friars Minor. Between 1956 and 1981 she wrote more than 250 books for children and young adults, most non-fiction, under her own name and a variety of pseudonyms; the subjects included science, history, and short biographies of modern-day celebrities such as athletes and musical groups.
Her story "The Dune Rollers", published under the name "Judy Dikty", was filmed in 1972 as The Cremators.
Having moved to Oregon in the early 1970s, May began to get reacquainted with the world of fandom; in 1976, she attended Westercon 29 in Los Angeles, her first science-fiction convention in many years. She made an elaborate diamond-crusted "space suit" for the convention's costume party, which started her thinking about what sort of character would wear such a suit. She soon began accumulating a folder of ideas for what would become the Galactic Milieu Series, and in 1978 she began writing what would become the Saga of Pliocene Exile. The first book in that series, The Many-Colored Land, was published in 1981 by Houghton Mifflin. In 1987, she continued the series with Intervention, finally followed in 1992 (with a change in publisher) by the Galactic Milieu Series: Jack the Bodiless, Diamond Mask and Magnificat.
Partial bibliography of adult fiction (U.S. first editions only) Edit
The Saga of Pliocene ExileEdit
The Galactic Milieu SeriesEdit
- May, Julian (1984). A Pliocene Companion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. pp. 181–207. ISBN 0-395-36516-3.
- Dikty, Thaddeus; R. Reginald (1985). The Work of Julian May: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide. Bibliographies of Modern Authors No. 3. Borgo Press. ISBN 0-89370-482-2.
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Julian May, who weaved worlds in sci-fi, fantasy novels, dead at 86] by Maureen O'Donnell 10/31/2017, 06:24pm