Julian Patrick Barnes(1946-), Author
Sitter in 8 portraits
Born in Leicester and after graduating from Oxford, Barnes worked as a lexicographer on the Oxford English Dictionary Supplement. He was a literary editor and film critic before becoming a fulltime novelist. Works include Flaubert's Parrot (1984), A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters (1989) and Talking it Over (1991). He has also published short stories such as Cross Channel (1996), translations and essays, and writes crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by Angela Gorgas
bromide print, 1978