Spotlight Writing

The Sender’s Daughter: a reading list

Daria Hlazatova

My first YA fantasy novel The Sender’s Daughter was partly influenced or inspired by:

Andersen’s Fairy Tales (illustrated by Troy Howell)
Celtic Fairy Tales – Joseph Jacobs
English Fairy Tales (illustrated by Arthur Rackham) – Wordsworth Classics
The Penguin Book of Norse Myths – Kevin Crossley-Holland
English Heroic Legends – Kathleen Herbert
The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
A Song of Ice and Fire – George RR Martin
The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
Soonchild – Russell Hoban
The Real Middle Earth – Brian Bates
A Celtic Miscellany – Penguin Classics
Exploring the World of the Celts – Simon James
The Mysteries of Britain – Lewis Spence
Native British Trees – Andy Thompson
Goblin Market and Other Poems – Christina Rossetti
Thirty-Five Sonnets – George Sterling
W.B Yeats Selected Poetry – The Penguin Poetry Library
The Writer’s Journey – Christopher Vogler

For a bespoke Spotify playlist for The Sender’s Daughter click here.

Illustration: Daria Hlazatova