Antonia Byatt is the director of Literature Strategy at Arts Council England where she has the overview of funding and support for reading and writing. Previously she was director of the Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University, the largest collection of women’s history in the United Kingdom. She was also head of Literature at the South Bank Centre where she programmed major festivals such as Poetry International and a regular series of events, talks and discussions around writing.
The women in the suffrage movement were modern day experts on public campaigning, infiltrating hearts and homes with messages for ‘the cause’. Antonia Byatt, who was the first dir...