Exclusive Interview: Creatures Of Will And Temper Author Molly Tanzer

It’s a risky proposition to change something about a famous character, especially when it’s something fundamental like their gender. Just ask the people behind the new Ghostbusters or anyone working on the new season of Doctor Who. But risk often walks hand-in-hand with reward, and swapping genders can, in the right hands, pay off creatively. Which seems to be what we’re getting from writer Molly Tanzer, whose new fantasy novel Creatures Of Will And Temper (paperback, Kindle) is a gender swapped version of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture Of Dorian Gray.