LONDON (AP) — Author AS Byatt, whose books include the Booker Prize-winning historical novel “Possession,” has died at the age of 87.
Byatt’s publisher, Chatto & Windus, said Friday that the author died “peacefully at home surrounded by close family.”
Byatt wrote two dozen novels, beginning with “The Shadow of the Sun” in 1964.
“Possession,” published in 1990, follows two modern scholars who investigate the lives of a pair of Victorian poets. It was adapted as a 2002 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow.