Thursday, January 05, 2006

Julian Barnes kicks off Evening with Authors at Thurber House

This came from Thurber House
Columbus, Ohio - Best-selling author Julian Barnes will read from his latest novel at 7:30 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 25 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., as part of the Thurber House Evenings with Authors season.

As one of England's most celebrated authors, Barnes is known for his striking prose and groundbreaking style. He is the author of several novels, including Flaubert's Parrot and The History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, and has received numerous awards, including two Man Booker Prize nominations. Barnes will read from his latest novel, Arthur & George, which The New York Observer calls,"his most engrossing novel ever." In Arthur & George, a pair of unlikely friends show us that what we believe, what we know, and what we can prove are not always the same.

A book signing will follow the reading. Tickets are $15 purchased ahead, $18 at the door, with discounts for students and seniors. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 614-464-1032 or go to

Thurber House is a literary center and museum located in the former home of author and New Yorker humorist James Thurber. We offer fall and winter readings series with nationally known authors, outdoor summer picnics with Ohio-connected authors, writing classes for children, and special literary events year-round. In addition, we award the annual Thurber Prize for American Humor, the nation's highest honor for the art of humor writing.

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