"A.S. Byatt receives Blue Met's Grand Prix"
... About 500 people were at the Delta Delta Hotel Wednesday night to pay tribute to Byatt as she was awarded the Blue Metropolis Literary Grand Prix in recognition of a lifetime’s achievement as novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist and critic ...
Byatt, fluent in French, remarked how happy she was to be visiting a city where people flip between French and English so easily. “The more French you know as a writer, the better you understand English.”
And vicey-vous, as my old teacher used to say.