Podcast: A.S. Byatt discusses the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm

Published 9 December 2014

Novelists A. S. Byatt and Lawrence Norfolk venture together into Germany’s dark woods to discover witches, goblins, lost children and treasure.

  • As part of a series of events surrounding the exhibition ‘Anselm Kiefer’, novelists A.S. Byatt and Lawrence Norfolk lead a discussion on the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales.

    Most famous for her 1990 Booker prize-winning novel Possession, A.S. Byatt has felt the lure of fairytales since childhood. Exploring the complex moralities of the stories, feminine power and the role of the natural world, Byatt teases out our responses to a genre of fiction which portrays a distinctly adult world to the childish imagination.

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