But which of the many characters of these traditional stories do you most closely relate to? Are you as curious and fearless as Goldilocks, or as antagonistic and led by your stomach as The Big Bad Wolf? Well, thanks to our interactive quiz, you need wonder no longer.
Click through and answer the questions below to find out which traditional fairy tale character matches your personality.
Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival runs until 27 October, with daily events, talks, discussions, performances and workshops.
On 22 & 23 October Windmill Theatre Company and Imaginate bring to life the story of Baba Yaga, offering a modern take on this traditional Slavic fairy tale.