British Author Julian Barnes
Julian Barnes is the author of twenty-four books including, most recently, THE MAN IN THE RED COAT. He received the Man Booker Prize for THE SENSE OF AN ENDING and numerous other literary prizes including: 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; the French Prix Médicis and Prux Femina; the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. In 2017 he was awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the French government. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in London.
From the Jury’s Decision:
“… Barnes’ greatness is to be found in his ability to think and express himself not only in words but in notes and keys, similes and metaphors, ruminations and silences, and to alchemize those elements into strong, glowing literature.”
Members of the jury for the 2019 Prize were Prof. Nurit Gertz (chairperson), Alit Karp and Dror Mish’ani.