Oh yes it looks like September 2012 is going to be rather Grimm indeed. December 2012 marks the bicentenary of the first publication of the Brothers Grimm, Kinder- und Hausmärchen [Children’s and Household Tales] and September is the month that's set to start the celebrations.
On the 6th September sees the publication of the long awaited and much anticipated Philip Pullman rewrites of Grimm tales. Pullman has re-written 50 of his favourite tales including classic and then lesser known works like Han My Hedgehog and Three Snake Leaves (one of my favourite too!) Pullman stresses the book is not just for children but for adults too like the original tales.
The 6th till the 8th of September sees the After Grimm: Fairy Tales and Story Telling Conference, at the Kingston University London run in conjunction with The Sussex Centre for Folklore Fairy Tales and Fantasy (The University of Chichester).
The conference will look at things Grimm and the influence Grimm’s tales have had on culture and society. The Key note speakers include Donald Haase, Neil Philip, Marina Warner, Jack Zipes.
So roll on September let hope for that it’ll be gloriously Grimm!