Hag - Forgotten Folktales Retold

Virago Press


Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold / 288-page hardback published in 2022 by Virago Press / ISBN 9780349013596


Dark, potent and uncanny, Hag bursts with the untold stories of our isles, captured in voices as varied as they are vivid.

Here are sisters fighting for the love of the same woman, a pregnant archaeologist unearthing impossible bones and lost children following you home. A panther runs through the forests of England and pixies prey upon violent men.

From the islands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall, the mountains of Galway to the depths of the Fens, these forgotten folktales howl, cackle and sing their way into the 21st century, wildly reimagined by some of the most exciting women writing in Britain and Ireland today.

'A thoroughly original package that has a hint of Angela Carter' The Times

'Engaging, modern fables with a feminist tang' Sunday Times

'Sharp writing and cleverly done' Spectator

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.

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