(1997) Novel: "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye: Five Fairy Stories" (Random House)
A S Byatt
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[on J.K. Rowling
and the 'Harry Potter' series]: "Ms Rowling's magic world has no place for the numinous. It is written for people whose imaginative lives are confined to TV cartoons and the exaggerated (more exciting, not threatening) mirror-worlds of soaps, reality TV and celebrity gossip.
She was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours List.