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Introducing Our March Doncaster Read
Author Julian Barnes
Our Doncaster Read choice for March & April 2017 in association with Doncaster Waterstones features acclaimed British author and critic Julian Barnes. Born in Leicester in 1946, Julian was educated at the City of London School and went on to graduate in modern languages from Oxford. He then worked as a lexicographer on the Oxford English Dictionary supplement, was a reviewer and literary editor for the New Review and New Statesman magazine and worked as a television critic for the New Statesman and the Observer.
Over the years, Julian has penned novels, short stories, novellas, essays and memoirs which have brought him much acclaim, from his first published short story, A Self-Possessed Woman in 1975 to the present day. His first novel was Metroland, published in 1980 and said to be based on the London suburbs he moved to with his family in the ‘50s. Four of his books have been nominated for the Man Booker Prize and his novel The Sense of an Ending was the 2011 winner. This has recently been turned into a film for release on 24th March. Make sure you take this opportunity to read the book before you see the film.