24.4.08

21st Century Fairies

Too busy reading - of all things - to contribute much of use here today. But if anybody out there is looking for something to read themselves I could recommend these odd little fairy tales over on the Guardian site. They've been there awhile but I just stumbled across them. Hilary Mantel, Nogozi Adichie and Audrey Niffenegger all give their modern rendition of a fairy tale.

And while, I'm at it, can I also recommend checking out Steph Aulenback's Grim Stories, More Grim Stories and Still More Grim Stories over at McSweeney's. I don't think I've mentioned my love of these here before but I did use them in the class I taught this year. I think we need a book of these. Please.

4 comments:

Steph said...

You sweet woman, thank you for linking those. Must go check out those Guardian ones right away...

kittenpie said...

Those are fantastic! Lookit modest STephanie, who as far as I now, hasn't linked to these, so I had totally missed them. Silly girl. Thanks for pointing them out!

Aishwarya said...

I have never seen these mentioned on her blog. They're wonderful!

O'Leary said...

I know. Steph's pretty wonderful - and that whole modesty thing is just the icing on the cupcake.