There is so much to like about Alix Harrow. Here are three things that recommend her with my highest regard. I encourage you to read her work!
- She writes short stories like “The Ransom of Miss Coraline Connelly” (Fireside Magazine, July 2020) that turn the hair-pulling realities of modern parenting into a delicious fairy tale.
- She tweets about parenting, too:
me: oh my god just go to sleep
the 2yo, after less than ten seconds of quiet: I DID IT!! GOOD MORNING MAMA!!
— Alix E. Harrow (@AlixEHarrow) August 5, 2020
- Her novel “The Ten Thousand Doors of January” is a feat of poetic prose featuring a courageous female lead. An excellent NPR review gets to the core of why it’s so delicious, particularly as an extension of the imagination in this pandemic.
An unrelated fact that does not recommend her writing but does illuminate my bias: her name is enchanting to me simply because Harrow is the British town where I spent many a summer with my grandparents.