Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Arthur & George in German

Arthur & George. Köln: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2007. Pp. 528. Translated by Gertraude Krueger.

German Reading Tour

17 March: Cologne Lit.Cologne
18 March: Hamburg Literaturhaus
19 March: Hannover Literarischer Salon
20 March: Vienna Hauptbibliothek
21 March: Stuttgart Literaturhaus
22 March: Leipzig Bibliotheca Albertina

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Dutch Theatrical Adaptation of History of the World

6 April 2007 is set as the opening night for the Dutch theatrical adaptation of Barnes's novel A History of the World in 10½ Chapters by Guy Cassiers. The play is being staged at Toneelhuis in Antwerp and is currently scheduled to run through 19 April.

Visit the Toneelhuis website for additional information or to order tickets online at

Arthur & George in French

On 10 January 2007, Mecure de France published the French translation of Julian Barnes's Arthur & George (translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin). To order, please visit the Mercure de France website or

To promote the translation Julian Barnes will be appearing on several French radio and television programs. Barnes scholar Vanessa Guignery (author of the recently published The Fiction of Julian Barnes: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism) has generously provided the following list of appearances:


"Et pourtant elle tourne." France Inter. Thursday 4 January 2007, 6.35pm to 6.45pm (review of Arthur & George) Visit website for more information.

"La bande à Bonnaud." France Inter. Thursday 11 January 2007, 5.25pm to 6pm. (interview with Julian Barnes) Visit website for more information.

"Le masque et la plume." France Inter. Sunday 28 January 2007, 8.05pm to 9pm. (review of Arthur & George) Visit website for more information.

"Humeur vagabonde." France Inter. Thursday 1 February 2007, 8.10pm to 9pm. (interview with Julian Barnes) Visit website for more information.

"Carnet nomade." France Culture. Saturday 3 February 2007, 8.00pm to 9pm. (interview with Julian Barnes) Visit website for more information.

"Tout arrive." France Culture. Thursday 8 February 2007, from 12.50pm to 1.30pm (interview with Julian Barnes). Visit
website for more information.


"Esprits Libres." France 2. Friday 12 January, 00.30pm. (interview with Julian Barnes)

"Metropolis" Arte. Saturday 13 January 2007. 8.20pm to 8.30pm. (meeting with Julian Barnes in London at his house and in the Sherlock Holmes pub)


Barnes, Julian. "Extract from Arthur & George." Lire 351 (December 2006-January 2007): 40-43.

Garcin, Jérôme. "Le " J'accuse " de Sherlock Holmes." Nouvel Observateur 2200 (4 January 2007).

Rivière, François. "Le grand retour de Mister Barnes." Figaro littéraire 4 January 2007.