Thursday, June 28, 2012

Top ten fairy fictions

Graham Joyce, a winner of the O. Henry Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the World Fantasy Award, lives in Leicester, England, with his family. His books include The Silent Land, Smoking Poppy, Indigo (a New York Times Notable Book of 2000), The Tooth Fairy (a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998), and Requiem, among others.

Joyce's new novel is Some Kind of Fairy Tale.

For the Guardian, he named his ten "favourite books in which the Fair Folk find themselves in fresh landscapes," including:
The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw

This is a novel that draws on the great tradition of European fairytales but which offers us a shimmering romance for our modern world. A luminous work, about a girl's transformation into glass.
Read about the other entries on Joyce's list.

The Page 69 Test: Ali Shaw's The Girl with Glass Feet.

--Marshal Zeringue