Terry Pratchett Archive

What We Talk About When We Talk About Folk Tales

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My reading list of late includes a lot of folk and fairy tales, reappropriated and retold: Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird, Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Warrior Woman, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Call it my not-so-secret fondness for narratives that deconstruct and rewrite their source material.

Round-Up: Our Shared Shelf, Hila Sedighi, and The King Colour

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From a feminist book club to a petition for the naming of a new element, a look at some of last week’s literary headlines. On January 6, Emma Watson took to twitter to announce she was starting a feminist book club, and asked her followers for name recommendations. The