• Crystal Bevers

Resources for Writing About Myth, Fairy Tales, and Folklore

If you have a particular interest in myth, fairy tale, and folklore - which can be a rich foundation for all kinds of writing - here are some resources for you.



  • Aurelia, Carol Mavor

  • Critical and Creative Perspectives on Fairy Tales, Vanessa Joosen

  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, Jack Zipes

  • From the Beast to the Blonde, Marina Warner

  • Once Upon a Time, Marina Warner

  • Stories About Stories, Brian Attebury

  • The Fairy Tale as Art Form and Portrait of Man, Max Luthi

  • The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Maria Tatar

  • The Interpretation of Fairy Tales, Marie-Louise Von Franz

  • The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre, Jack Zipes

  • Troublesome Things: A History of Fairies and Fairy Stories, Diane Purkiss


  • Among Others, Jo Walton

  • Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth

  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Gregory Maguire

  • Deathless, Catherine M. Valente

  • Foxfire, Wolfskin, Sharon Blackie

  • Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins, Emma Donoghue

  • My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales, Kate Bernheimer

  • Pretty Monsters, Kelly Link

  • Snow White, Red Blood, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce

  • Spindle’s End, Robin McKinley

  • The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden

  • The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter

  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik

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