October 9, 2010
2010 has been a banner year for fairy tales written for adults. Kate Bernheimer's Horse, Flower, Bird, Jim Knipfel's These Children Come at You with Knives, and Other Fairy Tales and the recently published compilation My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales all reimagined fairy tales with very modern and adult themes.
Add David Sedaris's new book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, to this list.
While reading Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, I wondered what other authors would be well-suited to write fairy tales for adults.
To enter the contest, leave a comment in this post with the name of the author you would most like to see write a collection of modern fairy tales.
The winner will receive David Sedaris's new book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.
One winner will receive the following prize:
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight CT Friday evening (October 15th).
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