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.
Theprize 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.