The Man Booker Prizeis given annually to a novel by an author in Britain, Ireland or one of the Commonwealth nations. It is highly prestigious, as well as often highly contentious and controversial. This year was no exception. This year's prize went to one of Britain's leading writers, winning for his first time, JulianBarnes.
(born 19 January 1946) is a contemporary English writer. Barnes won the Man BookerPrize for his book The Sense of an Ending (2011), and three of his earlier books had been shortlisted for the BookerPrize: Flaubert's Parrot (1984), England, England (1998), and Arthur & George (2005). He has also written crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh (his late wife's surname), though has published nothing under that name for more than twenty-five years. In addition to novels, Barnes has published collections of essays and short stories. He was selected as the recipient of the 2011 David Cohen Prize for Literature.
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18.11.2011 [Telegraph.co.uk] - As for the novel that did land this year's Man Bookerprize, The Sense of an Ending by JulianBarnes (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.
16.11.2011 [Telegraph.co.uk] - The Man BookerPrize winning-novel The Sense of an Ending by JulianBarnes is shortlisted for another literary prize. The shortlist for the Costa Book Awards, announced on Tuesday, sees 20 writers being listed in five categories, each competing to win
08.11.2011 [CTV.ca] - And they were on the short list for last month's Man BookerPrize, which went to JulianBarnes for "The Sense of an Ending." Other 2011 Giller finalists include former winner Michael Ondaatje of Toronto for "The Cat's Table" (McClelland & Stewart)
04.11.2011 [Varsity Online] - But finally, after only 31 minutes of debate, the judges came to a unanimous decision: JulianBarnes' The Sense of an Ending triumphed in this year's BookerPrize. This, however, was only the final act in a year where the Booker has been dogged by