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Medusa’s Ankles
  • Published: 3 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473578340
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

Medusa’s Ankles

Selected Stories



A luminous single-volume selection of short stories from the Booker prize-winning imagination of A. S. Byatt

Carefully selected from five collections and over thirty years of writing, this beautiful new publication celebrates the best of A. S. Byatt's short stories. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELLFascinated by fairy tales and fables, art and creation, these stories of betrayal and loyalty, quests and longings, loneliness and passion will delight readers.'A cabinet of curiosities... Glitteringly beautiful. Byatt is a vivid colourist' Sunday Times'A cerebral extravaganza, bristling with ideas' Spectator 'These little stories by one of Britain's foremost grandes dames of the writing world are a delightful surprise, packing a much greater punch than many full-length novels... They are moving, thought-provoking, witty and shocking all at once' Sunday Telegraph

  • Published: 3 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473578340
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

About the author

A S Byatt

A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize 1990), the Frederica Quartet and The Children’s Book, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999, and was awarded the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her ‘inspiring contribution to life writing’ and the Pak Kyongni Prize 2017. In 2018 she received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

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