Maria Tatar is John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature at Harvard University and an expert on children’s literature, German literature, and folklore. She is editor of the Norton Classic Fairy Tales. She coedited (with Erika Eichenseer) the recent Penguin translation of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth’s collection of German fairy tales, The Turnip Princess: And Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales (noted elsewhere in this blog). She has a very interesting blog on all things fairytale; her recent post discusses women, ageing, and the darker fairytale elements in HBO’s Game of Thrones. I have added her blog permanently on the blogroll on the left-hand column of this page.