A.S. Byatt

A. S. Byatt was born in Sheffied, South Yorkshire, and educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, and Somerville College, Oxford, She is the author of eight novels to date: Shadow of a Sun (1964), The Game (1967), The Virgin in the Garden (1978) Still Life (1985) which won the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award, Babel Tower (1996), A Whistling Woman (2002), Possession: A Romance (1990), won the Booker Prize for Fiction and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and The Biographer’s Tale (2000). She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels and Insects, several works of non-fiction, and five collections of short stories: Sugar and Other Stories (1987); The Matisse Stories (1993), The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye (1994), and Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice (1998). She was made a dame in 1999 and currently lives in London.

Anthologies featuring A.S. Byatt

The New Uncanny

14 leading authors have here been challenged to write fresh fictional interpretations of what the uncanny might mean in the 21st century, to update Freud’s famous checklist of what gives us the creeps, and to give the hulking canon of uncanny fiction a shot in the arm, a shock to the neck-bolts...