Julian Barnes Novel, a Favorite for British Literary Award, Gets Early U.S. Release


Following the release of the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize, Knopf announced it will be moving up the release date for Julian Barnes’s shortlisted novel The Sense of an Ending. Mr. Barnes has been shortlisted three times before and is a favorite to win the prize. The book was originally scheduled for release in January 2012 but will now come out before the October 18 announcement of the winner.

Another shortlisted novel for the British literary award, the Canadian writer Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues, has yet to secure a US publisher, but her agency told The Observer yesterday that they were very close to signing a deal.