Writers on Howard Hodgkin (Irish Museum of Modern Art & Tate Publishing, 2006)

Notes on this edition: Writers on Howard Hodgkin. Edited by Enrique Juncosa. Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art; New York: Tate Publishing, 2006. Pp. 205. 25 cm. Includes color illustrations. ISBN: 9781854376749.

Julian Barnes contributes an essay titled “Words for H.H.”. The essay was originally published in a book titled Howard Hodgkin (Gagosian Gallery, 2003). Barnes’s essay is found on pp. 145-154.

Other contributors include Enrique Juncosa, Colm Tóibín, Bruce Chatwin, James Fenton, Susan Sontag, Bruce Bernard, William Boyd, Anthony Lane, and Alan Hollinghurst.



“1981” | 21: 21 Picador Authors Celebrate 21 Years of International Writing (Picador, 1993; Hardback)

Notes on this edition: “1981” by Julian Barnes. Published in 21: 21 Picador Authors Celebrate 21 Years of International Writing.  London: Picador, 1993. 281. 21 cm. ISBN: 0330331310. (Hardback).

Contributors include:

1972: Oliver Sacks
1973: Patrick McCabe
1974: Graham Swift
1975: Russell Hoban
1976: Ian McEwan
1977: Charles Nicholl
1978: Caryl Phillips
1979: Jim Crace
1980: Candia McWilliam
1981: Julian Barnes
1982: Clive James
1983: Edmund White
1984: Mark Lawson
1985: Tama Janowitz
1986: David Profumohard
1987: Colm Tóibín
1988: Christopher Hope
1989: Rober McLiam Wilson
1990: Norman Lewis
1991: Kathy Lette
1992: Tariq Ali

Das Wörterbuch der übernommenen Ideen (Haffmans Verlag, 1987; Nachwort by Julian Barnes)

Notes on this edition: Gustave Flaubert. Das Wörterbuch der übernommenen Ideen | The Dictionary of Accepted Ideas. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1987. Pp. 125. 17 cm. ISBN: 3251000993. (German).

Includes an afterwards (“nachwort”) by Julian Barnes on pages 111-121. Michael Walter translates Barnes’s essay.

“Interference” | Knopf Short Story Sampler, Spring 1996

Notes on this edition: “Interference” by Julian Barnes. Knopf Short Story Sampler, Spring 1996.

This sampler includes a mock-up of the title page for Barnes’s short story collection Cross Channel. The story itself appears on pp. 5-26.

Other books included in this sampler:

  • The Stupefaction / Diane Williams
  • Cruising Paradise / Sam Shepard
  • Nightwork / Christine Schutt
  • Battling against Castro / Jim Shepard

Birds of Prey: Seven Sardonic Stories (Rare Books and Berry, 2010)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Flaubert’s Parrot.” Birds of Prey: Seven Sardonic Stories. Somerset: Rare Books and Berry, 2010. Pp. 127. 23 cm. ISBN: 9780955711992. Introduction by Margaret Drabble.

Julian Barnes’s chapter runs from pp. [90]-105.


  • “The Birds” by Daphne du Maurier
  • “The Firebird’s Nest” by Salman Rushdie
  • “The Devil Bird” by Christopher Ondaatje
  • “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “Flaubert’s Parrot” by Julian Barnes
  • “The White Crow” by Christopher Ondaatje
  • “The Untimely End of Khairu the Hobby” by Richard Francis Burton

“Homage to Hemingway” (Flip: Dez/10, 2012)

Notes on this edition: “Homage to Hemingway” by Julian Barnes. Flip: Dez/10, Brazil: Ministério da Cultura ção Casa Azul, 2012. ISBN: 9788565665018.

The Flip Festival in Paraty, Brazil was co-founded by Liz Calder. This publication celebrates the festival’s 10th anniversary.  Stories are presented in both Portuguese and English. Julian Barnes’s story is on Pp.  44-71. Illustrations by Jeff Fisher.


Apresentação = Foreword
A Língua do Futuro = The Language of the Future / Bernardo Carvalho
Farewell to Christopher = Adeus a Christopher / Ian McEwan
O Corte = The Cut / Cristovão Tezza
Homage to Hemingway = Homenagem a Hemingway / Julian Barnes
Flipando na Flip, ou à Procura do Farelo Perdido = Flipping at Flip, or Remembrance of Crumbs Past / Reinaldo Moraes
I Dream of Zenia With the Bright Red Teeth = Sonhando com a Zênia de Dentes Vermelhos e Brilhantes / Margaret Atwood
Flores Secas do Cerrado = Dry Flowers From the Cerrado / Milton Hatoum
The Ultimate Safari = O Safári Perfeito / Nadine Gordimer
Joyce’s Dublin = A Dublin de Joyce / Colm Tóibín
Suli = Suli / Beatriz Bracher.

“Harmony” (Granta 109: Work, 2009)

Notes on this edition: “Harmony” by Julian Barnes. London: Granta, 2009. Issue 109 (“Work”). Pp. 97-122. Edited by John Freeman. ISBN: 9781905881130.

Illustration accompanying Barnes’s story by George Butler.

Others authors included in this volume: Daniel Alarcón, Donald Ray Pollock, Steven Hall, Derek Walcott, Salman Rushdie, Colum McCann, Kent Haruf, Mikhael Subotzky, Patrick Waterhouse, Brad Watson, Yiyun Li, Aminatta Forna, Jim Crace, Martin Kimani, Peter Stothard, Ruchir Joshi, V. V. Ganeshananthan, Joshua Ferris, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.



“Emma Bovary’s Eyes” (Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists, 1983)

Notes on this edition: Granta: Best of Young British Novelists, issue 7 (Granta, 1983). ISSN: 0017-3231; ISBN: 0140068333. Edited by Bill Buford and distributed by Penguin Books.

First appearance of Julian Barnes’s story “Emma Bovary’s Eyes” which later appeared as a chapter in his novel Flaubert’s Parrot. The Granta version contains some textual differences from the finished novel and appears on pages 59-67.

Other authors featured in this collection include: Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Ursula Bentley, William Boyd, Buchi Emecheta, Maggie Gee, Kazuo Ishiguro, Alan Judd, Adam Mars-Jones, Ian McEwan, Shiva Naipaul, Philip Norman, Christopher Priest, Salman Rushdie, Lisa de Terán, Clive Sinclair, Graham Swift, Rose Tremain, A. N. Wilson.

My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories by Frank O’Connor (Penguin Books, 2005; Introduction)

Notes on this edition: O’Connor, Frank. My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories. London: Penguin Books, 2005. Pp. 361. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780141187877.

Introduction by Julian Barnes on pages vii-xiii.

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford (The Folio Society, 2008; Introduction)

Notes on this edition: Ford, Ford Madox. The Good Soldier. London: The Folio Society, 2008. Pp. xviii, 221. 23 cm. Illustrations by Philip Bannister.

Introduction by Julian Barnes on pages vii-xiv. Hard bound and housed in a slipcase, as issued by The Folio Society.