A. S. Byatt

UK

Wednesday 10 November 2010 at 20:00 The Queen's Hall

A. S. Byatt

International Author's Stage

Meet the famous English novelist and poet Antonia Susan Byatt (born 1936), considered one of the greatest British writers of our time. 

Byatt got her breakthrough with the novel Possession (1990, Besættelse: en romance), which won the Booker Prize in 1990 and was a solid international success.

Byatt’s oeuvre is comprehensive and diverse. She alludes to, and builds upon, themes from Victorian culture as well as critical analysis of postwar British society, and she presents severe psychological portrayals of the modern age.

In her books Byatt subtly merges philosophy and literary history with fantasy while experimenting with realistic narration. Also known for her short stories, Byatt has been influenced by Henry James and George Eliot as well as Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, and Robert Browning.

A.S. Byatt was born in England in 1936 and left her career as senior lecturer at the university, where she was teaching literature to become a fulltime writer. Byatt has received a number of literary awards and honorary doctorates. Other than her many novels, of which a good many is translated into Danish, Byatt also writes literary essays.

Byatt’s The Children's Book (Børnenes bog) is now being published in Danish. This 670 page long novel received prodigious reviews when it was released in Britain in 2009 and was later shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

In conversation with Kaare Paulsen.

 

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The even takes place in English.
Duration aprox. 1½ hour

Acknowledgements:

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The conversation will be recorded by DR TV 

 

 

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