Getting Storyshaped With Helenka Stachera
This week's episode sees Sinéad having a fantastically wide-ranging discussion with the brilliant Helenka Stachera, author of The Ice Whisperers and Fin and the Memory Curse. Helenka's books draw on many of the stories she grew up with, and had told to her as a young girl - and having grown up in a fairytale-like yellow brick house in the woods, she has always had a fascination with traditional folktales, which have had a definite impact on her life and work. Come with us as we delve into the rich tapestry of Helenka's Storyshaped life!
You can find Helenka on Twitter @HStachera
Books mentioned in this episode include Helenka's own:
The Ice Whisperers, Helenka Stachera
Fin and the Memory Curse, Helenka Stachera
Grimm's Fairy Tales
The Science of Storytelling by Will Storr
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
The Quick by Lauren Owen
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Goose Girl (traditional)
The Consequence Girl by Alastair Chisholm
Gender-Swapped Fairytales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett
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