Queen Elizabeth Hall
Wed 20 Sep 2023
7:30 pm
Captioned in house by Queen Elizabeth Hall
Julian Barnes: A Life in Writing image

Barnes’ writing career has spanned five decades, encompassing Flaubert’s Parrot, The Sense of an Ending and his latest novel, Elizabeth Finch, as well as the Booker Prize, David Cohen Prize for Literature, and the Legion of Honour.
In his first event at the Southbank Centre in over five years – Barnes reflects on a life of literature: fiction, essays on art, meditations on mortality, the French belle epoch, Englishness, and Europe.
Claire Armitstead is associate editor (culture) for the Guardian and a member of the leader-writing team. She was formerly arts editor, literary editor and head of books. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a former vice chair of English PEN.