|Arthur and George by Julian Barnes|
Leading British novelist, author of Flaubertís Parrot
Julian Barnes (1946- ) is one of Britainís most famous contemporary writers. Three of his novels Ė Flaubertís Parrot (1984), England, England (1998) and Arthur and George (2005) have been short listed for the Man Booker Prize. Arthur and George examines the converging lives of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Birmingham solicitor George Edalji, convicted for maliciously wounding a pit-pony in his home village of Great Wyrley in Staffordshire in 1903. The novel has been translated into several languages. Leading playwright David Edgar has adapted the story for the stage.