Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveller’s Wife, has written and illustrated a new fairy tale. There once was a postman who falls in love with a raven, and together they have a Raven Girl. The Raven Girl is born with arms and legs, but she longs to fly. Niffenegger weaves fairy tale truisms with modern medicine to bring to life a story of identity, and the importance of an open mind and an open heart. The perfect book for fans of Rowling, Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman, Angela Carter and of course Niffenegger herself.
I was lucky enough to attend a reading and Q&A session with Audrey Niffenegger at the London Literary Festival last night. With a brilliantly insightful eye, she gets to the twisted heart of the tale, and exposes it to us in her rich and clever tongue. As much a piece of art as a story, the fairy tale has been created and transformed into a ballet.
Opening on the simple life of the postman, who...Read More