The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Editor: Zipes, Jack
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Inc.

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-19-968982-8
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Image Count: 62
Book Status: Available
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  • List of Contributors
  • Introduction
  • A
  • Aarne, Antti
  • Aarne–Thompson index
  • Achebe, Chinua (1930–2013)
  • Ada, Alma Flor (1938–)
  • Adams, Richard (1920–2016)
  • Addy, Sidney (1848–1933)
  • Adventures of Pinocchio
  • advertising and fairy tales
  • Afanasyev, Aleksandr (1826–71)
  • Aiken, Joan (1924–2004)
  • Ainsworth, Ruth (1908–84)
  • Aladdin
  • Alcott, Louisa May (1832–88)
  • Alexander, Lloyd (1924–2007)
  • Ali Baba
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (film versions)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1865)
  • Alice in Wonderland (film versions)
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Álvarez González, Blanca (1957–)
  • Alverdes, Paul (1897–1979)
  • Andersen, Hans Christian (1805–75)
  • Andersson, Christina (1936–)
  • Anstey, F. (pseudonym of Thomas Anstey Guthrie, 1856–1934)
  • aphorisms and fairy tales
  • Apollinaire, Guillaume (pseudonym of Wilhelm-Apollinaris de Kostrowitzky, 1880–1918)
  • approaches to the literary fairy tale
  • Apuleius, Lucius (125–?)
  • Arabian Nights, The (also known as The Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: alf laila wa-laila))
  • Ardizzone, Edward (1900–79)
  • Arène, Paul (1843–96)
  • Armando (Herman Dirk van Dodeweerd, 1929–)
  • Arndt, Ernst Moritz (1769–1860)
  • Arnim, Achim von (1781–1831)
  • Arnim, Bettina von (née Brentano, 1785–1859)
  • Arnim, Gisela von (1827–89)
  • Arpino, Giovanni (1927–87)
  • Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen (1812–85) and Moe, Jørgen (1813–82)
  • ‘Aschenputtel’
  • Ashton, Sir Frederic (1904–88)
  • Attwell, Mabel Lucie (1879–1964)
  • Atwood, Margaret (1939–)
  • Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, baronne d’ (or comtesse) (1650/51–1705)
  • Auneuil, Louise de Bossigny, comtesse d’ (d. 1700?)
  • Austin, Keith
  • Avery, Frederick Bean (Fred Avery, Tex Avery) (1908–80) American animator, cartoonist, and director,
  • Awa, Naoko (1943-93)
  • Aymé, Marcel (1902–67)
  • B
  • Bába Yagá
  • Babbitt, Natalie (1932–2016)
  • Bail, Murray (1941–)
  • Bain, R. Nisbet (Robert Nisbet Bain, 1854–1909)
  • Bakshi, Ralph (1938–)
  • Balanchine, George (original name Giorgi Balanchivadze, 1904–83)
  • Balázs, Béla (pseudonym of Herbert Bauer, 1884–1949)
  • Baldini, Antonio (1889–1962)
  • ballet and fairy tales
  • Baluschek, Hans (1870–1935)
  • Banville, Théodore de (1823–91)
  • ‘Barbe-bleue’
  • Bardin, Garri (1941–)
  • Baret, Paul (1728–95)
  • Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834–1924)
  • Baroja, Pío (1872–1956)
  • Barrie, Sir James Matthew (1860–1937)
  • Barta, Jiří (1948–)
  • Barth, John (1930–)
  • Bartók, Béla (1881–1945)
  • Basile, Giambattista (1575–1632)
  • Bassewitz, Gerdt von (1878–1923)
  • Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank Baum, 1856–1919)
  • Bausch, Pina (1940–2009)
  • Bayley, Frederick W. N. (1808–53)
  • Bayley, Nicola (1949–)
  • Beagle, Peter S. (1939–)
  • Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Bechstein, Ludwig (1801–60)
  • Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo (1836–70)
  • Belasco, David (1853–1931)
  • ‘Belle au bois dormant, La’
  • Benavente, Jacinto (1866–1954)
  • Bergstrom, Erik (1981–)
  • Berman, Steve (1949–)
  • Bernard, Catherine (1663–1712?)
  • Berner, Rotraut Susanne (1948–)
  • Bernheimer, Kate (1967–)
  • Bernis, François-Joachim de Pierres de (1715–94)
  • Bertall (pseudonym of Charles Albert d'Arnoux, 1820–93)
  • Beskow, Elsa (1874–1953)
  • Bettelheim, Bruno (1903–90)
  • Bewick, John (1760–95)
  • Biegel, Paul (1925–2006)
  • Biermann, Wolf (1936–)
  • Bignon, Jean-Paul (1662–1743)
  • Bilibin, Ivan Yakovlevich (1876–1942)
  • Black, Holly (1971–)
  • Black Crook, The
  • Blackwood, Algernon (1869–1951)
  • Blake, Quentin (1932–)
  • ‘Blanca Nieve’, ‘Blanche neige’
  • Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente (1867–1928)
  • ‘Blaubart’
  • Block, Francesca Lia (1962–)
  • ‘Bluebeard’ (‘Barbe-bleue’)
  • Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (film: USA, 1938)
  • ‘Bluebird, The’ (‘L'Oiseau bleu’, 1696)
  • Blue Bird, The (film versions)
  • Blue Light, The (Das blaue Licht; film: Germany, 1932)
  • Blunck, Hans Friedrich (1888–1961)
  • Bly, Robert (1926–)
  • Blyton, Enid (1897–1968)
  • Böhl de Faber, Cecilia (‘Fernán Caballero’, 1796–1877)
  • Bonaviri, Giuseppe (1924–)
  • Bonsels, Waldemar (1881–1952)
  • Borges, Jorge Luis (1899–1986)
  • Bouwman, Heather M.
  • Boyle, Eleanor Vere (1825–1916)
  • Boy who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was, The
  • ‘Brave Little Tailor, The’
  • Bray, Anna (1790–1883)
  • Breillat, Catherine (1948–)
  • ‘Bremen Town Musicians, The’
  • Brentano, Clemens (1778–1842)
  • Breton lai (in English, lay)
  • ‘Briar Rose’
  • Brigadoon
  • Briggs, Katharine (Katharine Mary Briggs, 1898–1980)
  • Briggs, Raymond (Raymond Redvers Briggs, 1934–)
  • British and Irish fairy tales
  • British comics
  • Brlić Mažuranić, Ivana (1874–1938)
  • broadside (or Épinal)
  • Broumas, Olga (1949–)
  • Broun, Heywood (1888–1939)
  • Browne, Anthony (1946–)
  • Browne, Frances (1816–79)
  • Bruna, Dick (1927–2017)
  • Brust, Steven (1955–)
  • Buckley, Michael (1969–)
  • Burgess, Gelett (1866–1951)
  • Burkert, Nancy Ekholm (1933–)
  • burlesque fairy-tale films
  • Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (1833–98)
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson (1849–1924)
  • Burton, Richard (1821–90)
  • Burton, Tim (1958–)
  • Busch, Wilhelm (1832–1908)
  • Butcher, Jim (1971–)
  • Buzzati, Dino (1906–72)
  • Byatt, A. S. (Antonia Susan Byatt, 1936–)
  • C
  • Caballero, Fernán
  • Cabinet des fées, Le
  • Cadnum, Michael (1949–)
  • Caldecott, Randolph (1846–86)
  • Calvino, Italo (1923–85)
  • Cannon Movietales
  • Čapek, Karel (1890–1938)
  • Capuana, Luigi (1839–1915)
  • Card, Orson Scott (1951–)
  • Carle, Eric (1929–)
  • Carmody, Isobelle (1958–)
  • Carroll, Jonathan (1949–)
  • Carroll, Lewis (pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832–98)
  • Carter, Angela (1940–92)
  • cartoons and fairy tales
  • Castroviejo, Concha (1915–95)
  • Cavalli, Ennio (1947–)
  • Cavicchioli, Giovanni (1894–1964)
  • Caylus, Anne-Claude-Philippe de Tubières de Grimoard de Pestels de Levis, comte de (1692–1765)
  • Cazotte, Jacques (1719–92)
  • ‘Cendrillon’, ‘Cenerentola’, ‘Cenicienta’
  • Chamisso, Adelbert von (1781–1838)
  • Chamoiseau, Patrick (1953–)
  • chapbook
  • Chase, Richard (1904–88)
  • Chatelain, Clara de (1807–76)
  • Children's and Household Tales
  • Chiostri, Carlo (1863–1939)
  • Choisy, François-Timoléon, abbé de (1644–1724)
  • Chorpenning, Charlotte (1872–1955)
  • Christiansen, Reidar (1886–1971)
  • Chukovsky, Kornei (1882–1969)
  • Cicognani, Bruno (1879–1971)
  • ‘Cinderella’
  • ‘Cinderella’ (film versions)
  • Cinderella (musical)
  • Cinderfella
  • Clarke, Harry (Henry Patrick Clarke, 1889–1931)
  • Clarke, Susanna (1959–)
  • Clément, Frédéric (1949–)
  • Clifford, Lucy Lane (1853?–1929)
  • Cocteau, Jean-Maurice-Eugène-Clément (1889–1963)
  • cognitive criticism and fairy tales
  • Cole, Babette (1950–2017)
  • Cole, Sir Henry (1808–82)
  • Colfer, Chris (1990–)
  • Collins, Suzanne (1962–)
  • Collodi, Carlo (pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini, 1826–90)
  • Colum, Padraic (1881–1972)
  • comic books and graphic novels
  • communist folk-tale films
  • Company of Wolves, The (film)
  • Comyns, Barbara (1907–92)
  • Coover, Robert (1932–)
  • Correia, Hélia (1949–)
  • Cortázar, Julio (1914–84)
  • Costa, Nicoletta (1953–)
  • Cottingley Fairies, The
  • Cox, Palmer (1840–1924)
  • Coypel, Charles-Antoine (1694–1752)
  • Craik, Dinah Maria (née Mulock, 1818–87) English novelist.
  • Cranch, Christopher Pearse (1813–92)
  • Crane, Walter (1845–1915)
  • Cranko, John (1927–73)
  • Crébillon fils, Claude-Prosper Jolyot de (1707–77)
  • Croker, Thomas Crofton (1798–1854)
  • Crossley-Holland, Kevin John William (1941–)
  • Crowley, John (1942–)
  • Crowquill, Alfred (pseudonym of Alfred Henry Forrester, 1804–72)
  • Cruikshank, George (1792–1878)
  • Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin Cummings, 1894–1962)
  • Cunningham, Alan (1784–1842)
  • ‘Cupid and Psyche’
  • Curtin, Jeremiah (1835–1906)
  • Czarnecki, Thomas (1980–)
  • D
  • Dadd, Richard (1817–86)
  • Dadié, Bernard Binlin (1916–)
  • Dahl, Roald (1917–90)
  • Dandy, Beano, and Bunty
  • Daudet, Alphonse (1840–97)
  • Davenport, Tom (1939–)
  • Davies, Peter Llewelyn (1897–1960)
  • Davis, Kathryn (1946–)
  • Dean, Pamela (1953–)
  • Debussy, Claude (1862–1918)
  • de la Mare, Walter (1873–1956)
  • De Larrabeiti, Michael (1937–2008)
  • Delessert, Étienne (1941–)
  • Delibes, Léo (1836–91)
  • De Lint, Charles (1951–)
  • De Morgan, Mary (1850–1907)
  • Demy, Jacques (1931–90)
  • Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace Denslow, 1856–1915)
  • dePaola, Tomie (1934–)
  • De Simone, Roberto (1933–)
  • Deulin, Charles (1827–77)
  • Dick, Philip K. (1928–82)
  • Dickens, Charles (1812–70)
  • Didelot, Charles (1767–1837)
  • Diderot, Denis (1713–84)
  • digital fairy tales
  • Dinesen, Isak (pseudonym of Karen Blixen, 1885–1962)
  • Disney, Walt (1901–66)
  • Disney comics
  • Ditlevsen, Tove (1918–76)
  • Divakaruni, Chitra Banjerjee (1956–)
  • Döblin, Alfred (1878–1957)
  • Doherty, Berlie (1943–)
  • Dokey, Cameron (1956–)
  • Donaldson, Julia (1948–)
  • ‘Donkey-Skin’ (‘Peau d’âne’, 1694)
  • Donoghue, Emma (1969–)
  • Doré, Gustave (1832–83)
  • Doyle, Richard (1824–83)
  • drama and fairy tales
  • Duane, Diane (1952–)
  • Duclos, Charles Pinot (1704–72)
  • Duffy, Carol Ann (1955–)
  • Dukas, Paul (1865–1935)
  • Dulac, Edmund (1882–1953)
  • Dumas, Philippe (1940–)
  • Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron (1878–1957)
  • Durand, Catherine (née Bédacier, c. 1650–1712/15) French writer.
  • Duvall, Shelley (1949–)
  • Duve, Karen (1961–)
  • Dvořák, Antonín (1841–1904)
  • E
  • Egner, Thorbjørn (1912–90)
  • Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von (1788–1857)
  • Elgar, Sir Edward (1857–1934)
  • Ende, Michael (1929–95)
  • Ensikat, Klaus (1937–)
  • Erben, Karel Jaromír (1811–70)
  • Ernst, Olga (1888–1972)
  • Esterhazy, Daniska (1969–)
  • Estes, Clarissa Pinkola (1943–)
  • Eulalie (Eulalie Banks, 1895–1999)
  • Ewald, Carl (1856–1908)
  • Ewing, Juliana Horatia (1841–85)
  • F
  • faerie (also known as fairyland)
  • Faerie Tale Theatre
  • Fagnan, Marie-Antoinette (d. 1770?)
  • ‘Fairies, The’
  • fairy-tale blogs and websites
  • Fallada, Hans (pseudonym of Rudolf Ditzen, 1893–1947)
  • Fallen Fairies
  • fantasy literature and fairy tales
  • Farjeon, Eleanor (1881–1965)
  • Farmer, Philip José (1918–2009)
  • Feist, Raymond E. (1945–)
  • feminism and fairy tales
  • Fénelon, François de Salignac de la Mothe (1651–1715)
  • Ferra-Mikura, Vera (1923–97)
  • Ferro, Martino (1974–)
  • Ferron, Jacques (1921–85)
  • Fetscher, Iring (1922–2014)
  • Fielding, Sarah (1710–68)
  • Figes, Eva (1932–2012)
  • film and fairy tales
  • Finian's Rainbow
  • Fiorentino, Giovanni (second half of 14th century)
  • Fitzgerald, John Anster (1823–1906)
  • Flake, Otto (1880–1963)
  • Fleischer Brothers
  • Fleutiaux, Pierrette (1941–)
  • Flinn, Alex (1955–)
  • Fokine, Michel (1880–1942)
  • Folkard, Charles James (1878–1963)
  • folklore and fairy tales
  • Fontana, Ugo (1921–1985)
  • ‘Foolish Wishes, The’ (‘Les Souhaits ridicules’, 1693)
  • Ford, Ford Madox (1873–1939)
  • Foreman, Michael (1938–)
  • Forsyth, Kate (1966–)
  • Fouqué, Friedrich Freiherr de la Motte (1777–1843)
  • fractured fairy tales
  • France, fairy tales in
  • France, Anatole (pseudonym of Jacques-Anatole-François Thibault, 1844–1924) French poet, novelist, critic, and Nobel laureate (1921)
  • Frank, Natalie (1980–)
  • Franklin Brothers, the (Sidney, 1893–1972, and Chester, 1890–1949)
  • Frau Holle
  • Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins (1852–1930)
  • Freleng, Fitz (1906–1995)
  • ‘Frog King, The’
  • Frølich, Lorenz (1820–1908)
  • Frost, Gregory (1951–)
  • Froud, Brian (1947–)
  • Fuchs, Günter Bruno (1928–77)
  • Fühmann, Franz (1922–84)
  • Funke, Cornelia (1958–)
  • Furniss, Harry (1854–1925)
  • Fuseli, Henry (1741–1825)
  • Fyleman, Rose (Rose Amy Fyleman, 1877–1957)
  • G
  • Gaarder, Jostein (1952–)
  • Gadda, Carlo Emilio (1893–1973)
  • Gág, Wanda (1893–1946)
  • Gaiman, Neil (1960–)
  • Galdone, Paul (1914–86)
  • Galland, Antoine (1646–1715)
  • Garcia, Camille Rose (1970–)
  • García Márquez, Gabriel (1928–2014)
  • Gardner, John (1933–82)
  • Gardner, Sally (no dates available)
  • Garner, Alan (1934–)
  • Garner, James Finn (1960–)
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth (married name of Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson, 1810–65)
  • Gautier, Théophile (1811–72)
  • Gavarni (pseudonym of Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier, 1804–66)
  • Gefaell, María Luisa (1918–78)
  • Geras, Adèle (1944–)
  • Germany, fairy tales in
  • Gerstein, Mordecai (1935–)
  • Gesta Romanorum (Deeds of the Romans)
  • Gibbs, Cecilia May (1877–1969)
  • Gidwitz, Adam (1982–)
  • Giraudoux, Jean (1882–1944)
  • Glass, Philip (1937–)
  • Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich (1804–57)
  • Goble, Paul (1933–2017)
  • Godoy Alcántara, José (1825–75)
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)
  • Goldman, William (1931–)
  • Goldschmidt, Meïr Aron (1819–87)
  • Goldstein, Dina (1969–)
  • Goldstein, Lisa (1953–)
  • Golia (pseudonym of Eugenio Colmo, 1885–1967)
  • Gomez, Marie-Angélique Poission, dame Gabriel de (1684–1770)
  • Gonzenbach, Laura (1842–78)
  • Goodrich, Samuel (1793–1860)
  • Gorey, Edward (1925–2000)
  • Gourmont, Remy de (1858–1915)
  • Goverde, Thijs (1971–)
  • Govoni, Corrado (1884–1965)
  • Goytisolo, Juan (1931–2017)
  • Gozzano, Guido (1883–1916)
  • Gozzi, Carlo (1720–1806)
  • Grace, Patricia (1937–)
  • Grahame, Kenneth (1859–1932)
  • Grass, Günter (1927–)
  • Gray, Nicholas Stuart (1922–81)
  • Green, Roger Lancelyn (1918–87)
  • Greenaway, Kate (1846–1901)
  • greetings cards and fairy tales
  • Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste (1741–1813)
  • Grimault, Paul (1905–94)
  • Grimm, Albert Ludwig (1786–1872)
  • Grimm, Brothers (Jacob Grimm, 1785–1863 and Wilhelm Grimm, 1786–1859)
  • Grimm, Ludwig Emil (1790–1863)
  • Gripari, Pierre (1925–90)
  • Gripe, Maria (1923–2007)
  • Gross, Milt (1895–1953)
  • Grötzsch, Robert (1882–1946)
  • Gruelle, John Barton (1880–1938)
  • Grundtvig, Svend (1824–83)
  • Gueulette, Thomas-Simon (1683–1766)
  • Gulbransson, Olaf (1873–1958)
  • H
  • Hacks, Peter (1928–2003)
  • Hale, Shannon (1974–)
  • Hamilton, Anthony (c.1646–1720) Exiled English writer
  • Hamilton, Virginia (1936–2002)
  • Handel, George Frederick (1685–1759)
  • Hannover, Heinrich (1925–)
  • Hans Christian Andersen (film: USA, 1952)
  • ‘Hansel and Gretel’
  • Harris, Joel Chandler (1848–1908)
  • Hartzell, Päivi (1949–)
  • Hartzenbusch, Juan Eugenio (1806–80)
  • Hauff, Wilhelm (1802–27)
  • Haugen, Tormod (1945–2008)
  • Hauptmann, Gerhart (1862–1946)
  • Haviland, Virginia (1911–88)
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804–64)
  • Hay, Sara Henderson (1906–87)
  • Haymon, Ava Leavell (no dates available)
  • Hearn, Lafcadio (1850–1904)
  • Hegenbarth, Josef (1884–1962)
  • Heidelbach, Nikolaus (1955–)
  • Heine, Heinrich (1797–1856)
  • Heine, Helme (1941–)
  • Heine, Thomas Theodor (1867–1948)
  • Hélias, Pierre Jakez (1914–1995)
  • Henson, Jim (1936–90)
  • Hessel, Franz (1880–1941)
  • Hetmann, Frederik (pseudonym of Hans-Christian Kirsch, 1934–2006)
  • Heym, Stefan (pseudonym of Helmut Flieg, 1913–2001) Controversial (East)
  • Hindemith, Paul (1865–1963)
  • Hines, Jim (1974–)
  • Histoires ou contes du temps passé avec des moralités
  • Hoban, Russell (Russell Conwell Hoban) (1925–2011) Award-winning American writer,
  • Hoernle, Edwin (1883–1952)
  • Hoffman, Alice (1952–)
  • Hoffmann, E. T. A. (1776–1822)
  • Hoffmann, Heinrich (1809–94)
  • Hofman, Wim (1941–)
  • Hofmannsthal, Hugo von (1874–1929)
  • Hogg, James (1770–1835)
  • Holt, Tom (1961–)
  • Hoppe, Felicitas (1960–)
  • Hopper, Nora (1871–1906)
  • Horvàth, Ödon von (1901–38)
  • Hosemann, Theodor (1807–75)
  • Housman, Laurence (1865–1959)
  • Houssaye, Arsène (1815–96)
  • Hughes, Arthur (1823–1915)
  • Hughes, Richard Arthur Warren (1900–76)
  • Hughes, Ted (Edward James Hughes, 1930–98)
  • Humperdinck, Engelbert (1854–1921)
  • Hurston, Zora Neale (1891–1960)
  • Husain, Shahrukh (1950–)
  • Hyman, Trina Schart (1939–2004)
  • I
  • Illés, Béla (1895–1974)
  • Imbriani, Vittorio (1840–86)
  • Ingelow, Jean (1820–97)
  • Ingemann, Bernhard Severin (1789–1862)
  • Innocenti, Roberto (1940–)
  • Into the Woods
  • Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri (1882)
  • Irish fairy-tale films
  • ‘Iron Hans’
  • ‘Iron John’
  • Irving, Washington (1783–1859)
  • Irwin, Robert (1946–)
  • Italy, fairy tales in
  • J
  • Jack and the Beanstalk (film version)
  • Jack Tales
  • Jacobs, Joseph (1854–1916)
  • Janáček, Leoš (1854–1928)
  • Janosch (pseudonym of Horst Eckert, 1931–)
  • Janssen, Susanne (1965–)
  • Jansson, Tove (1914–2001)
  • Japan, fairy tales in
  • Jarrell, Randall (1914–65)
  • Jones, Adrienne and Allen, Peter
  • Jones, Diana Wynne (1934–2011)
  • Jones, Terry (1942–)
  • Jonson, Ben (1572–1637)
  • Jordan, Neil (1950–)
  • Joyce, Graham (1954–)
  • Juan, Ana (1961–)
  • Juan Bobo stories
  • Jung, Carl Gustav (1875–1961)
  • ‘Juniper Tree, The’
  • K
  • Kaffeterkreis (Coffee Circle)
  • Kafka, Franz (1883–1924)
  • Kalevala (1835)
  • Kane, Alice (1908–2003)
  • Kawabata, Yasunari (1899–1972)
  • Keary, Annie (1825–79)
  • Keats, Ezra Jack (1916–83)
  • Keene, Nietzchka (1952–2004)
  • Keightley, Thomas (1789–1872) Irish author of The Fairy Mythology (1828).
  • Kennedy, Patrick (1801–73)
  • Kennedy, Richard (1932–)
  • Kent, Jack (1920–85)
  • Kerner, Justinus (1786–1862)
  • Kerr, Peg (1959–)
  • Kilworth, Garry (1941–)
  • Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812–15)
  • Kingsley, Charles (1819–75) English novelist, Anglican clergyman, and author of The Water-Babies (1863),
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong (1940–)
  • Kipling, Rudyard (1865–1936)
  • Kirsch, Sarah (1935–2013)
  • Kismet
  • Knatchbull-Hugessen, Edward, first Baron Brabourne (1829–93)
  • Knipfel, Jim (1965–)
  • Korczak, Janusz (pseudonym of Henryk Goldszmidt, 1878–1942)
  • Koser-Michaels, Ruth (1896–1968) and Koser, Martin (1903–71) German illustrators
  • Koslow, Ron (1947–)
  • Kotzwinkle, William E. (1938–)
  • Kredel, Fritz (1900–73)
  • Kreidolf, Ernst (1863–1956)
  • Kress, Nancy (1948–)
  • Krúdy, Gyla (1878–1933)
  • Krüss, James (1926–97)
  • Kubin Alfred (1877–1959)
  • Kuitenbrouwer, Kathryn (1965–)
  • Kumin, Maxine (1925–2014)
  • Kunert, Günter (1929–)
  • Kunze, Reiner (1933–)
  • Kurahashi, Yumiko (1935–2005)
  • Kurz, Isolde (1853–1944)
  • Kushner, Ellen (1955–)
  • Kyber, Manfred (1880–1933)
  • L
  • Lackey, Mercedes (1950–)
  • Lacombe, Benjamin (1982–)
  • Lada, Josef (1887–1957)
  • La Force, Charlotte-Rose Caumont de (1654–1724)
  • Lagerkvist, Pär (1891–1974)
  • Lagerlöf, Selma (1858–1940)
  • Lamb, Charles (1775–1834)
  • La Morlière, Charles-Jacques-Louis-Auguste Rochette de (1701–85)
  • Lanagan, Margo (1960–)
  • Landolfi, Tommaso (1908–80)
  • Lang, Andrew (1844–1912)
  • Lasswitz, Kurd (1848–1910)
  • Last Unicorn, The (film: USA, 1982)
  • Lazare, Bernard (1865–1903)
  • Lee, Tanith (1947–2015)
  • Le Guin, Ursula (1929–2018)
  • Leibovitz, Annie (1949–)
  • Leland, Charles Godfrey (1824–1903)
  • Lem, Stanislaw (1921–2006)
  • Lemaître, Jules (1853–1914)
  • Lemon, Mark (1809–70) English writer and the first editor of Punch.
  • Le Noble, Eustache (1643–1711)
  • Lenski, Lois (1893–1974)
  • Leprince de Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie (1711–80)
  • Lermontov, Mikhail (1814–41)
  • Lerner, Alan Jay (1918–86)
  • Levesque, Louise Cavelier (1703–45)
  • Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples Lewis, 1898–1963)
  • Lhéritier de Villandon, Marie-Jeanne (?1664–1734)
  • Liestøl, Knut (1881–1952)
  • Linati, Carlo (1878–1949)
  • Lindgren, Astrid (1907–2002)
  • Link, Kelly (1969–)
  • Lintot, Catherine Caillot dame de (c.1728–?) French writer about whom virtually nothing is known.
  • ‘Little Mermaid, The’
  • ‘Little Nemo’
  • Little Prince, The (film: USA, 1974)
  • ‘Little Red Riding Hood’
  • ‘Little Tom Thumb’ (‘Le Petit Poucet’)
  • Lo, Malinda (no dates available)
  • Lobe, Mira (1913–95)
  • Lobel, Anita (1934–)
  • Lobel, Arnold (1933–87)
  • Loorits, Oskar (1900–61)
  • López Salamero, Nunila (1966–)
  • Lorrain, Jean (1855–1906)
  • Lortzing, Albert (1801–51)
  • Lover, Samuel (1797–1868)
  • Lubert, Marguerite de (c.1710–79)
  • Lynch, P. J. (Patrick James Lynch, 1962–)
  • Lynch, Patricia (1894–1972)
  • M
  • Maar, Paul (1937–)
  • McCarthy, Paul (1945–)
  • McCay, Winsor (1867–1934)
  • McDermott, Gerald (1941–2012)
  • MacDonald, George (1824–1905)
  • McKillip, Patricia A. (1948–)
  • McKinley, Robin (Jennifer Carolyn McKinley, 1952–)
  • MacManus, Seumas (c.1868–1960) Irish dramatist, poet, and prolific writer of popular stories,
  • McNeal, Tom (1950–)
  • Maeterlinck, Maurice (1862–1949)
  • Maguire, Gregory (1954–)
  • Mahfouz, Naguib (1911–2006)
  • Mahy, Margaret (1936–2012)
  • Mailly, Jean, chevalier de (?–1724)
  • Maitland, Sara (1950–)
  • Malamud, Bernard (1914–86)
  • Malerba, Luigi (1927–2008)
  • Mameli, Paolo (1956–)
  • Mardrus, Joseph Charles (1848–1949)
  • Marie de France
  • Marinuzzi, Gino (1882–1945)
  • Marshak, Samuil (1887–1964)
  • Marshall, James (James Edward Marshall, 1942–92)
  • Martín Gaite, Carmen (1925–2000)
  • Masson, Sophie (1959–)
  • Mateos, Aurora (no dates available)
  • Matthiessen, Wilhelm (1891–1965)
  • Matute, Ana María (1925–2014)
  • Mayer, Charles-Joseph, chevalier de (1751–1825) French writer and editor of the 40-volume Cabinet des fées (1785–9).
  • Mayer, Mercer (1943–)
  • Meckel, Christoph (1935–)
  • Méliès, Georges (1861–1938)
  • ‘Mélusine’
  • Mendelssohn, Felix (1809–47)
  • Mendès, Catulle (1841–1909)
  • mermaid fairy-tale films
  • Meyer, Stephenie (1973–)
  • Meyrink, Gustav (1868–1932)
  • Michelstaedter, Carlo (1887–1910)
  • Midsummer Night's Dream, A (film versions)
  • Millar, Harold Robert (1869–1942)
  • Millhauser, Steven (1943–)
  • Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander Milne, 1882–1956)
  • Mitchison, Naomi (1897–1999)
  • Miyazaki, Hayao (1941–)
  • Mizuki, Shigeru (1922–2015)
  • Mizuno, Junko (1973–)
  • Moe, Jørgen
  • Moe, Moltke (1859–1913)
  • Molesworth, Mary Louisa (1839–1921)
  • Moncrif, François-Auguste Paradis de (1687–1770)
  • Montresor, Beni (1926–2001)
  • Moomin characters (or Moomintrolls)
  • Moravia, Alberto (pseudonym of Alberto Pincherle, 1907–90)
  • Morgan le Fay
  • Morgin, Kristen L. (1968–)
  • Morgner, Irmtraud (Irmtraud Elfriede Schreck, 1933–90)
  • Mörike, Eduard (1804–75)
  • Morin, Henry (1873–1961)
  • Morris, William (1834–96)
  • Mother Goose
  • Mother Holle
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)
  • Mrs Pepperpot
  • Mueller, Lisel (1924–)
  • Mulder, Elizabeth (1904–87)
  • Munro, Alice (1931–)
  • Munsch, Robert (1945–)
  • Murat, Henriette Julie de Castelnau, comtesse de (1670–1716)
  • Murphy, Louise (1943–)
  • Musäus, Johann Karl August (1735–87)
  • Musil, Robert (1880–1942)
  • myth/mythology and fairy tales
  • N
  • Napoli, Donna Jo (1948–)
  • Naubert, Benedikte (b. Hebenstreit; m. Holderieder, widowed; m. Naubert, 1756–1819)
  • Neill, John R. (John Rea Neill, 1877–1943)
  • Němcová, Božena (1820–62)
  • Nerval, Gérard de (pseudonym of Gérard Labrunie, 1808–55)
  • Nesbit, Edith (1858–1924)
  • Nestroy, Johann (1801–62)
  • Neverending Story, The (Die unendliche Geschichte)
  • Nielsen, Kay Rasmus (1886–1957)
  • Nimue
  • Nix, Garth (1963–)
  • Nodier, Charles (1780–1844)
  • Nodot, Paul-François (fl. 1695–1700) French writer.
  • Nooteboom, Cees (1933–)
  • Norstein, Yuri (1941–)
  • North American and Canadian fairy tales
  • Norton, Mary (1903–92)
  • Nöstlinger, Christine (1936–2018)
  • Novalis (pseudonym of Friedrich von Hardenberg, 1772–1801)
  • Novaro, Angelo Silvio (1868–1938)
  • nursery comics
  • Nyblom, Helena (1843–1926)
  • Nyström, Jenny (1854–1946)
  • O
  • Oates, Joyce Carol (1938–)
  • Ōba, Minako (1930–2007)
  • O'Casey, Sean (1880–1964)
  • Ocelot, Michel (1943–)
  • Oehlenschläger, Adam (1779–1850)
  • Offenbach, Jacques (1819–80)
  • Ogawa, Yōko (1962–)
  • Okri, Ben (1959–)
  • Ole Lukkøje
  • Olrik, Axel (1864–1917)
  • Ontiveros, José Rodolfo Loaiza (1982–)
  • opera and fairy tales
  • operetta and fairy tales
  • oral tradition and fairy tales
  • oriental fairy tales
  • Ossorio y Bernard, Manuel (1839–1904)
  • Othoniel, Jean-Michel (1964–)
  • Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul (fl.1920–35) Australian writer and illustrator
  • Oyeyemi, Helen (1984–)
  • P
  • Pacovská, Kvĕta (1928–)
  • Paget, Francis (1806–82)
  • Paine, Albert Bigelow (1861–1937)
  • Pajon, Henri (?–1776)
  • Pal, George (1908–80)
  • Palacio Valdés, Armando (1853–1937)
  • Panchatantra
  • Pancrazi, Pietro (1893–1952)
  • Panzini, Alfredo (1863–1939)
  • Pardo Bazán, Emilia (1851–1921)
  • Parrish, Maxfield (1870–1966)
  • Pasolini, Pier Paolo (1922–75)
  • Paton, Joseph Noël (1821–1901)
  • Paulding, James Kirke (1778–1860)
  • Peacock, Thomas Love (1785–1866)
  • Peake, Mervyn Laurence (1911–68)
  • Pedley, Ethel (1859–1898)
  • Peele, George (c.1558–96) English dramatist,
  • Pentamerone
  • Pereda, José María de (1833–1906)
  • Pérez Galdós, Benito (1843–1920)
  • Perodi, Emma (1850–1918)
  • Perrault, Charles (1628–1703)
  • Peterfreund, Diana (1979–)
  • Peter Pan
  • Peter Pan (film)
  • Peter Pan (musical)
  • Petrushevskaya, Lyudmila (1938–)
  • piacevoli notti, Le (1550–3)
  • Pinborough, Sarah (1972–)
  • Pinkney, Brian (1961–)
  • Pinkney, Jerry (1939–)
  • Pinocchio, The Adventures of (Le avventure di Pinocchio)
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Pitrè, Giuseppe (1841–1916)
  • Pitzorno, Bianca (1942–)
  • Piumini, Roberto (1947–)
  • Planché, James Robinson (1796–1880)
  • Pocci, Franz von (1807–76)
  • poetry and fairy tales
  • Pogány, Willy (1882–1955)
  • Pogodin, Radi (1925–93)
  • Polívka, Jiří (1858–1933)
  • Pontiggia, Giuseppe (1934–2003)
  • popular song and fairy tales
  • pornography and fairy tales
  • Portuguese fairy tales
  • postcards and fairy tales
  • Potócki, Jan (1761–1815)
  • Potter, Beatrix (1866–1943)
  • Pourrat, Henri (1887–1959)
  • Powell, Michael (1905–90) and Pressburger, Emeric (1902–88)
  • Pratchett, Terry (1948–2015)
  • Pratt, Tim (1976–) Prolific, award-winning American science fiction and fantasy writer and poet, and senior editor at Locus magazine.
  • Préchac, Jean de (1676–?)
  • Prelusky, Jack (1940–) American writer of children's poetry
  • Preus, Margi (no dates available)
  • Preussler, Otfried (1923–2013)
  • ‘Princess and the Pea, The’ (‘Prindsessen paa Ærten’)
  • Princess Bride, The (Rob Reiner, 1987)
  • Prineas, Sarah (no dates available)
  • Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeievitch (1891–1953)
  • Propp, Vladimir (1895–1970)
  • proverbial language and fairy tales
  • Prøysen, Alf (1914–70)
  • Prussian, Claire (1930–)
  • psychology and fairy tales
  • Puccini, Giacomo (1858–1924)
  • Pullman, Sir Philip (1946–)
  • Purcell, Henry (1659–95)
  • Pushkin, Alexander (1799–1837)
  • ‘Puss-in-Boots’
  • Pyle, Howard (1853–1911)
  • Q
  • Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur Thomas (1863–1944)
  • R
  • Rackham, Arthur (1867–1939)
  • Raimund, Ferdinand (pseudonym of Jakob Raimann, 1790–1836)
  • Ralston, William Ralston Shedden (1828–89)
  • Randolph, Vance (1892–1980)
  • Ransome, Arthur (1884–1967)
  • ‘Rapunzel’
  • Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair (film: UK, 1978)
  • Ravel, Maurice (1875–1937)
  • Redgrove, Peter (1932–2003)
  • ‘Red Shoes, The’ (‘De Røde Sko’, 1845)
  • Régnier, Henri de (1864–1936)
  • Rego, Paula (1935–)
  • Reid Banks, Lynne (1929–)
  • Reinick, Robert (1805–52)
  • Reiniger, Lotte (1899–1981)
  • Ricard, Jules (1848–1903)
  • Rice, Anne (1941–)
  • Richter, Ludwig (Adrian Ludwig Richter, 1803–84).
  • Rickert, M. (Mary Rickert, 1959–)
  • Riley, James Whitcomb (1849–1916)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Andreievich (1844–1908)
  • Ringelnatz, Joachim (pen name of Hans Bötticher, 1883–1934)
  • ‘Riquet with the Tuft’ (‘Riquet à la houppe’)
  • Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (1837–1919)
  • ‘Robber Bridegroom, The’
  • Robinson, Charles (1870–1937)
  • Robinson, Thomas Heath (1869–1950)
  • Robinson, William Heath (1872–1944)
  • Rodari, Gianni (1920–80)
  • Roi et l'oiseau, Le (The King and the Bird)
  • Romano, Lalla (1906–2001)
  • Rosen, Michael (1946–)
  • Rossetti, Christina (1830–94)
  • Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828–82)
  • Rossini, Gioacchino (1792–1868)
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712–78)
  • Rowling, J. K. (Joanne Rowling, 1965–)
  • Rubino, Antonio (1880–1964)
  • Rühmkorf, Peter (1929–2008)
  • ‘Rumpelstiltskin’
  • Rushdie, Salman (1947–)
  • Rushforth, P. S. (Peter Scott Rushforth, 1945–2005)
  • Ruskin, John (1819–1900)
  • Ruy-Vidal, François (1931–)
  • S
  • S. Svend Otto (real name Svend Otto Sörensen, 1916–96)
  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine Jean-Baptiste Marie Roger de (1900–44)
  • Sand, George (pseudonym of Amandine-Aurore-Lucile Dudevant, née Dupin, 1804–76) French romantic novelist and writer.
  • Sandburg, Carl (1878–1967)
  • Sanderson, Ruth (1951–)
  • San Souci, Robert (1946–)
  • Sanvitale, Francesca (1928–2011)
  • Sargood, Corinna (1941–)
  • Sarnelli, Pompeo (1649–1724)
  • Scandinavian countries, fairy tales in
  • Scarry, Richard (1919–94)
  • Schami, Rafik (1946–)
  • Scheherazade
  • Schenck, Johann Baptist (1753–1836)
  • Schiller, Friedrich von (1759–1805)
  • Schönlank, Bruno (1891–1965)
  • schools of folk-narrative research
  • Schröder, Binette (1939–)
  • Schulz, Heinrich (1872–1932)
  • Schumann, Robert (1810–56)
  • Schwartz, Yevgeni (1896–1958)
  • Schwind, Moritz von (1804–71)
  • Schwitters, Kurt (1887–1948)
  • Schwob, Marcel (1867–1905)
  • science fiction and fairy tales
  • Scieszka, Jon (1954–)
  • Scott, Sir Walter (1771–1832)
  • Scudder, Horace (1838–1902)
  • Ségur Sophie, comtesse de (1799–1874)
  • Seidel, Heinrich (1842–1906)
  • Seidel, Ina (1885–1974)
  • Sélis, Nicolas (1737–1802)
  • Sendak, Jack (1923–95)
  • Sendak, Maurice (1928–2012)
  • Sercambi, Giovanni (1348–1424)
  • Seton, Ernest Thompson (1860–1946)
  • Seuss, Dr (pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Giesel, 1904–91)
  • Sexton, Anne (1928–74)
  • Shakespeare, William (1564–1616)
  • Sharp, Evelyn (1869–1955)
  • Shepard, Ernest Howard (1879–1976)
  • Sherman, Cindy (1954–)
  • Sherman, Delia (1951–)
  • Shrek (films)
  • Shua, Ana Maria (1951–)
  • Shulman, Polly (1963–)
  • Shwartz, Susan (1949–)
  • Sibelius, Jean (1865–1957)
  • Sierra, Judy (1945–)
  • Silko, Leslie Marmon (1948–)
  • Sinclair, Catherine (1800–64)
  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis (1904–91)
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Sir Orfeo
  • Slater, Lauren (1963–) American clinical psychologist, freelance writer, and award-winning author.
  • Slavic and Baltic countries, fairy tales in
  • ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (‘Briar Rose’)
  • Sloane, A. Baldwin (Alfred Baldwin Sloane, 1872–1925) American theatre composer.
  • Smith, Harry B. (1860–1936)
  • Smith, Jessie Willcox (1863–1935)
  • Smith, Kiki (1954–)
  • Snow, John Frederick ‘Jack’ (1907–56) American author of Oz books.
  • ‘Snow Queen, The’ (‘Sneedronningen’)
  • ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’
  • socialization and fairy tales
  • Solinas Donghi, Beatrice (1923–)
  • Solomon, Fred (Frederick Charles Solomon, 1853–1924)
  • Sørensen, Villy (1929–2002)
  • Spain, fairy tales in
  • Spenser, Edmund (1552–99)
  • Spielberg, Steven (1946–)
  • Springer, Nancy (1948–)
  • Stahl, Karoline (née Dumpf, 1776–1837) Livonian writer of fairy tales and didactic literature for children.
  • stamps and fairy tales
  • Starewicz, Ladislaw (1882–1965)
  • ‘Steadfast Tin Soldier, The’ (‘Den Standhaftige Tinsoldat’)
  • Steiber, Ellen (1955–)
  • Steig, William (1907–2003)
  • Stein, Gertrude (1874–1946)
  • Stephens, George (1813–95)
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850–94)
  • Stewart, Sean (1965–)
  • Stockton, Frank (1834–1902)
  • Storm, Theodor (1817–88)
  • Storr, Catherine (1913–2001)
  • storytelling and fairy tales
  • Straparola, Giovan Francesco (c.1480–1558) Italian writer and poet,
  • Stratton, Helen (fl. 1892–1925) British illustrator
  • Strauss, Gwen (1963–)
  • Strauss, Richard (1864–1949)
  • Stravinsky, Igor Fyodorovich (1882–1971)
  • Strindberg, August (1849–1912)
  • Stuckenberg, Viggo (1863–1905)
  • Suárez Solís, Sara (1925–2000)
  • Sutermeister, Otto (1832–1901)
  • Švankmajer, Jan (1934–)
  • Svevo, Italo (pseudonym of Ettore Schmitz, 1861–1928)
  • Swan, Anni (1875–1958)
  • T
  • Tabart, Benjamin (c.1767/8–1833) London bookseller and proprietor of the Juvenile Library
  • Taglioni, Filippo (1778–1871)
  • Taglioni, Paul (1808–84)
  • Takahashi, Rumiko (1957–)
  • Tale of a Youth who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was, The (Von einem, der auszog, das Gruseln zu lernen)
  • Tarrant, Margaret (1888–1959)
  • Tawada, Yōko (1960–)
  • Taylor, Edgar (1793–1839)
  • Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840–93)
  • Tegner, Hans Kristian (1853–1932)
  • television and fairy tales
  • Temple, Shirley (1928–2014)
  • Tenggren, Gustaf (1896–1970)
  • Tenniel, John (1820–1914) English illustrator and cartoonist for Punch.
  • Tennyson, Alfred, Lord (1809–92)
  • Tepper, Sheri S. (1929–2016)
  • Terayama, Shūji (1935–83)
  • Tetzner, Lisa (1894–1963)
  • Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811–63) English novelist and author of The Rose and the Ring (1855).
  • Thief of Baghdad, The
  • Thompson, Alfred (pseudonym of Thompson E. Jones, 1831–95)
  • Thompson, Ruth Plumly (1891–1976)
  • Thorpe, Benjamin (1782–1870)
  • Thousand and One Nights, The
  • ‘Thumbelina’ (or ‘Inchelina’)
  • Thurber, James (1894–1961)
  • Tieck, Ludwig (1773–1853)
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 1892–1973)
  • Tolstoy, Aleksei (1882/3–1945)
  • Tolstoy, Lev (1828–1910)
  • ‘Tom Thumb’
  • Topelius, Zacharias (1818–98)
  • Tournier, Michel (1924–)
  • Travers, Pamela Lyndon (1906–96)
  • Trnka, Jiří (1912–69)
  • Tucker, Charlotte Maria (1821–93)
  • Turgeon, Carolyn (1971–)
  • Tutuola, Amos (1920–1997)
  • Twain, Mark (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835–1910)
  • U
  • Ubbelohde, Otto (1867–1922)
  • ‘Ugly Duckling, The’
  • Undine
  • Ungerer, Tomi (pseudonym of Jean Thomas, 1931–2019)
  • Ursu, Anne (no dates available)
  • Uttley, Alison (1884–1976)
  • V
  • Valente, Catherynne M. (1979–)
  • Valenzuela, Luisa (1938–)
  • Valeri, Diego (1887–1976)
  • Vande Velde, Vivian (1951–)
  • Vess, Charles (1951–)
  • Victorian fairy painting
  • Vidal, Beatriz Martín (1973–)
  • Villardefrancos, Marisa (1915–1975)
  • Villeneuve, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de (1685–1755)
  • Vogeler, Heinrich (1872–1942)
  • Voisenon, Claude-Henri de Fuzée, abbé de (1708–75)
  • Volkmann, Richard von (pseudonym of Richard Leander, 1830–89)
  • Volkov, Aleksandr (1891–1977)
  • Voltaire (pseudonym of François Marie Arouet, 1694–1778)
  • W
  • Wackenroder, Wilhelm Heinrich (1773–98)
  • Waddell, Martin (1941–)
  • Waechter, Friedrich Karl (1937–2005)
  • Wagner, Richard (1813–83)
  • Walcott, Derek (1930–2017)
  • Walker, Barbara G. (1930–)
  • Walker, Wendy (1951–)
  • Walser, Robert (1878–1956)
  • Walsh, Jill Paton (1937–)
  • Walton, Jo (1964–)
  • Warner, Marina (1946–)
  • Warner, Sylvia Townsend (1893–1978)
  • Weber, Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von (1786–1826)
  • Weldon, Fay (1931–)
  • Wells, H. G. (Herbert George Wells, 1866–1946) British novelist and social critic,
  • Wenz-Viëtor, Else (1882–1973)
  • Werenskiold, Erik (1855–1938)
  • Whistler, Rex (Reginald John Whistler, 1905–44)
  • White, T. H. (Terence Hanbury White, 1906–64)
  • Wiechert, Ernst (pseudonym of Ernst Barany Bjell, 1887–1950)
  • Wieland, Christoph Martin (1733–1813)
  • Wilde, Oscar (1854–1900)
  • Wilde's fairy tales, film adaptations
  • Williams, Jay (1914–78)
  • Willingham, Bill (1956–)
  • Willow (film: USA, 1988)
  • Windling, Terri
  • Winterson, Jeanette (1959–)
  • Wizard of Oz, The (1900)
  • Wizard of Oz, The (film: USA, 1939)
  • Wizard of Oz, The (stage versions)
  • Wolf, Friedrich (pseudonym of Johannes Laicus, 1817–55)
  • Wolff, Albert (1884–1970)
  • Woodward, Alice B. (1862–1951)
  • Wrede, Patricia C. (1953–)
  • Wynne-Jones, Tim (1948–)
  • Y
  • Yanagi, Miwa (1967–)
  • Yeats, William Butler (1865–1939)
  • ‘Yellow Dwarf, The’
  • Yep, Laurence (1948–)
  • Yolen, Jane (1939–)
  • Z
  • Zelinsky, Paul O. (1953–)
  • Zemach, Margot (1931–89)
  • Zeman, Karel (1910–89)
  • Zingerle, Ignaz Vinzenz (1825–92) and Zingerle, Joseph (1831–91) German folklorists.
  • Zur Mühlen, Hermynia (1883–1951)
  • Zwerger, Lisbeth (1954–)
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