Julian Barnes

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the writer Julian Barnes. Since his first novel - Metroland - was published when he was 34, he has written another eight and won four literary prizes - most famously perhaps for Flaubert's Parrot.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his passion for Flaubert, his love for Leicester City, his notions of love and his fear of death.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Requiem Dies Irae (from Requiem) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Letters by Gustave Flaubert
Luxury: Writing equipment

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 Feb 1996 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestJulian Barnes

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