John Peter Berger

John Peter Berger 5 November 1926 – 2 January 2017) was an English art critic, novelist, painter, and poet. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize, and his essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, written as an accompaniment to the BBC series of the same name, is often used as a university text. He lived in France for over fifty years.

Books in order of publication:


A Painter of Our Time (1958)

The Foot of Clive (1962)

Corker’s Freedom (1964)

G (1972)

Into Their Labours trilogy (1991):

Pig Earth (1979)

Once in Europa (1987)

Lilac and Flag (1990)

To the Wedding (1995)

King: A Street Story (1999)

From A to X (2008)


  • A Question of Geography (with Nella Bielski) (1987)
  • Les Trois Chaleurs (1985)
  • Boris (1983)
  • Goya’s Last Portrait (with Nella Bielski) (1989)


  Pages of the Wound (1994)  Collected Poems (2014)

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