Friday, July 29, 2011

Francesca Lia Block

Who is Francesca Lia Block?  This Los Angeles native writes postmodern, magic-realist tales that are at once both gritty and beautiful.  Her descriptive writing style is sparkly and transcendent, lending an otherworldly quality to harsh urban landscapes. She describes her own work as “contemporary fairy tales with an edge.”

The Youth, Young Adult and Adult Fiction collections feature such Francesca Lia Block titles as Weetzie Bat,  Echo, Girl Goddess #9, The Hanged Man, I Was A Teenage Fairy, The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold, Wasteland, and Violet & Claire.

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