[Bath Chronicle] - She joins a group of hopefuls in the awards' five categories which also includes Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and celebrated novelist Julian Barnes. Category winners will be announced on January 4, with the overall Costa Book of the Year unveiled on
[The Bookseller] - Random House is launching a company-wide, new digital short story brand, called Story-cuts, with more than 150 e-books, comprising 243 stories, by authors including Julian Barnes and Ruth Rendell. Some of the e-books will contain more than one story
[Telegraph.co.uk] - As for the novel that did land this year's Man Booker prize, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (Jonathan Cape, £12.99): one thing that can and should be said in its favour is that its technical expertise is little short of remarkable.
[Telegraph.co.uk] - The delicacy of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (Cape, £12.99) has been rightly honoured and I also admired the verbal exuberance of Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child (Picador, £20). Jennifer Egan's American novel A Visit From the Goon
[The Guardian] - Those who let Julian Barnes win the Booker, prompting all the articles/tweets/blog posts about how boring it was that Julian Barnes had won the Booker. And let's not forget all the people who'll post boring replies on the end of this meta-boring