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Byatt has done great things for the bookworm's reputation: Her books of and about literary scholarship (particularly the Victorian poetry investigation/love story Possession) take reading out of dusty libraries and into the romance of real, modern life.

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A. S. Byatt
Also Known As:
Antonia Susan Drabble Byatt (full name)
Current Home:
London, England; France
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1936
Place of Birth:
Sheffield, England
B.A., Newnham College, Cambridge, 1957; graduate study at Bryn Mawr College and Somerville College
Booker Prize for Possession, 1990

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by A. S. Byatt
Byatt won many fans with this novel of love and literary mystery in which two scholars fall for each other as their research reveals more about a pair of Victorian poets. It was awarded the Booker Prize, and a film version starring Gwyneth Paltrow hit movie theaters in 2002.

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*  The Virgin in the Garden (1978)
*  Still Life (1986)
*  Possession (1990)
*  Angels and Insects: Two Novellas (1992)
*  Babel Tower (1996)
*  The Biographer's Tale (2001)
*  The Little Black Book of Stories (2004)

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The Little Black Book of Stories
by A. S. Byatt
Byatt's latest collection of short stories is a bit of a departure; here, she takes a bit of a dark turn, exploring the weakness and complexity of the human body. "Byatt has never written better than in these exquisite stories that, together and thus arranged, assume the shape of a life from childhood through old age and death. A stunning, altogether irresistible collection," Kirkus observes.

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Babel Tower
by A. S. Byatt
Byatt's chronicles of the cerebral Englishwoman Frederica Potter continue with this third book in the series, which details the end of Potter's violent marriage and the controversial manuscript she discovers. The series will reach a conclusion with the yet-to-be published A Whistling Woman.

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On Histories and Stories
by A. S. Byatt
A sort of tour of the literary form by one of its most entrenched inhabitants, Byatt's collection of essays considers the historical novel, the impact of Darwinism on fiction, and the evolution of storytelling. One might easily skip enrollment in a literature course and read this book instead.

*Passions of the Mind: Selected Writings  by A. S. Byatt