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A.S. Byatt

Monday, October 26, 2009
8:00pm Pacific Time
KQED Broadcast: 02/11/2024

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This week, we reach into the archives for a 2009 appearance by the late A. S. Byatt. Born in 1936 in Sheffield England, Antonia Byatt was one of three sisters, all of whom became writers. The author and critic published 11 novels, 6 collections of short stories, and 9 volumes of short stories, as well as editing the Oxford Book of English Short Stories and several other anthologies.  Byatt’s best-known novel, Possession, won the Booker Prize and was made into a film; the book she discusses in this City Arts & Lectures appearance, The Children’s Book, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.  In 1999, she was made a Dame of the British Empire for her contributions to English literature.  On October 26, 2009, A. S. Byatt came to the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco to be interviewed on stage by poet Robert Hass.