's many sexual relationships, she had a notorious affair with her former literary agent Pat Kavanagh
, the wife of author Julian Barnes
. Another significant relationship was with theatre director Deborah Warner
Her friends included her former teacher the art historian and spy-master Anthony Blunt
, publisher Carmen Callil
, novelist Julian Barnes
, who met her in 1984 when they were both on the Booker shortlist...
lent out estate cottages to avant-garde writers younger than herself, such as Martin Amis
, Julian Barnes
, and Jeanette Winterson
, to provide them with a place to write.
Parker, Peter, editor. A Reader’s Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers. Oxford University Press.
In the summer of 1969, DS
was introduced to a young writer, Julian Barnes
, through one of her husband's relatives. She was the first professional writer whom he had met.
Barnes wrote about his...
Intertextuality and Influence
She dedicates this book for the muse this time, and explains that although it concerns purely fictional persons and events, it is in part inspired by Jean-Luc Steinmetz
's life of Mallarmé
, by Flaubert
The publication (in London, UK) of AM
's New Selected Stories, 2011, prompted novelist Julian Barnes
to demand rhetorically: Is there a better short story writer in the world than Alice Munro?...
Winterson disclosed to the tabloid press that the book was based on her stormy lesbian affair with her publishing agent Pat Kavanagh
, wife of publisher Julian Barnes
Freely, Maureen. “God’s gift to women”. The Observer, p. 27.
It has been translated...
This book provoked an unusual article from journalist Mark Lawson
, centred less on Brookner than on his own response. I have mocked her dessicated sentences, characterless protagonists and action-free narratives, he wrote. The gist...
decided at the death of this great English novelist that he would do her homage by buying himself first editions of her four last novels, the four that established her greatness. (He found...
in the Guardian praised this novel highly as one of MF
's best. She mentioned Forster's lack of recognition (never even long-listed for the Booker Prize, although she served as a judge for...
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Barnes, Julian. “Good reading we bring”. Guardian Weekly, edited by Ginny Hooker, pp. 52-4.
Barnes, Julian. “Julian Barnes remembers his friend Anita Brookner: ’There was no one remotely like her’”. theguardian.com.
Barnes, Julian. “My life as a bibliophile”. Guardian Weekly, pp. 25-7.