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Alix E. Harrow

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Episode 605: The Coode Street Advent Calendar: Alix E. Harrow

The Coode Street Podcast

The Advent Calendar rolls on  as we move through the holidays towards year's end. Today Jonathan calls up good friend of the podcast and all-round wonderful person Alix E. Harrow to talk about what she's been reading (lots!), what she'd recommend (also lots!), if she has any favourite holiday reads (yes!), and what she had out this year (the hopefully not-the-last-but-almost-certainly-the-last instalment in the Fractured Fables series, A Mirror Mended) and has coming up (a new novel!). As always, our thanks to Alix for making time to talk to us. We hope you enjoy the episode.


10 Dec 2022

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Episode 554-With Alix E. Harrow

The Functional Nerds Podcast

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Alix E. Harrow, author of A Mirror Mended. About A Mirror Mended: Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues. Just when Zinnia’s beginning to think she can’t handle one more princess, she glances into a mirror and sees another face looking back at her: the shockingly gorgeous face of evil, asking for her help. Because there’s more than one person trapped in a story they didn’t choose. Snow White’s Evil Queen has found out how her story ends and she’s desperate for a better ending. She wants Zinnia to help her before it’s too late for everyone. Will Zinnia accept the Queen’s poisonous request, and save them both from the hot iron shoes that wait for them, or will she try another path? About Alix E. Harrow: A former academic and adjunct, Alix E. Harrow is a NYT-bestselling and Hugo-award winning writer living in Virginia with her husband and their two semi-feral kids. She is the author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Once and Future Witches, and various short fiction. This week’s picks: Alix #1: Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R. F Kuang Alix #2: Prey (Hulu) Tracy: 5-Minute Mystery The Museum of Everything Game, for Adults and Kids Ages 8 and up, by SpinMaster Patrick #1: The Princess (Hulu) Patrick #2: Sandman (Netflix) Links: Alix E. Harrow on Twitter Tracy Townsend on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page © 2022 Patrick Hester The post Episode 554-With Alix E. Harrow appeared first on The Functional Nerds.


13 Sep 2022

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Fantasy, Science Fiction and Journeying into the Past with Alix E. Harrow

It’s Lit! [Unabridged]

Breaking down the fantasy genre and how its roots in an often Western vision of “the past” has been slowly changing with Afro-Futurism and more mainstream BIPOC actors. Unabridged is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Democracy demands wisdom.


15 Mar 2022

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A SPINDLE SPLINTERED by Alix E. Harrow, read by Amy Landon

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

Amy Landon’s lively narration unites present-day Ohio and Perceforest, a fairy-tale realm, in Alix. E Harrow’s immersive reimagining. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss this novella that explores the Sleeping Beauty story from the perspective of Zinnia Gray, a chronically ill 21-year-old who has been given “weeks, not months” to live. On her birthday, Zinnia is transported into a world resembling one of her beloved Sleeping Beauty stories. The story is told through Zinnia’s perspective, and listeners absorb her sense of urgency as she and the Princess Primrose venture out into the fairy-tale world to change their fates.Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website. Published by Macmillan Audio.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.comSupport for Behind the Mic comes from Oasis Audio, publisher of The Phantom Stallion, The Nancy Drew Diaries, The Boxcar Children, and other great children’s classics. Visit oasisaudio.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


19 Jan 2022

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Episode 514-With Alix E. Harrow

The Functional Nerds Podcast

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Alix Harrow, author of A Spindle Splintered. About A Spindle Splintered: It’s Zinnia Gray’s twenty-first birthday, which is extra-special because it’s the last birthday she’ll ever have. When she was young, an industrial accident left Zinnia with a rare condition. Not much is known about her illness, just that no-one has lived past twenty-one. Her best friend Charm is intent on making Zinnia’s last birthday special with a full sleeping beauty experience, complete with a tower and a spinning wheel. But when Zinnia pricks her finger, something strange and unexpected happens, and she finds herself falling through worlds, with another sleeping beauty, just as desperate to escape her fate. About Alix Harrow: Alix E. Harrow is a Hugo Award-winning American science fiction and fantasy writer. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, and Locus Award, and in 2019 she won a Hugo Award for her story “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies”. This week’s picks: Alix: Matrix: A Novel by Lauren Groff Tracy: A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny Patrick: Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries, 6) by Martha Wells Links: Alix E. Harrow on Twitter Tracy Townsend on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page © 2021 Patrick Hester The post Episode 514-With Alix E. Harrow appeared first on The Functional Nerds.


2 Nov 2021

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Poured Over

“Suffragettes, but witches.” That was the three-word pitch that Alix E. Harrow used to sell her very fun and very smart second novel, The Once and Future Witches, our newest Monthly Speculative Fiction pick. Alix joins us on the show to talk about portal fantasy, our fascination with fairy tales (and why we keep returning to them), being a messy reader and more. Featured books: The Once and Future Witches, The Ten Thousand Doors of January and A Spindle Splintered, all by Alix Harrow, Ammonite and Spear by Nicola Griffith, and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. Produced/hosted by Miwa Messer and engineered by Harry Liang. Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays.


7 Oct 2021

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A Spindle Splintered: Alix E. Harrow Interview

Westcoast Booksters

One prick of the finger will take you on journey with us and Alix E. Harrow for her new novella. We follow a Sleepy Beauty retelling with a brand new heroine that deserves the spotlight! So come with us and don't forget your sword...


1 Oct 2021

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Book Spoiler: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

What is this book about?

*SPOILERS* In this episode I will be giving my review along with a synopsis of The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow follow us! #witba https://www.instagram.com/whatisthisbookabout/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCURa-bICCiZz0XnjXniFENg New book reviews on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Support Podcast Here: https://anchor.fm/whatisthisbookabout Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-is-this-book-about/id1497467663--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


18 Mar 2021

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Haunted Houses with Rachael Conrad & Alix E. Harrow (1.5)

Misshelved: a podcast for book lovers

Independent bookseller Rachael Conrad chats with Hugo-award winning author Alix E. Harrow! What's the real deal about haunted house stories? Did Haunting of Hill House pull it off? And just how many books can they add to your TBR pile? Welcome to Misshelved, a new bi-weekly podcast from award-winning bookseller Nicole Brinkley. This week, meet independent bookseller Rachael Conrad from Wellesley Books in MA as she chats with bestselling author Alix E. Harrow. Listen in as they talk about house stories, the SFF genre, and loads of books. SHOP WELLESLEY BOOKS: wellesleybooks.com FULL TRANSCRIPTIONS + SHOW NOTES: misshelved.nebrinkley.com LEARN MORE ABOUT BOOKS: tinyletter.com/misshelved MORE PLACES TO LISTEN: anchor.fm/misshelvedpod Editing by Nicole Brinkley. Logo by Jean Michel. Music by Mark Shwedow.


8 Mar 2021

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Episode 61 - How Alix E. Harrow Writes

How Writers Write by HappyWriter

Welcome to Episode 61 - How Alix Harrow WritesEpisode 61 is a good one, my friends. Alix Harrow has such a wonderful perspective on the writing life.And good news! This episode will be available on YouTube in late January so if you want to see the video of Alix and I that will be available.I want to say a special thank you to Alix for her time and graciousness.And now, without any further ado, here is the interview with Alix Harrow!Support the show


14 Jan 2021