Byatt, A(ntonia) S(usan)


Byatt, A(ntonia) S(usan)
orig. Antonia Susan Drabble

born Aug. 24, 1936, Sheffield, Eng.

British novelist and scholar.

Sister of Margaret Drabble, she was educated at Cambridge and taught at University College, London. Her third novel, The Virgin in the Garden (1978), won high acclaim; the sequel Still Life (1985) followed. Possession (1990), a virtuoso double narrative, won the 1990 Booker Prize, and both it and Angels and Insects (1991) were adapted for film. Her story collections include The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye (1995) and Elementals (1998). Degrees of Freedom (1965) was the first major study of Iris Murdoch. In 2002 Byatt published the novel A Whistling Woman, the last of a series of four novels
beginning with The Virgin in the Garden
featuring the character Frederica Potter.

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  • Byatt, A(ntonia) S(usan) — orig. Antonia Susan Drabble (n. 24 ago. 1936, Sheffield, Inglaterra). Novelista y académica británica. Hermana de Margaret Drabble, se educó en Cambridge y enseñó en el University College de Londres. Su tercera novela, The Virgin in the Garden… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Byatt — /ˈbaɪət/ (say buyuht) noun A(ntonia) S(usan), born 1936, English novelist and critic; noted for the novel Possession (1990) which won the Booker Prize …   Australian English dictionary

  • Susan — (as used in expressions) Anthony, Susan (B(rownell) Bell Burnell, (Susan) Jocelyn Susan Jocelyn Bell Byatt, A(ntonia) S(usan) Antonia Susan Drabble Sarandon, Susan Susan Abigail Tomalin Sontag, Susan Susan Rosenblatt Marie Susan Etherington …   Enciclopedia Universal