Evil fairies, an interview with Sue Bentley, author of We Other

Sue has been interested in stories about fairies since she was a child— I think she’s particularly drawn to a world of dark fairies and magic. A world of tortured souls. Ogden Nash wrote of one of his characters, ‘ he had only one fault, he was evil.’ This could be said of quite a few of Sue’s characters too. And some of them combine evil with beauty, a tantalising and deceptive fusion of qualities. For an extract of Sue’s writing and an interview, see Jamie Marchant