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Julie C. Dao: ‘Women I Write Should Never, Ever Be Underestimated’

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content.  Bookshelf, bookshelf, on the wall. What is the most anticipated fall release of all? To be fair, there are quite a few. But Julie C. Dao’s Forest of a Thousand Lanterns has been at the top of our list for a while. It’s a dark fairy tale retelling that reimagines the Evil Queen from “Snow White” rising to power in a world inspired by Imperial China. To celebrate the book’s release, we chatted with Dao about writing a villain, the power of beauty, and why you should never, ever underestimate any of her female characters. Bookish: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a retelling/origin story for the Evil Queen from “Snow White.” Which…

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Shakespeare Comes Alive Again in Lady Macbeth

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From Romeo and Juliet to Hamlet, there’s a reason Shakespeare has stayed popular for hundreds of years. His work isn’t just masterful storytelling, it’s also the groundwork for so many of the classic narratives we’ve come to know and love. At this point, adaptations of Shakespeare’s work could be a genre all of their own. It’s especially interesting when we see his iconic characters pop up in settings that are far different from the fair Verona or the Venice of his time. Take TNT’s newest series, Will. And such is the case with Lady Macbeth, a dark and thought-provoking new film being released in the US on July 14. Like a lot of Shakespeare adaptations, this one is more interpretive than…

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