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Dark folktales retold for modern times by some of the most exciting women writing today, from Daisy Johnson to Eimear McBride

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

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 'Sharp writing and cleverly done' Spectator

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Praise for Hag: 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 - Esquire

  • A series of rich and peculiar little worlds - TLS

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Kirsty Logan

Kirsty Logan is the author of the novels The Gloaming and The Gracekeepers, the short story collections A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, and the flash fiction chapbook The Psychology of Animals Swallowed Alive. Her books have won the Lambda Literary Award, the Polari First Book Prize, the Saboteur Award, the Scott Prize and the Gavin Wallace Fellowship, and been selected for the Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club. Her short fiction and poetry has been translated into Japanese, Spanish and Italian, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries, and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. She lives in Glasgow with her wife.

Paul McQuade is a writer and translator from Glasgow, Scotland. His work has most recently been published in Structo, Little Fiction, the anthology Out There, and has been shortlisted for The White Review and Bridport prizes. He is the recipient of the Sceptre Prize for New Writing and the Austrian Cultural Forum Prize.

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