Saturday, January 23, 2010

Two New Stories by Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes's new short story "Harmony" was published in Granta 109: Work.You may order a copy of the issue online at the Granta website or on or

And on the first anniversary of John Updike's death, Barnes publishes "Sleeping with John Updike" in The Guardian, 23 January 2010.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Guardian Cryptic Crossword No. 24901 set by Brendan

Try your hand at a Julian Barnes themed crossword at the Guardian.

Click the image to the right to visit the Guardian website. You can try the crossword online or print it out in PDF format to take with you.

Good luck!


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Arthur & George on Stage

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company and Nottingham Playhouse present
Arthur & George
Adapted for the stage by David Edgar
Based on the novel by Julian Barnes
Fri., 19 Mar 2010 – Sat., 10 Apr 2010.

Birmingham solicitor George Edalji has been convicted of a terrible crime and is desperate to prove his innocence. After his release from prison he recruits the help of none other than expert crime writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to help solve his mysterious case and hopefully win him a pardon.

This powerful new stage adaptation, based on Julian Barnes’ semi-fictional novel, brings vividly to life the events of a hundred years ago which made sensational headlines as The Great Wyrley Outrages. As gripping as any of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Arthur & George also raises many questions about guilt and innocence, identity, nationality and race.

Birmingham born, and internationally acclaimed playwright, David Edgar has written many plays including Destiny, Pentecost, Playing With Fire and Testing The Echo and his stage adaptations include Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde and Nicholas Nickleby. His most recent work for The REP was a new translation of Brecht’s Galileo.

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