Conrad Aiken, Poet, and daughter Joan…gifted and enchanting!
Conrad Aiken, Joan’s Pulitzer prize winning father didn’t hand out compliments lightly, so it was wonderful to discover a letter he wrote introducing her to Charles Schlessiger, his agent at Brandt & Hochman who was to become her life-long friend and supporter, in which he sings her praises to the moon. A genuine case for Thanksgiving, and a celebration of her remarkable, funny, twentieth century fairy tales – two new editions of which have been published this year.
Two new collections of Joan Aiken’s unforgettable stories came out this year
Celebrated as a book of the year in The Washington Post
and from Virago Modern Classics, just in time for Christmas
‘For the young of all ages’