Fabulist, realist, critic, and winner of the Booker Prize for her now-classic novel Possession, A. S. Byatt has boundless intellectual and literary gifts and a fathomless imagination on which to nourish them. Her novels, stories, and essays allow us to see both our own and other worlds and times and, perhaps most brilliantly, the connections between them.
Vintage Byatt""includes a self-contained section from the bestselling "Possession"; selections from the Matisse Stories," "Elementals," "Sugar and Other Stories," "and the recent Little Black Book of Stories"; "and essays from the collection Passions of the Mind.
Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers, presented in attractive, affordable paperback editions.
About the Author
A.S. Byatt is an internationally acclaimed novelist, short-story writer, and critic. Her books include the Booker Prize winning Possession, as well as The Children s Book and the quartet of The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower, and A Whistling Woman. She was appointed Dame of the British Empire in 1999 and has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. She lives in London, England.
“Byatt is a gifted observer, able to discern the exact details that bring whole worlds into being.” --The New York Times