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Antonia S Byatt

(Antonia Susan Byatt Duffy)
UK (1936 - )
Sister of Margaret Drabble

A.S. Byatt was educated in York and at Newnham College, Cambridge, and taught at the Central School of Art before becoming a full-time writer. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.

Genres: Fantasy

Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Antonia S Byatt

Short stories
The Story of the Eldest Princess
The July Ghost (1982)
The Next Room (1987)
A Lamia in the Cevennes (1995)
Cold (1998)World Fantasy (nominee)

The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1990) : Possession: A Romance
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (1998) : The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (1999) : Cold
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2000) : Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2009) : The Children's Book
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Children's Book

Books about Antonia S Byatt
Essays on the Fiction of A.S. Byatt (1989) by Alexa Alfer
A. S. Byatt (1996) by Kathleen Coyne Kelly
A. S. Byatt (2001) by Christien Franken
A. S. Byatt's Possession (2002) by Catherine Burgass

Antonia S Byatt recommends

A Case Examined (1965)
A L Barker
"The dialogue is subtle and the atmosphere of the French visits economically and brilliantly conveyed."

Holiday (1974)
Stanley Middleton
"At first glance, or even at second, Stanley Middleton's world is easily recognizable. The excellence of art, for Middleton, is an exact vision of real things as they are. And because he is himself so exact an observer, his world at third glance can seem strange and disturbing or newly and brilliantly lit with colour."

Obabakoak (1992)
Bernardo Atxaga
"At once terribly moving and wildly funny."

In the Place of Fallen Leaves (1993)
Tim Pears
"Constantly delightful and constantly surprising... This novel is something completely new and exciting... Comic and wry and elegiac and shrewd and thoughtful all at once. Please read it."
Hallucinating Foucault
Hallucinating Foucault (1996)
Patricia Duncker
"One of the best novels of the year."

Impossible Saints (1997)
Michèle Roberts
"Wicked and delicious."

The Last Samurai (2000)
Helen De Witt
"A triumph - a genuinely new story, a genuinely new form, funny and tragic and intriguing and over the top and perfectly controlled."
Hey Yeah Right Get a Life
Hey Yeah Right Get a Life (2000)
Helen Simpson
"It is the book's truthfulness that makes it both intensely tragic and intensely comic."

All Souls' Day (2001)
Cees Nooteboom
"Nooteboom is one of the great modern novelists."

Runaway (2004)
Alice Munro
"The greatest living short story writer."

The Lost Dog (2007)
Michelle de Kretser
"This is the best novel I have read in a long time."

Orphans of Eldorado (2010)
Milton Hatoum
"A tough and gifted novelist."

Jamrach's Menagerie (2011)
Carol Birch
"Completely original."

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