British Author Wins Man Booker Prize

British Author Wins Man Booker Prize

Leicester : United Kingdom | Oct 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM PDT
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The 2011 Man Booker Prize, one of the highest profile-award in English-language literature, has been won by British author Julian Barnes for his novel “The Sense of an Ending,” in a London ceremony on Tuesday, the Inquirer said.

Barnes, who had been short listed three times before, picked up the $80,000 award prize.

Born in Leicester, England, in 1946, Julian Barnes is the author of three books of stories, books of essays, a translation of Alphonse Daudet’s ‘In the Land of Pain,’ and numerous novels.

He is the only writer to have won both the Prix Médicis and the Prix Fémina in France and was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature this year.

The David Cohen prize honours a lifetime’s achievement in literature for a writer in the English language who is a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.

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Julian Barnes was the bookmaker's favorite ahead of Carol Birch, with “Jamrach’s Menagerie”, and A.D. Miller’s thriller “Snowdrops”.
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  • Julian Barnes wins the 2011 Man Booker Prize

      Belleville News-Democrat
    Julian Barnes received the 2011 Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sense of an Ending," which was announced Tuesday at a black-tie ceremony in London. The Man Booker is one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes and among the most lucrative...
  • Julian Barnes Wins the Man Booker Prize

      International Herald Tribune
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      The News Tribune
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  • Julian Barnes leads Booker Prize finalists

      AP Online
    The battle for Britain's most prestigious literary award is proving to be a page-turner. Five judges, led by a former British spymaster, are meeting Tuesday to choose the winner of the Booker Prize for fiction, which brings a 50,000...
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      Daily News & Analysis
    English author and bookmakers' favourite Julian Barnes won the Man Booker Prize for fiction on Tuesday, despite once dismissing the coveted award as "posh bingo". The 65-year-old triumphed with The Sense Of An Ending, which at 150 pages was described...
  • 'The Sense Of An Ending' By Julian Barnes Awarded Booker Prize

      National Public Radio
    Eyder Peralta Judges announced that Julian Barnes' The Sense Of An Ending was awarded the 2011 Man Booker Prize. The Leicester-born Barnes was a Booker finalist three times before: in 1984 for his novel Flaubert's Parrot; in 1998 for England, England...





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