For the Guardian, he named his ten "favourite books in which the Fair Folk find themselves in fresh landscapes," including:
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye by AS ByattRead about another entry on Joyce's list.
Stuffed with marvels. Byatt doesn't re-tell fairytales, she creates her own and endows them with intelligent intention and original power. The heroine of the title story, Dr Gillian Perholt, is a scholar and a decoder of stories, and the narrative nests inside that detail. But it's not all cerebral fun. This story has a very large genie endowed with impressive and stinky genitals.
The Page 69 Test: Graham Joyce'sSome Kind of Fairy Tale.