“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.

Evermore (Penguin Books, 1996; artwork by Howard Hodgkin)

Notes on this edition: Evermore. London: Penguin Books, 1996. Pp. 42 [3] pages. 14 cm. ISBN: 9780140260410.

This small format paperback features the short story “Evermore” from Julian Barnes’s collection Cross Channel. Published at 75p in the UK and $1.99 in Canada.

Pictures by Howard Hodgkin included. Two deluxe, signed, limited editions of this story were published by the Palawan Press. One edition was limited to 50 copies and the other to 150 copies.

Cross Channel (Alfred A. Knopf, 1996)

Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. $21.00.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: CROSS CHANNEL | [decorative rule] | Julian Barnes | Alfred A. Knopf  [Knopf device] New York  1996

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF, INC. | Copyright © 1996 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American | Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by | Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. Distributed by | Random House, Inc., New York. Originally published | in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, London. | “Interference,” “Experiment,” and “Evermore” were | originally published in The New Yorker. “Gnossienne” and | “Dragons” were originally published in Granta. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Cross channel / Julian Barnes.—1st American ed. | p.  cm. | ISBN 0-679-44691-5 | I. British—Travel—France—History—Fiction. I. Title. | PR6052.A6657C76 1996  95-44427 | 823’.914—dc20  CIP | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST AMERICAN EDITION

Collation: 18.8 x 13.3 cm. Pp. [i-x, 1-2] 3-20 [21-22] 23-42 [43-44] 45-62 [63-64] 65-87 [88-90] 91-111 [112-114] 115-128 [129-130] 131-148 [149-150] 151-164 [165-166] 167-188 [189-190] 191-211 [212-214]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring at the Sun | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Talking It Over | The Porcupine | Letters from London 1990-1995’. [iii]: ‘CROSS CHANNEL | [decorative rule]’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘TO PAT’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: contents. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘INTERFERENCE | [decorative rule]’. [2]: blank. 3-20: text. [21]: ‘JUNCTION | [decorative rule]’. [22]: blank. 23-42: text. [43]: ‘EXPERIMENT | [decorative rule]’. [44]: blank. 45-62: text. [63]: ‘MELON | [decorative rule]’. [64]: blank. 65-87: text. [88]: blank. [89]: ‘EVERMORE | [decorative rule]’. [90]: blank. 91-111: text. [112]: blank. [113]: ‘GNOSSIENNE | [decorative rule]’. [114]: blank. 115-128: text. [129]: ‘DRAGONS | [decorative rule]’. [130]: blank. 131-148: text. [149]: ‘BRAMBILLA | [decorative rule]’. [150]: blank. 151-164: text. [165]: ‘HERMITAGE | [decorative rule]’. [166]: blank. 167-188: text. [189]: ‘TUNNEL | [decorative rule]’. [190]: blank. 191-211: text. [212-214]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.7 x 13.8 cm. Cream boards, dark green quarter board gold blocked on spine. White endpapers. Dust jacket in cream, brown, and green. Lettering is white on upper panel and black on lower panel.  Photo titled “Saint-Valéry, 1855” by Édouard Baldus on upper panel. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Photograph of the author by Jillian Edelstein located on lower panel.

Unbefugtes Betreten | Pulse (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2012; German)

Notes on this edition: Unbefugtes Betreten | Pulse. Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2012. Pp. 291. 21 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger and Thomas Bodmer. ISBN: 9783462044805. (German).

Tristeţi de lămîie: povestiri | The Lemon Table (Editura Nemira, 2005; Romanian)

Notes on this edition: Tristeţi de lămîie: povestiri | The Lemon Table.  Bucharest: Editura Nemira, 2005. Pp. 256. 18 cm. Translated by Mihai Moroiu. ISBN: 9789735697273. (Romanian).

“Hamlet in the Wild West” (Index on Censorship, 1994)

Notes on this edition: “Hamlet in the Wild West.” (Short Story). Index on Censorship, vol. 23, issue 4/5, September/October 1994. Pp. 100-103.

This copy features signatures by Julian Barnes and A.S. Byatt to their respective short stories.