A S Byatt Resources on the Web
Interviews

BBC Front Row Interview ] : Sep 2011

On Ragnarok: The End of the Gods.

Edinburgh Book Festival ] : Aug 2010

Audio interview from the Edinburgh Book Festival 2010.

All in the Mind ] : Aug 2010

Audio interview on neuroscience.

Guardian Video Interview ] : Aug 2010

A video interview. On why she is not on Twitter or Facebook, and why Wallace Stevens is her "god."

France24 Interview ] : May 2010

A video interview. Done during the International Forum on the Novel, Villa Gillet, Lyon.

The Guardian Book Club ] :  Jul 2009

On Possession.

Essay for the Guardian Book Club ] :  Jul 2009

"AS Byatt on knitting Possession into a satisfying whole."

[ The Guardian Book Podcast ] : May 2009

On The Children's Book. You will need Realplayer or other media players to listen to this file.

The Globe and Mail ] : May 2009

On her naturally gloomy nature.

Harbourfront Centre Interview ] : May 2009

A video interview. On The Children's Book.

[ Interview with the Guardian on The Children's Book ] : Apr 2009

On the writing of The Children's Book.

Watchmojo.com Interview on The Children's Book ] : 2009

A video interview. On the writing of The Children's Book.

[ AS Byatt's Quarrel with Autobiography ] : Aug 2008

Remembered responses from a lecture given during a visit to Sweden.

[ The 5-Minute Interview ] : Nov 2006

From The Independent. A very short interview.

[ Lannan Online Interview with Michael Silverblatt ] : Mar 2006

Readings from Matisse Stories and Little Black Book of Stories. You will need Realplayer to listen to this file.

[ Hear a selection of fairy tales by acclaimed novelist A S Byatt ] : Mar 2006

Readings from "Cold," "The Thing in the Forest," and "Stone Woman." You will need Windows Media Player or Realplayer to listen to this file.

[ Conversation Between A S Byatt and Stephen Frosh ] : Jun 2004

From Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, Volume 77 No. 2. Full article requires purchase.

[ Online Chat ] : Apr 2004

From The Washington Post. A Q&A with readers across America.

[ WPS1 MoMA Art Radio Interview ] : Jan 2004

On Little Black Book of Stories. Scroll down to Edition #7. You will need Realplayer to listen to this file.

At John Carroll University ] : 2004

A reading from The Little Black Book of Stories and questions from the audience.  You will need Realplayer or other media players to listen to the files.

[ BBC World Book Club Possession ] : 2004

A reading from Possession and questions from BBC World Service listeners. You have to scroll down a bit. You will need Realplayer to listen to this file.

[ Cercles Interview ] : 2003

A longer, slightly academic interview. Mostly about the art of the novel.

[ Sources Interview ] : 2003

A long interview on the sources of her writing. You will need Acrobat Reader to read this file.

[ BBC Front Row Interview ] : Sep 2003

On the Quartet, particularly on finishing the quartet. Look carefully for the link: it's under the words "by Chatto & Windus." You will need Realplayer to listen to this file.

[ KCRW Interview on A Whistling Woman ] [ part one | part two ] : Mar 2003

Done in two parts. You will need Realplayer to listen to this file.

[ An Interview with A. S. Byatt and Lawrence Norfolk ] : 2002

[ BBC Woman's Hour Interview on the Frederica Quartet ] : May 2002

On the Frederica Quartet and its BBC Radio 4 dramatization. You will need Realplayer to listen to this file.

The Paris Review: Interview ] Fall 2001

Excellent in-depth interview.

[ NPR Interview on The Biographer's Tale ] : Jan 2001

Recorded before a live audience in Philadelphia. You will need Realplayer to listen to this file.

[ A Reading and Talk at Emory University ] : 1999

A long interview on the sources of her writing. You will need Realplayer to listen to this file.

[ Sun Strokes and Inner Lights ] : Nov 1998

A general interview.

[ KCRW Interview on Djinn ] : Feb 1998

On Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. You will need Realplayer to listen to this file.

[ That Thinking Feeling ] : Jun 1996

Interview with The Guardian. Taken during the promotional tour for Babel Tower.

[ The Salon Interview ] : Jun 1996

The most well-known A S Byatt interview on the Internet. Taken during the promotional tour for Babel Tower.

[ KCRW Interview on Matisse ] : Jun 1995

On The Matisse Stories. You will need Realplayer to listen to this file.

[ A Less Well-Known Salon Interview (Litchat) ] : 1995/6

It is unclear when this interview took place, but it mentions that Philip Haas' Angels and Insects has been released to theaters, dating it to somewhere around that time. Concerns the writing of Angels and Insects and proving D.H. Lawrence wrong. There's a transcription error that replaces The Shadow of the Sun with Possession.

[ KCRW Interview on Possession ] : Mar 1992

On the aesthetic theory behind Possession. You will need Realplayer to listen to this file.

[ What Possessed A S Byatt? ] : May 1991

An interview with The New York Times. (Requires free registration to view article.)

[ You Should Meet A S Byatt. I Did. ] : March 2005

This is not a professionally written article but a blog entry with notes from a meeting with A S Byatt.