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A.S. Byatt (1936–2023)

Auteur van Obsessie

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Over de Auteur

A.S. Byatt was born on August 24, 1936 in Sheffield, England. She received a B.A. from Newnham College, Cambridge in 1957, did graduate study at Bryn Mawr College from 1957-58, and attended Somerville College, Oxford from 1958-59. She was a staff member in the extra-mural department at the toon meer University of London from 1962-71. From 1968-69, she was also a part-time lecturer in the liberal studies department of the Central School of Art and Design, London. She was a lecturer at University College from 1972-80 and then senior lecturer from 1981-83. She became a full-time writer in 1983. Her works include The Biographer's Tale, The Virgin in the Garden, Babel Tower, A Whistling Woman, and The Children's Book. She also wrote numerous collections of short stories including Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, Elementals, and Little Black Book of Stories. Byatt received the English Speaking Union fellowship in 1957-58, the Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1983, the Silver Pen Award for Still Life, and the Booker Prize for Possession: A Romance in 1990. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder
Fotografie: Seamus Kearney


Werken van A.S. Byatt

Obsessie (1990) 12,946 exemplaren
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The Virgin in the Garden (1978) 1,749 exemplaren
Still Life (1985) 1,429 exemplaren
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye (1994) 1,427 exemplaren
The Matisse Stories (1993) 1,184 exemplaren
De biograaf (2000) 1,181 exemplaren
Little Black Book of Stories (2003) 1,007 exemplaren
A Whistling Woman (2002) 913 exemplaren
The Game (1967) 732 exemplaren
Sugar and Other Stories (1987) 496 exemplaren
The Shadow of the Sun (1964) 440 exemplaren
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Redacteur — 193 exemplaren
Deadly Sins (1994) — Medewerker — 83 exemplaren
Portraits in Fiction (2001) 83 exemplaren
Medusa's Ankles: Selected Stories (2021) 82 exemplaren
Memory (1769) 50 exemplaren
Writers on Artists (2001) 38 exemplaren
Vintage Byatt (2004) 22 exemplaren
Morpho Eugenia {novella} (1992) — Auteur — 20 exemplaren
New Writing 4 (1995) — Redacteur — 11 exemplaren
New Writing 6 (1997) 7 exemplaren
BP Portrait Award 2003 (2003) 7 exemplaren
Edmund De Waal 'from Zero' (2010) 6 exemplaren
The Frederica Quartet (2003) 5 exemplaren
Iris Murdoch (1976) 5 exemplaren
A Lamia in the Cevennes {story} (1995) 3 exemplaren
The Women Writers Handbook (2020) 2 exemplaren
On The Conjugial Angel (2021) 2 exemplaren
Possession | Angels & Insects — Auteur — 2 exemplaren
The July Ghost (1991) 2 exemplaren
Dolls' Eyes [short fiction] (2013) 2 exemplaren
Cold {story} 2 exemplaren
Création (1996) 2 exemplaren
2001 1 exemplaar
Bulbulun Gozundeki Cin (2013) 1 exemplaar
Envy {story} 1 exemplaar

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Officiële naam
Duffy, Antonia Susan
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Byatt, Antonia Susan
Drabble, Antonia Susan (meisjesnaam)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
University of Cambridge (BA|1957|Newnham College)
Bryn Mawr College
University of Oxford (Somerville College)
short-story writer
Duffy, Peter (husband)
Byatt, Ian Charles Rayner (first husband)
Drabble, Margaret (sister)
Langdon, Helen (sister)
Holroyd, Michael (brother-in-law)
Swift, Rebecca (1) (niece) (toon alle 7)
Swift, Joe (nephew)
University of London (University College)
Central School of Art and Design
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Order of the British Empire (Commander, 1990)
Order of the British Empire (Dame Commander, 1999)
Premio Malaparte (1995)
Shakespeare Prize (2002)
Booker Prize (1990)
Park Kyong-ni Prize (2017) (toon alle 17)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014)
Aga Khan Prize for Fiction (1995)
PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award (1986)
Irish Times International Fiction Prize (1990)
Commonwealth Writers Prize (1991)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (1998)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (2010)
Erasmus Prize (2016)
Fellow, British Academy (2017)
Golden Plate Award from American Academy of Achievement (2017)
Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award (2018)
Korte biografie
Antonia Susan Drabble was born in Yorkshire and educated at a Quaker school in York. After studying at Cambridge University and Bryn Mawr College, she did postgraduate work at Oxford University. In 1959, she married Ian Charles Rayner Byatt and had two children; she later married Peter John Duffy and had two more children. She goes by the pen name A.S. Byatt. She taught in the Extra-Mural Department of London University and the Central School of Art and Design, and in 1972 became full-time Lecturer in English and American Literature at University College, London. She left in 1983 to concentrate on her writing full-time. She has travelled widely to lecture and talk about her work, often with the British Council, and was Chairman of the Society of Authors between 1986 and 1988. She has served on the judging panels for a number of literary prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction, and is recognised as a distinguished critic, contributing regularly to journals and newspapers including the Times Literary Supplement, The Independent and the Sunday Times, as well as to BBC radio and television programs. Her first novel, Shadow of a Sun, was published in 1964. A.S. Byatt was awarded a CBE in 1990 and a DBE in 1999.



BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - SHEFFIELD in 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (juni 2017)
***Group Read of The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt in 2015 Category Challenge (april 2015)
JULY: Reading A. S. Byatt in Monthly Author Reads (september 2011)


Briljante weergave van een periode, aan de hand van de ontwikkeling van een aantal kinderen van families uit verschillende lagen van de Engelse bevolking. Ja, vol details, heel vol, maar mij nergens en nooit vervelend of te veel. De invalshoek van Kunst en Nijverheid-het dan net gerealiseerde Victoria & Albert Museum speelt een wezenlijke rol in het Boek, maakt het nog sterker. En dan het einde! Ontluisterend, hoe een groot aantal van hen opgeofferd wordt aan iets volslagen zinloos. Het boek streeft naar zinvolle invulling van de levens van veel mensen en laat bijna onaangedaan zien hoe zinloos dat streven in ieder geval toen (1985-1916) was. Op vakantie in drie weken gelezen, een ultieme leeservaring.… (meer)
leowillemse | 209 andere besprekingen | Sep 8, 2023 |
Ovid's Metamorphosis stories are well known. In this short story (60 p), Byatt ventures into something similar, namely the extremely meticulous description of a woman who 'petrifies'. The process is set in motion the day she finds her mother dead in her seat. Through the eyes of the woman, we then discover new types of minerals on and in her body, and through a stonemason she ends up in Iceland, the country 'where stone is alive' and she can lead a new life. Byatt's message is clear: the mineral world is not cold and dead, but varied and varying, 'animated' like the organic one. This is a wonderful gem that lends itself to more interpretations, such as with Ovid.… (meer)
bookomaniac | Jul 31, 2023 |
Tweede lezing, nu in het Engels.
Baukis | 209 andere besprekingen | Feb 19, 2023 |
Een pareltje! Beklijvende kortverhalen over vrouwen in die weinig romantische tijden in een andere dimensie weten te stappen. The proof of the pudding is in the eating!
Baukis | 28 andere besprekingen | Jan 30, 2017 |


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