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Jules Renard

Jules Renard (1864 – 1910) was a French author and member of the Académie Goncourt. He wrote plays, journalism and fiction, as well as his famous and well-loved Journal. Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize and Flaubert’s Parrot. He has also written a book of essays on French themes Something to Declare, a collection of Franco-British short stories, Cross Channel, and translated Alphonse Daudet’s In the Land of Pain. In 2017, he was awarded the Légion d’honneur. Theo Cuffe has translated Voltaire’s Candide and a collection of his philosophical tales (Micromégas & Other Short Fictions) for Penguin Classics.