“The Case of Inspector Campbell’s Red Hair” (British Council, 2008; Pamphlet)


Notes on this edition: “The Case of Inspector Campbell’s Red Hair” in Dialogo Abierto con Julian Barnes. British Council, 2008. 4 sheets folded to 8 pages and stapled. 21 x 14.8 cm.

Pamphlet for an event that took place on 6 February 2008 in Buenos Aires. The pamphlet features the essay “The Case of Inspector Campbell’s Red Hair” by Julian Barnes. The essay was first published in NW15: The Anthology of New Writing (Granta Books, 2007).

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.

An Evening of Words and Music (barbican, 2015)


Notes on this item: On 12 December 2015, Julian Barnes and Angela Hewitt hosted an event at the barbican called An Evening of Words and Music with Julian Barnes, Angela Hewitt and Friends in aid of Freedom from Torture. The evening featured a mixture of music and readings, as shown in this programme from the event. 21 x 14.7 cm.

Georges Simenon: 1903-1989 | “Diary: People Will Hate Us Again” (Peters Fraser & Dunlop, 2018)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Diary: People Will Hate Us Again” in Georges Simenon: 1903-1989.  [London]: Peters Fraser & Dunlop, 2018. Unstated, but limited to 100 copies for promotional purposes. Pp. 63  + [1]; Inside front and back covers are numbered. 21 x 14.7 cm.

This stapled pamphlet was produced by John Simenon, Georges Simenon Limited and Peters Fraser & Dunlop Ltd. in conjunction with the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2018. The pamphlet promotes a series of essays written about Georges Simenon. The introduction to the pamphlet states:

To launch the new Simenon publishing programme in German, Kampa Verlag have commissioned afterwords to accompany the new editions. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of George Simenon and to commemorate 90 years since the creation of his magnificent Maigret series, we have collected together the first of the pieces to be published. These afterwords can be made available for all territories.

John Simenon, Georges Simenon Limited and PFD are proud to be working with distinguished publishers such as yourself all across the world.

Frankfurt, 10th October 2018

Julian Barnes’s afterword appears on pp. 36-52. He wrote the afterword to accompany Simenon’s Chez Krull, published by Kampa Verlag in October 2018.

Special thanks to Eli Keren for providing a copy of this rare publication.

Julian Barnes by Laura Cumming (Book Trust, 1990; Pamphlet)


Notes on this edition: Laura Cumming. Julian Barnes. London: Book Trust in Conjunction with the British Council, 1990.

Pamphlet with three folds making four panels per side. Measures 10 x 21 cm when folded. Includes biographical information written by Laura Cumming, a short bibliography of Barnes’s novels, blurbs from critics, and Barnes’s photo and facsimile signature to the front panel.