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Prize-winning English author coming to Lenoir-Rhyne University

LENOIR Prize-winning British novelist and short story writer A.S. Byatt is coming to Lenoir-Rhyne University on Nov. 12.

The free program is at 7 p.m. in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

The author of 11 novels and numerous short stories, Byatt is the winner of the Man Booker Prize and Shakespeare Prize and has earned a spot on the London Times’ list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

She is best known for her novels, which include “Possession: A Romance,” and her short fiction that appears regularly in The New Yorker. The movie adaptation of “Possession” starred Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart and was released in 2002. Byatt’s most recent novel, “Ragnarok: The End of the Gods” was published in 2011. It chronicles the finale of the mythological Norse gods.

In 1999, Byatt was made a Dame of the British Empire. The declaration recognized her written works and her contributions to the United Kingdom.

No tickets or reservations are required for the event.

DePriest: 704-868-7745
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