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Julian Barnes

(b. 1946– )

English novelist and nonfiction writer

“Those of you who’ve seen my book—whatever you may think of its contents—will probably agree that it is a beautiful object. And if the physical book, as we’ve come to call it, is to resist the challenge of the e-book, it has to look like something worth buying and worth keeping.”

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source: acceptance speech for the Man Booker Prize, quoted by BBC News, “Man Booker Prize Won by Julian Barnes on Fourth Attempt,” by Tim Masters, October 19, 2011.

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