I was a panelist for "Using Fairy Tales In Modern Writing", during which several books and authors were recommended. At the request of audience members, I have compiled a list of said books.
- Gael Baudino; find her work here http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/gael-baudino/
- anthologies edited by Terry Windling and Ellen Datlow, for example The Faery Reel and Snow White, Blood Red http://datlow.com/books.html
- Terry Windling; http://terriwindling.com/
- Mercedes Lackey http://www.mercedeslackey.com/
- Jim C. Hines http://www.jimchines.com/
- Mage by Matt Wagner http://www.mattwagnercomics.com/
- Hellboy (comics and the movies) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellboy
- Neil Gaiman; specificall mentioned was his Sandman series and American Gods http://neilgaiman.com/
- Audience rec: Sondheim's Finishing the Hat and Look, I Have a Hat, all about the making of Into The Woods http://www.amazon.com/Finishing-Hat-Volume-1/dp/0753522586
What modern writer of fairy tales do you love?