A good place to begin. Introductions to The Shadow of the Sun, Angels and Insects, and Babel Tower. Plus the aesthetics of Possession and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye.
[ Guardian reviews ]
A S Byatt has written numerous book reviews as well as commentary on art exhibitions and plays. These are mostly available on The Guardian.
[ Ragnarök: the doom of the gods ] : Aug 2011
On the mythic basis for Ragnarok: the End of the Gods and its relevance in today's world.
[ Neuroscience Open Forum lecture ] : Jul 2010
A video lecture on neuroscience and fiction.
[ Love in fairytales ] : Oct 2009
[ Lie Back and Think of Europe ] : Jun 2008
On the Euro 2008 football tournament.
[ Browsing Through the Past ] : Nov 2007
On digital memory. Includes mention of research done for The Children's Book.
[ The Wild Ones ] : Nov 2007
On Edwardian illustrators and their fantastic drawings.
[ Wit and Wisdom ] : Aug 2007
[ American Pastoral ] : Dec 2006
On Willa Cather.
[ Petal Power ] : Nov 2005
On the works of painter Jo Self and Wordsworth.
[ Fiction Informed by Science ] : Mar 2005
How science helped shape the Quartet. (Full article requires payment.)
[ Harry Potter And The Childish Adult ] : Jul 2003
On the Harry Potter series.
[ The One Bright Book of Life ] : Dec 2002
On teaching DH Lawrence in university.
[ Scenes from a Provincial Life ] : Jul 2002
On Madame Bovary.
[ Strange and Charmed ] : Apr 2000
On artists' response to the opportunities of modern science. This article is also available as the preface of the book of the same title. (Full article requires payment.)
[ Painted Faces ] : Dec 2001
On the relationship between writers' and artists' images.
[ How We Lost Our Sense of Smell ] : Sep 2001
On the modern assault on our sense of smell.
[ Faith in Science ] : Nov 2000
[ Justice for Willa Cather ] : Nov 2000
On Willa Cather's place in American literature. (Full article requires payment.)
[ Morals and Metaphysics ] : Aug 2000
On Penelope Fitzgerald. (Full article requires payment.)
[ Narrate or Die ] : 1999
On the best story ever told. (Requires free registration to view article.)
[ Of the Making of Many Lists ] : May 1999
A web-only essay for The New York Times. (Requires free registration to view article.)
[ A Delicate Form of Genius ] : 1998
On Penelope Fitzgerald.
[ The Reader, Once More ] : Apr 1998
On The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. (Full article requires payment.)