A.S. Byatt


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in Sheffield, Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
August 24, 1936

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A.S. Byatt (Antonia Susan Byatt) is internationally known for her novels and short stories. Her novels include the Booker Prize winner Possession, The Biographers Tale and the quartet, The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman, and her highly acclaimed collections of short stories include Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingales Eye, Elementals and her most recent book Little Black Book of Stories. A distinguished critic as well as a writer of fiction, A S Byatt was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.

BYATT, Dame Antonia (Susan), (Dame Antonia Duffy), DBE 1999 (CBE 1990); FRSL 1983; Chevalier de lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres (France), 2003 , writer; born 24 Aug. 1936;

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Possession

3.87 avg rating — 73,636 ratings — published 1990 — 135 editions
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The Children's Book

3.66 avg rating — 15,496 ratings — published 2009 — 60 editions
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Angels and Insects

3.64 avg rating — 5,299 ratings — published 1992 — 44 editions
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Ragnarok

3.48 avg rating — 4,705 ratings — published 2011 — 53 editions
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The Djinn in the Nightingal...

3.87 avg rating — 3,074 ratings — published 1994 — 24 editions
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The Virgin in the Garden

3.70 avg rating — 2,971 ratings — published 1978 — 28 editions
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The Matisse Stories

3.76 avg rating — 2,565 ratings — published 1991 — 33 editions
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Babel Tower

3.82 avg rating — 2,588 ratings — published 1996 — 28 editions
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Little Black Book of Stories

3.80 avg rating — 2,508 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
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Still Life

3.85 avg rating — 2,172 ratings — published 1985 — 21 editions
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“I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.”
A.S. Byatt, Possession

“They took to silence. They touched each other without comment and without progression. A hand on a hand, a clothed arm, resting on an arm. An ankle overlapping an ankle, as they sat on a beach, and not removed. One night they fell asleep, side by side... He slept curled against her back, a dark comma against her pale elegant phrase.”
A.S. Byatt, Possession

“No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.”
A.S. Byatt, Possession

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