Les Grands Ecrivains Publics de l’Europe | Postcard (Editions Lagrange, undated)


Notes on this item: Postcard titled, “LES GRANDS ECRIVAINS PUBLICS DE L’EUROPE | no. 4: Julien Barnes.” Published by Editions Lagrange, Montpellier.

Pictures Julian Barnes standing by a motorbike in front of a “Public Writer” sign in Morocco. The photo was taken by Pat Kavanagh, and Barnes made it into a French postcard as a joke. Note that he spells his name as “Julien”, which is the French  spelling and that the publisher is “Lagrange” [la grange = barn], a name he later used in his Man Booker Prize winning novel The Sense of an Ending [Patrick Lagrange].

Barnes sent the postcard to Gil Moody, owner of Moody Books in Tennessee. To the back, Barnes has written:

21 June 99

Dear Gil Moody:
This is the best
I can do for you, I’m
afraid. Signed photos
are for film stars in my
view. And I can’t sign
any more books – I did
400 copies of England, England
when I was last at Knopf
HQ – perhaps they (Jonas
Karp) can let you have
some… Good luck with
the bookstore.
Yours,
Julian Barnes

Duffy | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1980)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Duffy. London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. Pp. 180 [181] + [3]. 20 x 13.8 cm.

Uncorrected Proof in red wraps with black lettering. Inscribed by Julian Barnes in fountain ink and as his pseudonym Dan Kavanagh in ballpoint. Inserted into the proof is a letter to Barnes from Marilyn Edwards at Jonathan Cape stating, “I have just discovered one solitary proof of DUFFY that I thought you might like to have as they can be useful and anyway they are nice things to have.”

Gustave Flaubert – Ivan Turgenev: eine Freundschaft in Briefen | Blurb (Kein & Aber Records, 2000; German)


Notes on this item: Gustave Flaubert – Ivan Turgenev: eine Freundschaft in Briefen. Zürich: Kein & Aber Records, 2000. 2 compact discs. ISBN: 9783906547145. (German).

Julian Barnes is quoted in a blurb to the back of the CD sleeve. Read by Otto Sander and Bruno Ganz.

Through the Window | Promotional Flyer (Vintage, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Through the Window. New York: Vintage, 2012.  35.6 x 21.6 cm.

Promotional flyer for Julian Barnes’s collection of essays scheduled to be published on 20 November 2012.

Writers Putting a Full Stop to Torture. | Event Programme (Freedom from Torture, 2014)


Notes on this item: Event programme for “Writers Putting a Full Stop to Torture,” an event in support of Freedom from Torture, 20 November 2014. Stapled programme. 21 x 14.8 cm.

Julian Barnes headlined the event with a reading, but authors also auctioned various, unique items, such as being named in a future work by an author. Featured in the photos are the entries for Julian Barnes and Ian McEwan.

Writers Putting a Full Stop to Torture. | Promotional Flyer (Freedom from Torture, 2014)


Notes on this item: Promotional flyer promoting “Writers Putting a Full Stop to Torture,” an event in support of Freedom from Torture, 20 November 2014. Julian Barnes headlined the event with a reading. 21 x 14.8 cm.

Arthur & George | Promotional Material (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)


Notes on this item: Folder from Alfred A. Knopf containing loose sheets of paper (promotional material) announcing Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George. Letter accompanying the promotional material is dated December 2005.

Promotional Brochure for Rejacketed Paperbacks (Picador, 2005)


Notes on this item: Promotional pamphlet for rejacketed Picador paperbacks, 2005. 29.7 x 21 cm.

When Picador published the first U.K. paperback of Julian Barnes’s The Lemon Table, they also reissued their backlog of Barnes’s titles with new cover art. This brochure publicizes the new cover art.

The Sense of an Ending | Postcard (Jonathan Cape, 2011; 2nd State)


Notes on this item: Promotional postcard for The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Created by Jonathan Cape in 2011.

Julian Barnes has written to the back of the postcard indicating this is the “2nd State” postcard. The first state postcard was dated 29 November 2011.

The Sense of an Ending | Postcard (Jonathan Cape, 2011; 1st State)


Notes on this item: Promotional postcard for The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Created by Jonathan Cape in 2011.

Julian Barnes has written to the back of the postcard indicating this is the “1st State” (dated 29 November 2011).