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A.S. Byatt

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The Resume

    (August 24, 1936-November 16, 2023)
    Birth name is Antonia Susan Drabble
    Wrote ‘Shadow of a Sun (1964),' ‘The Game (1967),' ‘The Virgin in the Garden (1978),' ‘Still Life (1985),' ‘Possession: A Romance (1990),' ‘Angels & Insects (1992),' ‘Babel Tower (1996)' and ‘A Whistling Woman (2002)'
    Made a Dame of the British Empire (1999)

Why she might be annoying:

    She is a stuffy old snob.
    She bashes J.K. Rowling and the ‘Harry Potter' books.
    She said the ‘imaginative lives' of adults who like ‘Harry Potter' are ‘confined to . . . soaps, reality TV and celebrity gossip.'
    She includes long, boring poems in some of her books.
    Both ‘Possession' and ‘Angels & Insects' were made into dull films.
    She despises her half-sister, the novelist Margaret Drabble.
    She complains about other writers who get big advances from publishers.
    She says women's skirts in the 1960's were too short (bullshit).
    She looks like Dana Carvey as the Church Lady.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She won the Booker Prize for ‘Possession.'
    She had asthma as a child.
    Her son died in a car wreck.
    She is now more famous than her sister.
    When she attacked ‘Harry Potter,' the ‘Guardian' newspaper said: ‘She is being a party pooper - but then the party pooper is often right.'

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 33 Votes: 93.94% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 84.62% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 37 Votes: 64.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 35 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 36 Votes: 72.22% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 102 Votes: 76.47% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 141 Votes: 75.18% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 80 Votes: 55.00% Annoying