Burning Girls and Other Stories


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5.6 X 8.0 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Veronica Schanoes is an American author of fantasy stories and an associate professor in the department of English at Queens College, CUNY. Her novella Burning Girls was nominated for the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award and won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella in 2013. She lives in New York City. Burning Girls and Other Stories is her debut collection.


This book is for those who like their fairy tales strong and dark. A beautifully written, sharply imaginative collection--stories of vengeance and fury, stories of wit and grit. Many pleasures and many surprises and highly recommended.--Karen Joy Fowler

Veronica Schanoes is one of the most powerful voices in speculative fiction and has been for a very long time. Her work effortlessly blends the modern with the archetypal. It is constantly surprising, endlessly rich, and terribly needed.--Catherynne M. Valente

Brilliant tales of enviable imagination, gracefully written, and with a strong feminist center. One of the best collections I've come across in recent years.--Jeffrey Ford

The tales Veronica Schanoes tells are a heady brew. She blends radicalism and fairytale, vengeance and punk and feminism with angry grieving surrealism. She is inevitable and essential.--Roz Kaveney

These tales are touching and haunting; their language both cutting and connecting; their female protagonists unforgettable--bleeding from thorns, pins, and needles.--Cristina Bacchilega, author of Postmodern Fairytales: Gender and Narrative Strategies

Veronica Schanoes' imagination and artistry are on fire in her collection. . . . She draws on the deep, untapped potential of traditional tales and classic fantasy to inspire her own unique, compelling narratives. Subtly crafted, her stories are sartling in their emotional, psychological, and social resonance.--Donald Haase, Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University

[Mixes] startling documentary narratives with fantasy that address the plight of Jews who seek to change the world. Schanoes, a unique storyteller, is also committed to bringing about a more humane world through her original and provocative stories.--Jack Zipes, author of Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales