Retelling Fairy Tales with Ursula Vernon

Retelling Fairy Tales with Ursula Vernon on October 26, 2018 at Burton Barr Central Library

Ursula Vernon presents her talk, "Retelling Fairy Tales for Fun and Profit: An Author's Perspective" on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in the Pulliam Auditorium at Burton Barr Central Library at 6:00 p.m.

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About Ursula Vernon

Ursula Vernon is the author and illustrator of far more projects than is probably healthy. She has written over 15 books for children, several novels for adults, an epic webcomic called “Digger” and various short stories and other odds and ends.

Her work has been nominated for the Eisner and World Fantasy Awards and longlisted for the British Science Fiction Awards. It has garnered a number of Webcomics Choice Awards, enough Junior Library Guild Selections to allow her to cosplay as a six-star general and a mention in the New York Times, which she did not get tattooed to her forehead, despite her mother’s insistence.

Her webcomic “Digger” won the Hugo Award for best graphic story (2012) and the Mythopoeic Award (2013). Her short story “Jackalope Wives” won the Nebula Award for best short story, the Coyotl Award and the WSFA Small Press Award (2015). Her series "Dragonbreath" won the Sequoyah Award for children’s literature, and her series "Hamster Princess" has been nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award and made the Amelia Bloomer List for feminist children’s literature. Her standalone novel "Castle Hangnail" won the Mythopoeic Award for children’s literature in 2016. Her novelette “The Tomato Thief” won the Hugo Award for best novelette in 2017. 

Her current project is the "Hamster Princess" series of books for kids. She also writes for adults under the name T. Kingfisher.

Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
Jake Friedman, Marketing and Outreach Specialist
Oct 12 2018 - 6:00pm
Burton Barr Central Library, Pulliam Auditorium
Off campus