Forgotten Folktales Retold
Engaging, modern fables with a feminist tang * Sunday Times * A thoroughly original package that had a hint of Angela Carter * The Times T2 * Sharp writing and cleverly done * Spectator * Relevant and intriguing * New Statesman * It's easy to get lost in the stories from diverse voices * Guardian * Simply and beautifully executed * Observer * Freshly feminist * Times Literary Supplement * Leaves the reader yearning to believe in the redemptive power of magic -- Sarah Gilmartin * Irish Times * Vivid, perceptive. At the heart of each mystical story is a woman, who, often on the cusp of a new beginning, remains haunted by traumas from her past. * New Statesman * Hag swarms with mermaids, boggarts and shape-shifters but it also explores the hopes and visceral dreads from which those creatures emerged in the human imagination. Daisy Johnson's wittily disquieting take on The Green Children of Woolpit is a masterclass. -- Susan Flockhart * Glasgow Herald *
Together the authors of Hag have published over 50 works, with several national bestsellers. They have won awards including the AM Heath Prize for fiction, Harper's Bazaar short story prize Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, Edge Hill Short Story Prize, Lambda Literary Award, Polari Prize, Saboteur Award, Scott Prize, Gavin Wallace Fellowship, Goldsmith Prize, Women's Prize, SI Leeds Literary Prize, Bristol Short Story Prize, and Betty Trask Award; and they have been nominated for countless others.