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.
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